Smart Audio Devices
OverviewJuniper Research’s new Smart Audio research examines the trends shaping how audio technology and computing are merging in the form of smart speakers and hearables. Our must-have research analyses the developing technologies and capabilities of this emerging space, as well as providing benchmark industry forecasts for the following sectors:
  • Home-based smart audio speakers
  • Portable smart audio speakers
  • Auxiliary smart audio speakers
  • Multimedia hearables

Key Features

  • Technological Capabilities & Positioning Analysis: Exploration of smart audio capabilities and how this affects the products’ positioning.
  • Strategic Trends Analysis: Impact assessment of key trends across the space as a whole.
  • Juniper Research Leaderboard: Positioning & strategic evaluation of a range of players in the smart audio market including:
    • Alibaba
    • Amazon
    • Apple
    • Bose
    • Eufy
    • Google
    • Harman/Kardon
    • Lenovo
    • LingLong
    • Onkyo
    • Sonos
    • Sony
    • Ultimate Ears
  • Benchmark Industry Forecasts: Category and form-factor-based device installed base and shipment forecasts, including attendant revenues projections for:
    • Home-based smart audio speakers
    • Portable smart audio speakers
    • Auxiliary smart audio speakers
    • Multimedia hearables

Key Questions

  1. What are the key considerations being made by players entering the smart audio market?
  2. What are the macro trends that will influence this sector in the coming years?
  3. Who are the market leaders and what are their strategies?
  4. What form factors are prevalent?
  5. Where will these devices have their greatest success?

Companies Referenced

Companies Referenced

AirPlay, Alibaba, Amazon, Apple, Bose, Chromecast Audio, Deezer, Eufy, FABRIQ, Frontier Silicon, Google, Harman/Kardon, Lenovo, LingLong, Microsoft, Nura, Onkyo, Pandora, Samsung, Sonos, Sony, Spotify, TuneIn, Ultimate Ears.

Data & Interactive Forecast

Juniper Research’s Smart Audio forecast suite includes:
  • Installed base of smart audio devices and multimedia hearables, annual shipments and associated hardware revenues.
  • Price band splits, covering the following intervals:
    • Under $75
    • $75-$199
    • $200+
  • Form factor splits for the following device types:
    • Home speakers
    • Portable speakers
    • Auxiliary speakers
  • Regional data splits for 8 key regions as well as country level splits for:
    • Canada
    • China
    • Germany
    • India
    • Japan
    • UK
    • USA
    • Access to the full set of forecast data of 54 tables and over 4,900 data points.
Juniper Research’s highly granular interactive Excels enable clients to manipulate Juniper Research’s forecast data and charts to test their own assumptions using the Interactive Scenario Tool; and compare select markets side by side in customised charts and tables. IFxls greatly increase clients’ ability to both understand a particular market and to integrate their own views into the model.

Smart Audio Devices Research Report


Full Research Suite

Smart Audio Devices full research suite comprises:

  • Smart Audio Devices PDF report
  • Interactive Forecast IFXL spreadsheet
  • 12 months' access to Smart Audio Devices data updates in harvest

Click here for more information and purchase options

Dec 2017




Report PDF & Excel

Smart Audio full report and forecasts only, comprising:

  • Smart AudioPDF report
  • Interactive Forecast IFXL spreadsheet

Click here for more information and purchase options

Dec 2017




Research Details

Juniper Research
James Moar
Smart Devices
8 Key Regions - includes North America, Latin America, West Europe, Central & East Europe, Far East & China, Indian Subcontinent, Rest of Asia Pacific and Africa & Middle East
Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, UK, USA