What are the most important features to you, when purchasing new headphones?*

Headphone features important to purchasing decision in the United States 2017 The statistic shows the features of headphones people in the United States consider to be the most important, when purchasing new headphones. 75 percent of respondents said that sound quality is the most important feature to them, when buying new headphones.
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Share of respondents
Sound quality75%
Comfort71%
Price54%
Durability42%
Weight29%
Size28%
Noise canceling27%
Design25%
Natural sound23%
Type of headphones23%
Brand20%
Powerful bass20%
Wireless data transmission14%
Recommendations10%
Don’t know3%
Share of respondents
Sound quality75%
Comfort71%
Price54%
Durability42%
Weight29%
Size28%
Noise canceling27%
Design25%
Natural sound23%
Type of headphones23%
Brand20%
Powerful bass20%
Wireless data transmission14%
Recommendations10%
Don’t know3%
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The statistic shows the features of headphones people in the United States consider to be the most important, when purchasing new headphones. 75 percent of respondents said that sound quality is the most important feature to them, when buying new headphones.
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Release date
April 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
March 9 - March 22, 2017
Number of respondents
828 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
Use headphones more often than "never"
Method of interview
Online survey
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* Multiple answers were possible.
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