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Episode 36: A wireless headphones renaissance and more audio trends [podcast]

Have you heard? We’re in an audio renaissance. Consumers are seeking top-notch sound quality in their audio devices above all, but also other features, including all-day battery life, seamless voice interaction, and low-latency wireless audio that’s ideal for gaming. We’re excited to offer technologies, like Qualcomm aptX Adaptive and our Qualcomm Smart Audio 400 Platform, that help our customers deliver these experiences to users.     

In this episode, we caught up with some members of our audio teams to chat about the headphones they’re loving personally and how they map to emerging audio trends. After sharing their favorite devices, guests Stephanie Dowling, Sarah McMurray, Jerry Chang, and Lauren Miller, along with host PJ Jacobowitz, also dive into some of the most interesting findings in our 2019 State of Play Report, like the growing use of wireless headphones for gaming and changing ideas around AI. With the addition of Germany, Japan, and India to the survey group, it’s our most global research piece on consumer audio attitudes and purchase drivers to date. 

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