Futuresource has been tracking the audio hardware and content market for over thirty years. During this time, we have seen the emergence of MP3 and wireless audio, leading to the invention of huge new categories such as wireless speakers and the consequent decline of physical formats.
However, in recent years there has been a resurgence in vinyl sales whilst CD's still have a dedicated, if dwindling audience. Industry insiders also report a resilience in demand for premium audio.
In response to these trends, Futuresource is revisiting legacy product areas to explore the health and the outlook for CD players, turntables and stereo amps & receivers for the first time in two decades. In addition, the newer category of network audio players will be quantified for the first time. This report will provide shipment volumes from 2016-2022, trade and retail market value, as well as brand shares for 2017.