Manufacturers have already started announcing their latest audio tech to launch in 2019, with Sony revealing the latest models in its popular line of portable speakers with flashing lights and percussive sound effects, and JBL unveiling its latest model in its fan-favourite Flip portable speaker range, the JBL Flip 5.
Both manufacturers have also revealed their latest soundbars, and Sony has even announced its first new turntable launch in more than two years.
Get the lowdown on all the latest audio product announcements below.
Sony made a big splash with its Extra Bass speakers range, coming in a range of sizes from ones you could attach to a keyring, to ones with some serious power behind them to get a party jumping.
The latest range includes the Sony SRS-XB12 (£60, available April), the successor to the Sony SRS-XB10, which aims to bring high-quality sound to a miniscule keyring-sized speaker.
And for those looking for sound to fill a room, the bar-shaped Sony SRS-XB22 (£100) and SRS-XB32 (£150, both available May) should do the trick. Or, for the largest parties, the all-new GTK-XB72 high power speaker (£300, available April). These three speakers also feature optional flashing lights that dance to the beat of your music, and optional percussion sounds when you tap them like a drum. Plus they have a 'live sound' mode which aims to make the music sound like you're at a live venue.
JBL's popular cylindrical Flip speaker is now entering its fifth iteration, promising an all-new acoustic design with even sound that would impress the most dedicated audiophile. It will be a available in 11 colour options and is fully waterproof, with a built-in speakerphone for taking calls from your smartphone.
If your child has picked up your habit of enjoying music on the move, but you're worried about them breaking headphones or damaging their hearing, the JR POP kids' speaker could be worth a look. JBL aims to provide the perfect solution with its durable and waterproof Bluetooth speaker, which kids can strap to their backpack.
It also features a light mode and stickers to allow them to customise its look.
Jabra is taking on the heavyweights with the launch of its high-end Elite 85h active noise cancelling headphones, which block out train or plane noise during your commute, and have a SmartSound feature which automatically optimises the sound to your surroundings - whether you're commuting, in a public place or listening in private.
Jabra has joined a crowded market, and we've reviewed all the Jabra Elite 85h's biggest rivals - check these reviews to see which are the best and which to avoid:
Those interested in turntables can hit the buffers when they realise they can't connect many of them easily to their wireless speakers or wireless headphones. Sony aims to solve this with the PS-LX310BT turntable - and at a tempting price as well.
It features Bluetooth so you can connect it to any Bluetooth wireless speakers, soundbars or headphones without the need for a separate pre-amp or transmitter. It also features a die-cast aluminium platter promising superior sound compared to plastic platter rivals in its price range.
First announced in May 2018 and repeatedly delayed, JBL's Link Bar soundbar is finally launching in early 2019. It comes with Google Assistant so you can control it with your voice, as well as having Android TV built-in, so you don't need a separate Chromecast or Android TV box.
Sony promises powerful surround sound and rich bass from its new HT-S350 soundbar (£250, available beginning of May) and cinematic surround sound from the higher-end HT-X8500 soundbar. The latter is to come with a built-in subwoofer, along with featuring Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support.
Sony claims its Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technologies can produce up to 7.1 two-channel surround sound from the X8500 without the need for extra speakers.