At CES 2015, the range of wireless and multi-room speakers on display covers the gamut from inexpensive to quite expensive.
The football-sized Devialet Phantom fits in the later category. At prices starting at $1,999 (around £1,320 or AU$2,475) it's a luxurious device to be sure, but watching the sides pop out like puffer fish during deep bass parts is almost worth the price of admission in itself.
The LG Music Flow system, first shown off at IFA, is coming to the US and offers a similar lineup and feature set to its competitors -- standalone speakers, add-on units -- and all controlled by a single app.
One advantage is that the app can also be used to listen to music on your phone, so you can seamlessly switch between private listening and whole home audio.
The system's main selling point is that it will do 24-bit streaming over Wi-Fi unlike some of its competitors. Already on sale in the UK, prices start at $299/£150 (around AU$370) for an adapter or a handsome $1,399 /£720 (AU$1,730) for the Stereo M bookshelves pictured above.