Bluetooth speakers drive growth in home audio, says firm

The home audio market (wireless speakers, soundbars, Hi-Fi systems, A/V receivers and speaker docks) grew by 22% to ship 71 million units. Trade value also grew by 22%, generating just under US$10 billion worth of revenues in 2014, according to Futuresource Consulting. Wireless speakers and soundbar shipments exceeded market expectations and accounted for the lion's share, far outweighing the decline in demand for traditional audio devices i.e. A/V receivers and Hi-Fi systems. The wireless speaker market was fuelled by strong growth in Bluetooth speakers in the lower end of the price spectrum and multi-room audio at the premium end. Home audio devices increasingly offer wireless functionality and shipments with this feature grew by 93% from 27 million units in 2013 to 53 million units in 2014. Futuresource said it predicts that virtually all home audio devices will be wireless by 2019.

Acurus ships powerful NEW Scorpion Multi-Zone Amplifier

installers can now save time and increase control in their zone audio setups.

Genelec takes GLM to the next level with intuitive, flexible GLM 2.0 software

GLM 2.0 provides control to every aspect of any Genelec SAM product that is connected on the Genelec network.

Paradigm Prestige Series Subwoofers Now Shipping

Crafted in Canada, new Prestige 1000SW and 2000SW subwoofers share the clean design and beautiful finishes of Paradigm's Prestige Series speakers and ship with Paradigm's Perfect Bass Kit (PBK).

Martin Audio MLA Controls Sound At Gottwood Festival

Martin Audio MLA Compact solved complex noise overspill issues at the Gottwood Electronic and Music Festival on the isle of Anglesey off the coast of Wales.

NuWave DSD is now available!

NuWave DSD was totally designed, engineered, programmed and built at the PS Audio factory in Boulder, Colorado.

Amazon Echo Now Available to All Customers

Echo is a new category of device designed around your voice-it's always on, hands-free, and fast-just ask for information, music, news, weather, and more from across the room and get answers instantly ---- Previously available by invitation only, all customers can now order Echo and it will start shipping July 14 ---- Since November, Alexa-the brain behind Echo-has added support for Pandora, Audible, home automation with WeMo and Philips Hue, sports scores and schedules, traffic, and more

Indiegogo - LightFreq Square2, the Smart, Music-Streaming Light Bulb, Makes its Debut on Indiegogo

LightFreq introduces a new and improved smart light bulb that's part intercom and part speaker.

Monster SoundStage High Definition Wireless Music System Adds Spotify Streaming

System that Redefines Wireless Home Audio Now Enables Touch-of-a-Button Access to Popular Streaming Service's Library of 20 Million Songs

ROCKCHIP WORLD'S LOWEST POWER WI-FI TECHNOLOGY TO BE AVAILABLE IN SMART PLUGS, ACCESS CONTROLS, CAMERAS & HOME APPLIANCES

Reduces Power Consumption by 85% for IoT Devices -- Same as Bluetooth 4.0 LTE

Get Submerged in Sound With Pioneer's New SC-91 Elite A/V Receiver Dolby Atmos Enabled Receiver With MCACC Pro Support & Class D3 Amplification Technology

Pioneer Home Entertainment U.S.A. Introduces New Elite A/V Receiver with a tremendous set of features, including 4K UltraHD and wireless capabilities.

Ambisonic Sound Technologies Shows Flexibility in ProAudiophile Sound Reinforcement with the MA Series of Modular Line-Array Loudspeakers and companion Modular Subwoofers

- Planar Magnetic Ribbon Drivers (PMRD), Proprietary Mid-Woofers, and High-Impact Subwoofers Offer True Audiophile Sound For Professional Installations And Live Events - Modular Line-Array Design Offers the Ultimate in Array Configuration and Optimization For Any Audience Coverage Requirement

Ambisonic Sound Technologies Introduces ProAudiophile Sound Reinforcement with the Stix & Drum Series of Column Line Array Loudspeakers and Companion Subwoofers

- Planar Magnetic Ribbon Drivers (PMRD), Proprietary Mid-Woofers, and High Impact Subwoofers Offer True Audiophile Sound For Professional Installations and Live Events - True Coaxial, Single-Box Column Line Arrays and Optimally-Tuned Waveguides Provide Uniform Audience Coverage from the Front Row to the Last

Yamaha Debuts Six Premium AVENTAGE AV Receivers with Peak Performance, Wireless Music Streaming and 4K Ultra HD

Each model embodies the obsessive attention to detail and in-depth approach to design that has earned the series widespread acclaim since it was introduced in 2010

Join the Movement: The House of Marley Announces Availability of New High-End Audio Products That Make a Statement

In-ear and on-ear headphones and Bluetooth speakers debuted at CES 2015 now shipping

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