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About the Audio Report

The Audio Trend Report uncovers consumer trends relating to MP3 music downloads, car stereo systems, high-tech speakers, audiobooks and everything else in between. Modern technology advancements in amplifier, subwoofer and speaker manufacturing have resulted in better sound quality for a number of products across a number of platforms. We also look at computer software that can enhance audio effects and hardware for laptops like audio drivers, sound cards and speaker upgrades.

Who It's For

Electronics manufacturers, music producers, audio engineers, composers and car manufacturers will find our report helpful when trying to kick-start innovation and enhance the quality of products through crowd-sourced insight.

Use the Audio Trend Report to stay on the cutting-edge of this expansive industry and recognize emerging audio trends that will give you an advantage over your competitors.

The Audio Trend Report, last published on Jun 30, 2015, includes 328 PRO Trends and 1,640 examples of audio market research and audio consumer trends related to: speakers, car stereos, home entertainment, surround sound, audiobooks and audio trends.

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Our audio research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced audio articles and 2,404,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 328 Audio PRO Trends = 328 Powerpoint Pages Audio PPT Report
• 1,640 Audio Examples

Online Extras With Full Subscription

• 230 Audio Videos (Online) Audio Videos
• 9,840 Audio Images (Online) Audio Images
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Sample Audio Pro Trends

Each Audio PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online audio articles, videos and images. Examples:

Youthful Sustenance Food concepts include age-defying features for the health and beauty conscious Implications - Food products and concepts are concentrating on edible age-defying properties that combat the look and feel of growing older. By putting beauty and health at the fore of culinary ventures, this movement is also focusing on the interests of boomers who aim to combat aging from the inside out.
Youthful Sustenance
Food concepts include age-defying features for the health and beauty conscious
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Liberated Footwear High-performance footwear takes an unrestricted approach to its design Implications - Designers of high-performance sports footwear have begun taking a simplistic, pared down approach to the design of such products. Whether it's by ensuring shoes are easily adjustable, or simply designing them with greater flexibility in mind, high-performance outdoor footwear is often made to mimic being barefoot, signalling a consumer preference for both natural design and feel.
Liberated Footwear
High-performance footwear takes an unrestricted approach to its design
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Wearable Skincare High-tech wearables take the guess work out of sun protection Implications - As concerns around exposure to UV rays continue to grow, high-tech wearables and smart clothing are emerging that provide guidance to consumers regarding application of sunscreen in reference to their climate. In enabling customized skincare advice, such wearable technology affords consumers peace of mind by empowering them to take control of their skincare concerns in a scientific and calculated way.
Wearable Skincare
High-tech wearables take the guess work out of sun protection
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Airline Entertainment Airlines create an enjoyable traveler experience by revamping required tasks Implications - Looking to breathe life into the mundane routines of air travel, airlines are adding an entertaining twist to activities like safety procedures. This change not only serves to create a more positive experience for customers, but also allows these brands to develop a more approachable feel.
Airline Entertainment
Airlines create an enjoyable traveler experience by revamping required tasks
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Expressive Gamer Video game enthusiasts adopt blunt gamer decor for outward expression Implications - As gamer culture grows in momentum due to consumer involvement both online and in the media, a desire to outwardly display those interests through decor and aesthetics is on the rise. Boldly representing their admiration for classic video games and characters, consumers are trading in contemporary designs for more outlandish alternatives. These examples illustrate a shift toward a more confident and expressive gaming culture.
Expressive Gamer
Video game enthusiasts adopt blunt gamer decor for outward expression
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Sensorial Dining Multisensory gimmicks entice consumers looking for immersive engagement Implications - A means to marketing both food and beverage and technology, multisensory events and gimmicks add an emotive element more likely to engage consumers. Additionally, sound-enhanced dining speaks to the modern consumer desire for experience-focused products and services as a form of status, rather than merely seeking material goods.
Sensorial Dining
Multisensory gimmicks entice consumers looking for immersive engagement
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Audio Decor Brands develop products that blend musical enjoyment with decor Implications - The artistic elements present in both music production and interior design are interacting with one another via audio-focused furnishings. Decorative pieces that contribute on aesthetic and auditory levels are also indicative of emerging collaborations between creative labels addressing consumers with diverse interests.
Audio Decor
Brands develop products that blend musical enjoyment with decor
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Appified Patrol Consumers take control of their personal safety with mobile app technology Implications - Consumers are turning to mobile apps to help instill a sense of security in a more autonomous manner. Bypassing the need for professional security services, these apps help individuals in vulnerable situations connect and communicate with others through a simple mobile connection. These apps not only aid in dangerous situations while on-the-go, they also give solo travelers greater control over their own safety.
Appified Patrol
Consumers take control of their personal safety with mobile app technology
4 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 322 more Audio PRO Trends and 1,640 examples!



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