CES 2015 is a hotbed of technology launches and audio is a big part of the offerings. With speakers firing in from all directions, we've there are plenty of innovative offerings coming out of Las Vegas.

We've rounded up some of the most interesting speakers launched at CES 2015, so you can see what's happening in Sin City.

One initiative just announced is Google Cast for Audio. This works in a similar way to Chromecast, letting you send apps from apps directly to speakers. This will be a new trend in this year's speakers and already we have some products announced that support Google's new music system

READ: What is Google Cast for Audio?

There are plenty of interesting speakers coming from CES 2015, and we'll continue to update this feature as we lay eyes on some of the more interesting ones.

HoM has a number of speakers updated and refreshed at CES 2015. The One Foundation soundbar is enhanced with Qualcomm AllPlay, meaning it'll play nice with other AllPlay speakers to sync music across multiple devices. There's a lovely glazed oak baffle, two 5.25-inch woofers and 1-inch drivers.

If you're looking for something more portable, then the Chant Mini (£39) or Chant BT Sport (£79) might be to your liking. These Bluetooth speakers promise House of Marley styling, with the Sport offering water resistance for outdoor use. 

We loved the original UE Boom, it was one of our favourite Bluetooth speakers of 2013, and now it's bigger. Imaginatively called the Megaboom, this Ultimate Ears speaker is about double the size of the original.

But it sticks to the same funky design, with a bright stain-resistant skins and a 20-hour battery life. At £249.99, however, it's a pretty hefty cylinder of speaker.

Monster likes to do things in it's own unique way and pairing up with Shaq to show off the SuperStar BackFloat Bluetooth speaker won't come as a surprise. This is a Bluetooth speaker that you can float in the bath, swimming pool or anywhere else, and it will happily keep playing your music. It can be yours for £129.95.

But the Monster SoundStage is likely to grab your attention if you're after a set of Qualcomm AllPlay speakers. Coming in three models, with the largest S3 (£379.95) featuring a leather finish to the top, the speakers use both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi is give you wireless music.

You'll get control through the SoundStage app, which will let you stream music from all over your home network and letting you decide which speakers are playing which music, supporting your favourite streaming services.

Philips announced its Spotify Connect speakers at the beginning of December 2014, but there's also a Spotify Multiroom Adapter SW100M.


This will let you transform your legacy speakers into Spotify speakers, meaning you can easily bring Spotify Connect to an existing system you might have. You'll be able to stream from Spotify app to the adapter-connect speakers, making it part of your Spotify multiroom system.

Philips has also launched its first Fideleo speakerbase, or soundstage as it calls it. The Philips Fidelio XS1 is a glass-topped premium speakerbase that comes with a slim subwoofer in a 3.1 arrangement.


The XS1 houses centre channel speakers as well as side-firing speakers to create a surround sound effect. The wireless subwoofer is really compact and houses two woofers. You'll be able to stand a TV up to 65-inches on the top. You also get Bluetooth with apt-X and NFC pairing. It will cost $599.99.

Samsung wants to make a bigger noise in speakers (geddit?) and aside from a wider range of curved soundbars, you'll want to take a look at the 360-degree speakers, WAM7500/6500.


These speakers come from Samsung's new audio lab and feature a ring radiator, designed to push sound out in all directions. There are two models being shown off, one with a stand designed for permanent placement and one without a stand that's designed to be more portable. 

Samsung say that the 360 speakers will connect seamlessly to TVs, soundbars and mobile devices.

Sony announced a new high-resolution Walkman ZX2 and high-res audio is a focus for the company. To provide wireless support for higher quality audio, Sony is using the LDAC codec, so you won't need to be plugged in to get your music from player to speaker.

Sony is also one of the launch supporters of Google Cast for Audio, meaning you can have the speaker pick up your could music from the source, rather than having it relayed from your phone. 

Additionally, to build a multiroom system from Sony's latest speakers, a new SongPal Link app will link everything together.

However, the most interesting speaker is one of Sony's concept, integrating audio into a light fitting. It certainly saves clutter on your bedside table. We like the look of the LED Blub Speaker. It's not read for release, but it coming this year. Also on the concept front is the Symphonic Light, another audio-capable light fitting.