CES 2015 highlights - Day 5

The What Hi-Fi? team have been scouring the rooms of the Venetian Hotel in order to uncover what is proving hot in the tech world this year – from amplifiers to headphones and a new music format.

But that wasn't all that Thursday provided at CES 2015, with more news and product launches trying to grab the attention of visitors. Here are the highlights from another exciting day over at CES 2015.

CES 2015: Highlights – Day 1 news, launches, products

CES 2015: Highlights – Day 2 news, launches, products

CES 2015: Highlights – Day 3 news, launches, products

CES 2015: Highlights – Day 4 news, launches, products

Stars of CES Awards 2015

And, of course, we start with the much-anticipated announcement from the International News Stage and the annual Stars of CES – products that caught our attention more than most during our stay.

From striking new headphones to unique music systems, amplifiers and loudspeakers, these are the 10 products we expect to make waves in 2015 – not to mention a brand-new music format.

CES 2015: Stars of CES Awards 2015 announced

Philips NC1L noise-cancelling headphones

Philips had an impressive product to show us on day five of CES 2015 – its NC1Ls, battery-free, noise-cancelling cans that draw power from your iOS device using a Lightning connector.

The NC1Ls are also equipped with an integrated 24-bit DAC among a "full chain of audiophile-grade components" and neodymium drivers that make these headphones a very interesting prospect.

CES 2015: Philips NC1L are battery-free noise-cancelling headphones

D'Agostino unveils MLife integrated amp

CES 2015 gave us our first chance to look at the D'Agostino MLife – an integrated amp that builds on the company's Momentum amp by adding in wireless streaming capabilities.

It packs in AirPlay, Bluetooth and services including Tidal, while delivering 200W per channel into 8 ohms. It's expected to go on sale in a couple of months, but will set you back $48,000.

CES 2015: D'Agostino unveils MLife integrated amp with built-in streaming

Latest products from House of Marley

A "new standard in technology" has been heralded by House of Marley at CES 2015, with the audio brand announcing the launch of its latest products – including aptX Bluetooth in-ear headphones.

The One Foundation music system was another House of Marley highlight at this year's show, with a number of other new headphone models and wireless speakers also unveiled by the company.

CES 2015: aptX Bluetooth headphones among House of Marley's new products

Other Day 5 highlights

CES 2015: C-Sharp turntable unveiled by European Audio Team

CES 2015: Naim Audio reveals Super Lumina interconnects and cables

CES 2015: All the CES 2015 news highlights, launches, products

Joe Cox
Content Director

Joe is Content Director for T3 and What Hi-Fi?, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).