Black Friday 2015: Sales of TVs, soundbars and headphones set to soar


Market analyst GfK is predicting even bigger things for Black Friday 2015 compared to 2014, claiming sales of soundbars, headphones and TVs will exceed last year's figures.

It's thought that soundbar sales could increase 75% in volume compared to last year, little surprise given the less than overwhelming sound quality of today's current flatscreen TVs.

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And, talking of TVs, you'd think that TV prices couldn't get much lower, but expect a whole host of deals on different brands and screen sizes. Given the demand in recent years for larger sets, expect screens well over 40in and even 50in+ to feature heavily.

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Everyone needs a decent pair of headphones in their life and hopefully there'll be plenty to choose from durng this year's Black Friday deals, including in, on-ear, wireless and noise-cancelling models. GfK expects the volume of headphone sales will be up 23% on 2014 figures.

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GfK expects tablet sales to grow 20% in value thanks to Black Friday deals, with the expected avalanche of Android tablets on offer potentially set to be joined by savings on iPads as part of the Apple Black Friday deals.

And if the 2014 numbers are anything to go by we could see more turntables flying off the shelves, giving added gravitas to the current vinyl revival. Last year, there was an impressive 384% growth in total volume.

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What do you think? Which product categories on your radar? Whatever you've got your eye on, you can be safe in the knowledge that What Hi-Fi? will bring you a comprehensive guide to the best deals and offers on all things hi-fi and AV, including the first ever Black Friday Record Store Day, where you'll be able to pick up some very special limited edition vinyl.

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