CES Gear- Audio Products
Audio may have had a flat year in terms of sales, according to recent CEA numbers, yet the category continues to diversify and grow into new directions.
Digital audio formats continue to entice the imagination and despite legal troubles for Internet audio and formats like MP3, there is no slowing down of development. Expect to see Dolby Labs promoting its AAC digital audio format, which provides better quality sound in a smaller footprint. You'll hear the same from supporters of Microsoft's WMA and RCA's MP3Pro, which is touted as the next generation of MP3.
But Dolby will also be showcasing its newest technologies including Dolby headphones, which deliver surround sound through stereo headphones, as well as Dolby Pro Logic II and DVD-Audio, which uses the company's MLP technology to be mastered. You'll also see Dolby's surround sound for the automobile.