True Wireless Earbuds Market, Why Every Audio & Voice Tech Company Is (or should be) Reading This

By Peter Cooney / December 21, 2018
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A Brief History of the Wireless Stereo Headphone The headphone* market has transitioned toward wireless technologies over the last 10+ years; today >70% of total stereo headphones shipped are wireless

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Audio and Voice Megatrends, Thinking about the Future. Part 1, The Previous 5 Years (or so)

By Peter Cooney / December 22, 2017
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Megatrends To Date In the last 5 years & more there have been a number of high level trends that have transformed the audio and voice market. These have been

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Bluetooth 5, A Testament to Member Participation Driving Innovation

By Peter Cooney / December 9, 2016
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Collaboration is key The Bluetooth SIG can be very proud of building their membership to over 30,000 companies in 2016 – a staggering achievement. With so many diverse members, from

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Headphone Market Continues to Build, Technology Vendors Should Take Notice of a Massive Opportunity

By Peter Cooney / November 15, 2016
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The overall consumer headphone market has risen steadily over recent years to reach almost $15.5 billion in 2016, and is forecast to see continued strong growth to be more than

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Hearables Vendors Set to Take Share of an $8 Billion Market

By Peter Cooney / November 7, 2016
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The hearables market started to take off in 2015, led by the emergence and growth of wireless sports headphones with added sensors. While a relatively small market today, rapid growth

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Hearables, Smart Wearable Audio Devices Coming to an Ear Near You!

By Peter Cooney / October 27, 2016
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Technology plays a massive role in people’s lives. Throughout history, technological leaps have had a profound impact on the way in which we interact with the world. Recently it has

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Forget the Loss of the 3.5mm Jack – Apple’s W1 is the Big Story

By Peter Cooney / September 8, 2016
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It seems the whole world has gone 3.5mm jack crazy. Looking at news from the recent Apple event would make anyone think this was the end of the world, it

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Bluetooth Deserves Short Range Audio Forecast: The Internet of Things does not (yet) exist and why the Bluetooth SIG needs to NOT forget about audio

By Peter Cooney / May 16, 2016
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The Internet of Things (IoT) does not (yet) exist and why the Bluetooth SIG needs to NOT forget about audio. IoT is the next big thing but forecasts have been

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My Musing on Apple 3.5mm Jack Speculation

By Peter Cooney / May 3, 2016
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  Is removing the 3.5mm jack all about a slimmer profile? This is something I’ve been keeping an eye on: there has been speculation for a long time that Apple

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80 million Bluetooth Enabled Speakers to Ship in 2015, Wi-Fi Enabled and NFC Enabled Speakers Also Seeing Rapid Market Growth

By Peter Cooney / April 17, 2015
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Bluetooth continues to be the most widely used wireless technology for audio in mobile devices and is now fast becoming an essential technology for wireless streaming in the home. An

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