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About the Stereo Report

The Stereo Trend Report is an exhaustive collection of sound system trends, featuring cutting-edge products like touchless loudspeakers, car stereos, subwoofers, amplifiers, audio receivers and wireless speakers. With a multitude of advancements made in audio technology, consumers demand products with high quality sound. Our research explores various stereo trends, tracking innovations enticing today’s consumers, from high-quality surround sound systems to home audio theaters.

Who It's For

Electronics manufacturers, audio engineers, music producers and audio equipment makers will discover an abundance of insightful data in our report that can be leveraged for brand innovations, product enhancement and creative advertising campaigns.

The audio industry is constantly changing, so stay on top of these developments with the Stereo Trend Report.

The Stereo Trend Report, last published on Aug 19, 2014, includes 29 PRO Trends and 145 examples of stereo market research and stereo consumer trends related to: home audio equipment, subwoofers, car stereos, speakers, sound quality and stereo trends.

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Our stereo research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced stereo articles and 2,124,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 29 Stereo PRO Trends = 29 Powerpoint Pages Stereo PPT Report
• 145 Stereo Examples

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• 20 Stereo Videos (Online) Stereo Videos
• 870 Stereo Images (Online) Stereo 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 Stereo Pro Trends

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

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


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


Illusory Design Minimalism expands to utilize a floating and levitation-focused aesthetic Implications - Consumers are increasingly warming to a minimalist aesthetic in design and are seeking the next level of sparse design, which is coming in the form of illusion. Utilizing magnets and other clever means, the designs further eliminate clutter and signify a preference for a playful but sleek aesthetic in design.
Illusory Design
Minimalism expands to utilize a floating and levitation-focused aesthetic
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Wireless Charge Consumer reliance on smart technology pushes for seamless charging solutions Implications - As consumers rely on wireless technology like RFID and AirDrop more than ever, the want and need for wireless charging has resulted in a variety of solutions that highlight simplicity and ergonomics. The push for open-source power places an emphasis on convenience and decreases reliance on traditional infrastructure.
Wireless Charge
Consumer reliance on smart technology pushes for seamless charging solutions
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Integrated Auto Seeking practicality, drivers turn to assimilated displays for mobile convenience Implications - While automation makes driving more convenient, the addictive use of mobile technology can cause a wide range of distractions. Offering an integrated, in-car alternative, consumers are turning to high-tech dashboard displays that creatively integrate smartphone apps into the vehicle itself. Providing the benefits of digital devices without the hassles of physical maintenance, integrated auto apps reflect a shift toward more autonomous, yet equally beneficial methods of day-to-day technology.
Integrated Auto
Seeking practicality, drivers turn to assimilated displays for mobile convenience
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Tactual Drive As digital integration expands, cars receive touchscreen features to stay connected Implications - As a reliance on technological efficiency continues, digital adaptability moves into more mature, adult experiences to satiate convenience at all ages. Seeking methods of social integration, consumers are turning to in-car apps and touchscreen enhancements to maintain connectivity through more tactile methods of on-the-go routine. Tactile car enhancements speak to a desire to maintain technological integration through more sensory, yet easily adaptable methods of auto engagement.
Tactual Drive
As digital integration expands, cars receive touchscreen features to stay connected
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Nomadic Extravagance Mobile homes receive a lavish redesign to reflect a demand for convenience Implications - With mobile travel becoming a more alluring option to those who desire familial bonding, efforts to make on-the-road experiences more comforting has prompted more lavish motor home designs. Adding conveniences of home to mobile travel units allows consumers to enjoy the unexpected adventures of portable living with the desire for accessible, at-home amenities.
Nomadic Extravagance
Mobile homes receive a lavish redesign to reflect a demand for convenience
7 Examples + Score + Implications


OS Ubiquity Auto manufacturers turn to completely digital solutions Implications - Responding to the increase of digital solutions in modern lifestyles, auto manufacturers are introducing dedicated tech accouterments that completely digitize the driving experience. Adopting Android or in-house OS, brands are making autos future-ready and consumer-friendly to keep the industry thriving yet still approachable.
OS Ubiquity
Auto manufacturers turn to completely digital solutions
7 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 23 more Stereo PRO Trends and 145 examples!



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