CES2012: ‘Phoning It In
Headphones ruled but weren’t the only audio offerings
During the last few years, CES has been a launch pad for audio as an enhancement for flat-panel TVs, which offer buyers a great picture but lousy sound. At this year's show, there were many more intros of personal music devices, smartphones and tablets—hardware products that have taken the lead in getting consumers to pay attention to audio. That's why headphones were so ubiquitous.