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About the Headphones Report

The Headphones Trend Report contains informative data pertaining to the world of personal audio entertainment, allowing companies to see what headphones are popular with consumers. Our report features the best headphone innovations from brands like Sony, Skull Candy, Sennheiser and Beats by Dr. Dre, and highlights what products are most popular with consumers. In recent months, personal audio devices -- like noise canceling headphones, customized earbuds and wireless headphones -- have become more sought after by consumers, as audio manufacturers try to keep pace with the ever-growing world of visual entertainment. As technology continues its rapid growth, fulfilling consumer needs must become much more strategic. Combine that with the surge of digital devices and consumer desires to have better quality audio equipment, and it is clear this market is constantly growing.

Who It's For

Our report will be beneficial to companies with a strong presence in the home entertainment and consumer electronics industries, as it contains valuable insight into emerging opportunities. Anyone involved with music production, sound engineering, audio recording or even advertising and marketing will be able to identify popular consumer trends and leverage them to their advantage.

Stay ahead of the curve and predict emerging opportunities in the expansive industry of personal audio equipment using the Headphones Trend Report. Our research will help companies gain valuable insight from crowd-sourced data while dissecting consumer appeal and preference.

The Headphones Trend Report, last published on Jun 24, 2015, includes 84 PRO Trends and 420 examples of headphones market research and headphones consumer trends related to: earbuds, wireless headphones, noise canceling headphones, audio accessories, design and headphones trends.

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Our headphones research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced headphones articles and 2,422,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 84 Headphones PRO Trends = 84 Powerpoint Pages Headphones PPT Report
• 420 Headphones Examples

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• 59 Headphones Videos (Online) Headphones Videos
• 2,520 Headphones Images (Online) Headphones Images
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Sample Headphones Pro Trends

Each Headphones PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online headphones articles, videos and images. Examples:

In-Flight Customization Airlines integrate custom features to heighten passenger experiences Implications - Recognizing the need to cater consumers in a more targeted way, airline services are turning to in-flight customization tactics for individual allure. Allowing passengers to creatively adjust everything from the temperature to their seating arrangements, this shift in service helps add an experiential quality to travel. Such enhancements reflect a shift toward more flexibility when it comes to customer service, particularly during travel.
In-Flight Customization
Airlines integrate custom features to heighten passenger experiences
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Interactive Soiree Experiential elements are added to parties to heighten engagement Implications - Realizing the need to entertain audiences beyond simply providing music, organizers are turning to interactive elements to make social gatherings more memorable. Integrating communal activities and technological engagements, these events are not only more entertaining than traditional soirees; they also redefine how individuals engage in social settings by emphasizing activities that require more active participation.
Interactive Soiree
Experiential elements are added to parties to heighten engagement
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Branded Cognition Multisensory experiences create emotional connections within consumers Implications - Branded multisensory experiences covertly engage consumers on an emotional level, strengthening pre-existing ties to the brand and boosting subconscious accessibility. In playing up subtle yet recognizable stimuli, brands can reach consumers in an intimate, emotional way that is sure to resonate as a more positive and memorable relationship.
Branded Cognition
Multisensory experiences create emotional connections within consumers
8 Examples + Score + Implications


Experiential Beacon Consumers use iBeacon to more thoroughly experience travel destinations Implications - iBeacon has many navigational capabilities, but that's not the only way the location-based technology has revolutionized the travel industry. Consumers are now using Beacon to enhance the experience of visiting new locations, revealing an underlying desire to interact with cultural attractions in a hands-on way.
Experiential Beacon
Consumers use iBeacon to more thoroughly experience travel destinations
4 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


Embedded Assembly Brands make self-assembly easier through clever, instructional packaging Implications - Helping to make product assembly easier, brands are integrating manuals and instructions right into the packaging design itself for heightened self-sufficiency. Transforming cardboard boxes and frames into easy-to-assemble products and technological aids, brands are using dual-purpose packaging techniques to help add a greater sense of functionality.
Embedded Assembly
Brands make self-assembly easier through clever, instructional packaging
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Socialized Tech Consumers seek out social technology experiences Implications - Despite its intended uses, technology and social media can often produce an isolating effect in consumers. As a result, consumers are placing a greater emphasis on the experience of using and consuming different products and forms of media in a way that counteracts solitary consumption. This shift suggests that consumers are searching for technology and social media that is not only social in nature, but literally communal in its use.
Socialized Tech
Consumers seek out social technology experiences
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Immersive Environment Multimedia simulations appeal to escapism Implications - As consumers become desensitized to free online entertainment, the bar is raised higher for stimulation, spawning entirely immersive environments. More akin to something seen at an amusement park, these holistic exhibitions combine technology, decor, and more for a detailed transportive experience appealing to a need for escapism.
Immersive Environment
Multimedia simulations appeal to escapism
6 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 78 more Headphones PRO Trends and 420 examples!



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