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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 Apr 15, 2015, includes 310 PRO Trends and 1,550 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 2,342,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 310 Audio PRO Trends = 310 Powerpoint Pages Audio PPT Report
• 1,550 Audio Examples

Online Extras With Full Subscription

• 217 Audio Videos (Online) Audio Videos
• 9,300 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:

Social Good Gardening Gardeners search for ways to give back Implications - Both novice and veteran gardeners are expressing an interest in giving back to their community. Whether they're partaking in urban gardening initiatives, community-wide projects or smaller-scale, at-home measures, gardeners recognize the benefits of the practice and wish to share the wealth. On a broader scale, this shift reflects a desire on the part of eco-conscious consumers to educate others through actionable, results-based methods.
Social Good Gardening
Gardeners search for ways to give back
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Anti-Tech Packaging Tech product packaging evolves to reference a simpler time Implications - The world of technology is advancing at such a rapid pace, it can be overwhelming. Instead of alienating consumers with futuristic aesthetics, brands are opting for packaging that references a simpler time. Retro-inspired packaging not only draws upon the power of nostalgia, it also makes tech products more accessible for those with less tech savvy.
Anti-Tech Packaging
Tech product packaging evolves to reference a simpler time
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Digitized Safety Female consumers turn to mobile applications for a sense of security Implications - Though gender equality is an increasingly important issue to consumers, assault and violence remain very real threats for women. In an effort to stay autonomous and self-reliant, women are turning to apps and devices that enhance their sense of security. Technological advancements dedicated to ensuring female safety indicate that women are taking a proactive approach to their personal well-being.
Digitized Safety
Female consumers turn to mobile applications for a sense of security
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Frozen Gourmet Frozen meals shift to cater to upscale taste profiles Implications - Once considered a low-brow enjoyment, frozen meals have undergone a gourmet makeover. Frozen meals arebeing marketed towards a consumer with a refined palette, yet little time to prepare meals of the caliber they desire. Gourmet-inspired frozen dishes that pay careful consideration to ingredients and quality prove that thoughtful preparation can sway even the most particular consumer into opting for a low-cost, time-efficient alternative, while remaining confident they're not compromising their standards.
Frozen Gourmet
Frozen meals shift to cater to upscale taste profiles
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Digitized Girl Power The next phase of equality for women focuses on tech and the online sphere Implications - The past few years have seen great progress for women's rights, and true to the times, it seems the next frontier for feminism is in technology. This typically male-dominated industry is seeing more female entrepreneurs and gadgets targeted toward girls. Though not the final step toward equality, digitizing girl power shows a shift in girls' attitudes toward technology.
Digitized Girl Power
The next phase of equality for women focuses on tech and the online sphere
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Minimalist Tech Consumers search for fashionable tech products that are optimized for use Implications - Wearable tech has typically been designed in accordance to consumer's aesthetic preferences; now, the fashion industry is following suit, designing high-tech accessories in accordance to consumer's preferences. Emerging accessories that double as tech products feature a minimalist look, indicating not only a demand for dual-function products that cross industries, but a more streamlined approach to technology integration in general.
Minimalist Tech
Consumers search for fashionable tech products that are optimized for use
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Active Aging Consumers search for team-centric activities that make the most of aging Implications - With more discretionary income than their millennial counterparts, the boomer generation is keen on taking part in leisure activities that cater to them. Energetic and enthusiastic, the boomer consumer is interested in ushering in a new stage of life with adventure and experimentation, and courting like-minded individuals in the process. Boomer lifestyle activities ultimately reveal that consumers are delaying aging with increased mobility, involvement and community.
Active Aging
Consumers search for team-centric activities that make the most of aging
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Condensed Gourmet Miniature culinary goods provide luxury without breaking the bank Implications - The post-credit crunch desire to communicate prestige, combined with the rise of foodie culture, has put gourmet food in the spotlight. Some consumers, however, are not willing to spend what is required to enjoy these culinary goods. Thus, a demand for miniature gourmet foods can be observed, allowing consumers to enjoy a compromise.
Condensed Gourmet
Miniature culinary goods provide luxury without breaking the bank
5 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 304 more Audio PRO Trends and 1,550 examples!



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