How will audio sound in the future?

Want to know our predictions for the future of audio? Here are 5 key trends, predictions, and innovations shaping the industry this year. From deeper personalization to richer immersion the future of audio is here!

 

1. More personalization based on anatomy

Every ear is as unique as the individuals themselves. Mimi offers you the opportunity to protect and adjust music to your ears by creating your unique hearing profile with the CE-certified 6min Hearing Test. Then, no matter your hearing age, you can enjoy music in all its richness, detail and contrast.
 

2. A psychology of sound

So, what we can hear depends first of all on what the ear hears. But it also depends on what the brain does with what the ear hears. The scientific study of the perception of sound is called Psychoacoustics. By understanding how the brain processes sound, we can use tricks to improve music/listening experience. The results of research within this field will be used in designing better environments, more appealing products and effective regulation.

 

3. Audio that responds to your mood

Brands are already able to understand who people are, what they are doing and how they feel. This apprehension will endow audio with deeper personalization than ever before. There will be an ability to offer mood and context-based targeting. This is the great potential of “dynamic audio”.

Tomorrow’s audio will mean more than just sound. Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, 4K resolution, 3D Technology, spatial audio, head tracking, personalization of spatial hearing… All these terms which could sound really complex now, will be part of our everyday life in a few years and will also be chances to build truly immersive experiences.
 


4. Physical movements as commands

A head nod will let you pick up a phone call, and a shake will let you deny one. A smart earbud will translate languages instantaneously, and another will guide you through workouts. Audio in the future will be a truly moving experience. 

 

5. 3D and High-Resolution Audio

With Spatial Audio, you can hear the sound all around you and perceive the directionality of any given sound. This technology is continuously evolving and allows to recreate sound the way your ears actually hear it in everyday life.