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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 May 21, 2015, includes 318 PRO Trends and 1,590 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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Methodology

Our audio research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced audio articles and 2,367,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 318 Audio PRO Trends = 318 Powerpoint Pages Audio PPT Report
• 1,590 Audio Examples

Online Extras With Full Subscription

• 223 Audio Videos (Online) Audio Videos
• 9,540 Audio Images (Online) Audio Images
• Additional Niche Reports (with a full subscription): Smartphone, Gaming, Space, Google, Android, Camera, Chemicals, Television, Headphones, Global Positioning System, Tablet, Radio, Mobile, Video Editing, SLR, Online Gaming, App, HDTV, 3D Glasses, Camera Accessories, Gaming Apps, Keyboards, Audio, Touchscreen, Console, Presentation, Email, Laptop, Electronics, Stereo and more!



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:

Portable Projection Customers opt for convenient and compact screening devices Implications - Consumers are choosing portable projection devices that showcase digital content in a convenient, easy-to-use manner. These mobile tools help brands serve clients desiring entertainment products that best serve today's tech-savvy on-the-go lifestyles. The mobile features also expand the reach of designs as they can be used in large and compact spaces.
Portable Projection
Customers opt for convenient and compact screening devices
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Simulated Sunrise Nature-mimicking alarm clocks use gradual light to rouse sleepers Implications - In order to work with the body's natural cycles, consumers are seeking ways to replicate the experience of dawn and sunrise with smart alarm clocks that use gradual light as a means to waking up individuals naturally. This increased investment in overall well-being is representative of the increased interest in self-care as a means of maximizing energy and personal health.
Simulated Sunrise
Nature-mimicking alarm clocks use gradual light to rouse sleepers
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Experiential Nightlife Consumers search for nightlife experiences that grant bragging rights Implications - The "hipster" subculture is one that demands experiences that deviate from the mainstream. As such, consumers who fall into this category are turning to one-of-a-kind, experiential bars, nightclubs and events. Living in a culture in which people are constantly afraid of missing out, unique experiences hold more than just novelty and intrigue; they also communicate a sense of prestige.
Experiential Nightlife
Consumers search for nightlife experiences that grant bragging rights
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Confectionery Comfort Traditionally savory dishes are being reinterpreted with sweet twists Implications - Companies and chefs alike are reinterpreting classic comfort foods with the addition of sweet flavors. In place of exclusively savory dishes are meals featuring chocolate, chips and candy ingredients. This broadens the appeal of savory recipes that are now tailored towards consumers with a sweet tooth.
Confectionery Comfort
Traditionally savory dishes are being reinterpreted with sweet twists
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Flatpack Food The beverage and edibles industry is given a single-serve, foldable overhaul Implications - Flatpacking, a.k.a RTA or KD, is a method conceived in the furniture industry that, because of its eco-friendliness, portability and efficiency, is leaking its way into other industries. Most recently, it has permeated the edibles industry by making foods and beverages easier to consume on the go. The idea lends to the consumer preference for efficiency in goods consumption and carting.
Flatpack Food
The beverage and edibles industry is given a single-serve, foldable overhaul
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Productive Interior Office furniture overrides technology as the go-to efficiency aid Implications - The standing desk phenomenon introduced a new idea to office culture that shines a light on fitness; this same pattern is now being applies to productivity. This speaks to the growing consumer preference for ultimate effectiveness, while also pointing toward less tech-dependent solutions to everyday problems.
Productive Interior
Office furniture overrides technology as the go-to efficiency aid
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Self-Curated Eatery Food and beverage retailers tailor individual needs with self-curating tasks Implications - Redefining how traditional meals and beverages are served, dining establishments are turning to self-curating activities to make eating and dining more customized. Giving patrons more control, retailers are allowing diners to arrange, taste and alter meals and desserts as they see fit, transforming traditional dining establishments into experiences that are cleverly tailored to each individual.
Self-Curated Eatery
Food and beverage retailers tailor individual needs with self-curating tasks
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Appified Sommelier Consumers turn to apps for a more informed, personalized approach to wine Implications - Thanks to the widespread reach of the Internet and mobile technology, the average consumer can now become a self-schooled expert on almost anything. For instance, many consumers have turned to mobile apps to educate themselves on wine, a notoriously pretentious area of interest. The app format not only makes wine education more accessible, it also ensures it is more personalized by saving and identifying consumer preferences.
Appified Sommelier
Consumers turn to apps for a more informed, personalized approach to wine
4 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 312 more Audio PRO Trends and 1,590 examples!



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