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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 Aug 19, 2014, includes 248 PRO Trends and 2,420 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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trend research methodology Methodology - Our audio research is based on Trend Hunter's 2,420 crowdsourced audio trends and 2,029,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

What You'll Get:
• 248 Page / Slide Presentation Audio PDF Report Audio PPT Report
• 248 Page In-Depth Reading Report Audio PDF Report

Contents:
• 248 Audio PRO Trends
• 2,420 Audio Examples
• 339 Audio Videos (Online) Audio Videos
• 14,520 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:

Restroom Tech As consumers crave further tech integration, the bathroom goes digital Implications - The consumer mindset is drawn to convenience and digital solutions, which has prompted the digitization of the lavatory. As consumers become less willing to part with smart devices -- even when visiting the bathroom -- brands respond in kind to the intensifying demand for premiumization and technology.
Restroom Tech
As consumers crave further tech integration, the bathroom goes digital
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Experiential Audio The ubiquity of sound has consumers relying on audio to define experiences Implications - With soundtracks serving to enhance movie-going experiences, consumers are extending that sentiment into real life with mood-enhancing audio. Using devices and apps that add music to everyday situations, consumers are using sounds to add definition and meaning to mundane activities. This reflects the need to extend entertainment experiences beyond the big screen and into everyday life.
Experiential Audio
The ubiquity of sound has consumers relying on audio to define experiences
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Speaker Resilience As consumer lifestyles take an active turn, waterproofing is coveted Implications - Premiumization in the tech industry has prompted consumers to expect more from their devices, which is being addressed with products like water-resistant audio accessories. This shift is supporting more active consumer lifestyles and delivering an experience that's more attuned to the needs of the modern consumer.
Speaker Resilience
As consumer lifestyles take an active turn, waterproofing is coveted
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Audio Integration Unexpected items are infused with auditory tech to meet demand for enhancement Implications - The rudimentary design of speakers and headphones has been exhausted, which has prompted the integration of auditory elements into unexpected items. Products like pillows and light bulbs are featuring speakers to the delight of consumers who are looking for enhanced product design and experience.
Audio Integration
Unexpected items are infused with auditory tech to meet demand for enhancement
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Audio Customization As maker culture expands, tech accessories receive a customized overhaul Implications - As the DIY craze continues, traditionally complex, technological devices are getting customized to satiate a need for personalization. DIY sound systems and audio devices offer cost-effective alternatives to typically high-end products, combining a need for tech integration with more sustainable product methods.
Audio Customization
As maker culture expands, tech accessories receive a customized overhaul
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Atypical Audio A desire for individual expression prompts more abstract tech aesthetics Implications - Moving away from minimalist aesthetics, consumers are turning to eccentric audio devices as a mode of expression. Providing speakers and headphones that are reflective of personal tastes and hobbies, these products signify a turn toward more familiar and approachable design, even in contemporary goods.
Atypical Audio
A desire for individual expression prompts more abstract tech aesthetics
7 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 242 more Audio PRO Trends and 2,420 examples!



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