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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 Nov 25, 2014, includes 67 PRO Trends and 335 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 2,163,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 67 Headphones PRO Trends = 67 Powerpoint Pages Headphones PPT Report
• 335 Headphones Examples

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• 47 Headphones Videos (Online) Headphones Videos
• 2,010 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:

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


Character Emulation Style inspiration shifts from celebrities to fictional, on-screen characters Implications - As pop culture fandom expands, elements found on the big and small screen are being creatively imitated among consumers. Using cult TV and movie characters as a source for style, consumers are seeking to showcase their admiration for pop culture awareness in a more practical, day-to-day manner. Making subtle nods to shows like Doctor Who and Saturday Night Live, consumers are using clever on-screen references to embody cult characters in a visually stimulating manner.
Character Emulation
Style inspiration shifts from celebrities to fictional, on-screen characters
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Charitable Co-Branding Brands use the popularity of collaborations to show off a charitable side Implications - Celebrities and brands are collaborating to create products and events that serve a socially conscious function. As partnerships tend to attract attention on that basis alone, more brands are using these opportunities as a way to display a charitable side of their company through donation or fundraising.
Charitable Co-Branding
Brands use the popularity of collaborations to show off a charitable side
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Dual-Purpose Stream Heightening experiences, consumers turn to multifunctional media sharing Implications - Enhancing methods of media sharing with greater adaptability, consumers are turning to multifunctional streaming devices. Combining streaming technology with devices made to serve other functions, brands are seeking to integrate media streaming in new and unexpected ways.
Dual-Purpose Stream
Heightening experiences, consumers turn to multifunctional media sharing
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Automated Tracking Location apps integrate responsive technology to make tracking more streamlined Implications - Extending beyond traditional mapping services, tracking devices are using technology like iBeacon to monitor and locate items. Integrating responsive features into GPS products and locator apps, brands are providing consumers with tools to help locate eclectic features like eyeglasses and even people, reflecting a more automated approach to everyday routine.
Automated Tracking
Location apps integrate responsive technology to make tracking more streamlined
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Location-Based Aid Beacon technology expands to provide help and guidance Implications - Providing more than mere entertainment, responsive location-based technology is being integrated into devices that provide aid and assistance. Known for its automated and streamlined capabilities, beacon is being used as a means to ease fears and anxieties, combining customized technology with a desire for more adaptable sources of prevention.
Location-Based Aid
Beacon technology expands to provide help and guidance
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Holiday Humor Seasonal campaigns incorporate humor to showcase a more realistic sentiment Implications - Taking a less traditional approach, seasonal campaigns are using sarcasm and humor to reflect more realistic holiday experiences. Referencing things like tasteless gifts and awkward family encounters, these campaigns present situations that consumers can easily relate to, reflecting a rise in more authentic consumer representation.
Holiday Humor
Seasonal campaigns incorporate humor to showcase a more realistic sentiment
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Practical Printing 3D printing expands to offer functional, everyday goods Implications - The potential of 3D printing is being realized as the market of goods is expanded to include prosthetics, foods, everyday goods and beyond. This shift towards mass adoption of 3D printed goods targets the modern consumer whose preference for convenience and tech-savvy innovations is leading towards full lifestyle immersion.
Practical Printing
3D printing expands to offer functional, everyday goods
9 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 61 more Headphones PRO Trends and 335 examples!



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