Well this is yet to be proven. I only fairly recently became aware of how far advanced Adobe is with image and now in audio. I looked into Affinity last year and didn't find any of the easy-to-use miracles Photoshop can now do. Affinity looks good, but it's a long way behind as far as I can tell.
Similarly, Adobe's jawdropping (and currently free) Speech Enhance for podcasts is light years ahead of iZotope RX for that specific job (and I've been a big RX fan). Adobe has invested in some incredible technology, while others feel a long way behind. Perhaps it will be a new lean and mean developer that usurps them in the end.
I read only an hour ago a first hand report of how the graphics industry is still overwhelmingly Adobe-based, that the newcomers haven't made an inroad to the professionals yet. It may yet come - I rather suspect it will eventually. I hate subs, but in this respect Adobe have got it right thus far - they continue to innovate and thus remain market leaders. Perhaps this same thought was behind Waves' foolish attempt at a land grab, talking up their AI. Clarity VX is great, but they're not anything like in Adobe's imperious position overall.