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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 Jul 14, 2015, includes 333 PRO Trends and 1,665 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 2,423,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 333 Audio PRO Trends = 333 Powerpoint Pages Audio PPT Report
• 1,665 Audio Examples

Online Extras With Full Subscription

• 233 Audio Videos (Online) Audio Videos
• 9,990 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:

Floral Refreshment Organic teas are enhanced with flavorful floral elements Implications - Purveyors of organic teas are increasingly highlighting floral elements contained in their products in order to entice consumers looking for a refreshing yet healthful way to stay hydrated. Also falling in line with the expanding view of tea as a specialty food, unique combinations of flower-based ingredients serve to enhance flavor while adhering to the organic mandate.
Floral Refreshment
Organic teas are enhanced with flavorful floral elements
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Musical Nostalgia Music manufacturers focus on vintage motifs for consumers seeking authenticity Implications - Musical instruments are beginning to feature increasingly vintage motifs that replace modern, high-tech layouts with old school designs and features. Aside from romanticizing and referencing the history of music production, vintage styled products are also indicative of a consumer preference for authenticity.
Musical Nostalgia
Music manufacturers focus on vintage motifs for consumers seeking authenticity
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Extravagant Cinema Upscale movie theaters offer consumers affordable glamour Implications - High-end movie theaters entice consumers with a glitzy cinema experience with amenities that reference a traditional night at the opera. Ultra-luxurious and membership-based theater chains provide exclusivity and afford customization that rivals the convenience of at-home viewing options.
Extravagant Cinema
Upscale movie theaters offer consumers affordable glamour
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Immersive Cinema Movie experiences are heightened with expansive tech features Implications - As at-home streaming services threaten to dismantle the film industry, theaters are elevating traditional cinematic experiences with high-tech enhancements for experiential allure. Moving even beyond innovations such as 3D screenings, cinemas are integrating everything from motion seating to multi-level screens, ultimately reinventing the movie experience into an immersive and interactive activity, rather than one suited for at-home relaxation.
Immersive Cinema
Movie experiences are heightened with expansive tech features
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Appified Accessibility Those with disabilities turn to mobile applications for easier navigation Implications - With accessibility for wheelchair users and the disabled still lacking in most public areas, mobile apps are emerging to provide a more efficient way for users to plan out solutions. Providing users with navigation systems and maps that showcase the most accommodating routes, these apps reflect the growing desire to make accessibility in the public sphere more readily available and streamlined.
Appified Accessibility
Those with disabilities turn to mobile applications for easier navigation
4 Examples + Score + Implications


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


PLUS 327 more Audio PRO Trends and 1,665 examples!



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