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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 Nov 25, 2014, includes 270 PRO Trends and 1,350 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 2,161,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 270 Audio PRO Trends = 270 Powerpoint Pages Audio PPT Report
• 1,350 Audio Examples

Online Extras With Full Subscription

• 189 Audio Videos (Online) Audio Videos
• 8,100 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:

Savory Scent Air fresheners turn to eclectic food scents to heighten consumer experiences Implications - Enhancing consumer experiences with a sense of novelty, traditional products like air fresheners are turning to unusual scents for exotic appeal. Offering fragrances reminiscent of familiar foods like fried chicken and cinnamon buns, brands are looking to not only mask unsavory smells, but also create a more thrilling and unconventional consumer experience.
Savory Scent
Air fresheners turn to eclectic food scents to heighten consumer experiences
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Cosmetic Obscurity As consumers covet unique goods, bizarre personal products rise in popularity Implications - Consumers are looking to broaden their horizons when it comes to products, which is being acknowledged by brands with obscure cosmetics. This shift towards strange or unappealing products denotes a preference for status over experience for consumers who want to show off originality with their unusual products.
Cosmetic Obscurity
As consumers covet unique goods, bizarre personal products rise in popularity
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Soda Upheaval The growing obesity epidemic villanizes sugary carbonated drinks Implications - Health concerns and, furthermore, the battle against child obesity has fingers pointing at soda as an "empty calorie" culprit. As a result, soda is being replaced by more health-conscious alternatives that boast the same strong flavor, caffeine content, and even in some cases, visual branding. This upheaval of a classic American beverage signifies the true strength of the health movement.
Soda Upheaval
The growing obesity epidemic villanizes sugary carbonated drinks
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Sippable Exotic Intriguing beverage flavors make for small doses of culinary adventure Implications - The rise of foodie culture has the average consumer craving more adventure in their edibles; for some, however, the idea of exoticism is intimidating. Daring drinks allow hesitant almost-foodies to sample adventurous flavor. This also gives those within the food industry a way to test less-predictable flavors within their consumer base.
Sippable Exotic
Intriguing beverage flavors make for small doses of culinary adventure
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Contoured TV A demand for immersive entertainment sees curved screens popularized Implications - Consumers are looking for a more immersive experience as virtual and augmented reality rise in popularity, which has resulted in a preference for curved screens. This move towards more engaging everyday entertainment goes against the shift towards smaller screens for consumers looking for on-demand escapism.
Contoured TV
A demand for immersive entertainment sees curved screens popularized
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Oversized Entertainment Despite a shift towards mobile tech, TV size grows to meet consumer demand Implications - Despite the rise of handheld tech devices, the traditional size of consumer televisions are growing to take up more space. This shift towards larger, more immersive in-home experiences comes about as a differentiation from small-screen mobile devices.
Oversized Entertainment
Despite a shift towards mobile tech, TV size grows to meet consumer demand
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Artistic TV Televisions are literally transformed into works of art for the design-conscious Implications - The television is the focal point for living rooms around the world, but as consumers come to focus more on design aesthetic, the entertainment staple has received a fashionable overhaul. Literally transforming TV sets into art, the designs highlight preference for function as well as fashion.
Artistic TV
Televisions are literally transformed into works of art for the design-conscious
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Car-Branded Tech Auto manufacturers partner with tech brands to deliver luxury accessories Implications - The incorporation of high end technologies into automobiles is becoming commonplace, but the further extension of car branding into the tech industry is gaining traction. This wave of auto-branded tech products further extends the link between auto ownership and lifestyle.
Car-Branded Tech
Auto manufacturers partner with tech brands to deliver luxury accessories
4 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 264 more Audio PRO Trends and 1,350 examples!



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