APRIL 11-13, 2025
Schaumburg Convention Center | Chicago, IL

Author: Liz Smith


10,000+ attendees and 600+ brands from 50+ countries gather to experience AXPONA

Schaumburg, IL (April 17, 2024)–AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) welcomed 10,391 attendees, coming from 42 states and 31 countries, to the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center April 12-14, 2024. This was a 14% increase over 2023 and marked its biggest show yet. AXPONA offered music lovers three jam-packed days of spectacular sound, technology, seminars, live music, and the very latest products in the industry.

“The audience growth we experienced at AXPONA 2024 was driven by thousands of first-time visitors to the show, many travelling great distances to attend. We recognize the importance of building awareness of this hobby and industry to music lovers of all ages and backgrounds, so this year we worked on multiple programs to support this mission,” said Liz Smith, AXPONA’s Show Director. “This year our Gen Z pass doubled.  It was exciting to see so many attendees ages 15 – 26 discovering the world of high-performance audio.”

AXPONA featured 202 dedicated Listening Rooms (on 12 floors) crafted by the best in the business, including 600 global manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and brands. The bustling Ear Gear Experience encompassed everything for personal audio, from headphones and electronics to accessories and cables.  Rounding out the show was the Expo Hall, which is home to the Record Fair, showcasing a vast array of turntables, cables, accessories, racks, stands, tonearms, cartridges, and new and vintage Vinyl.

“Our exhibitors were joined by dealers, distributors, manufacturers, and press from over 50 countries,” said Smith. “We are proud to be the annual B2B gathering of the high-end audio industry in North America and we look forward to welcoming everyone back next year.”

Live Concerts nightly at AXPONA are always a big hit. On Friday night, AXPONA welcomed Bobby Broom to a packed and energetic crowd. Saturday night’s concert featured The Secret Sisters, the singing and songwriting duo that wowed the full house.

AXPONA returns April 11 – 13, 2025.

For more information about the event, please visit www.axpona.com.


AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) is North America’s largest event for audiophiles, manufacturers of high-end audio equipment, musicians and music lovers. The three-day experience features 200+ high fidelity listening rooms, providing guests the enviable opportunity to experience the newest technology in high-end consumer audio products. Attendees are encouraged to go from room to room and sit, listen and compare the various systems. The Expo Hall and Ear Gear Experience play host to thousands of products and accessories from cables to headphones to LPs and SACDs.  Beyond the exhibits, AXPONA includes live musical performances and educational seminars with industry experts and demonstrations.

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Friday, April 12, 2024: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, April 13, 2024: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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