Wired Earphone and Headphone Market to grow at 4.6% CAGR from 2016 to 2023

Industry Trends

Global Earphones and Headphones Market size was evaluated at $11.68 billion for 2015 and is predicted to surpass $18 billion by end of 2023 registering CAGR of 4.6% during forecast timeframe.

Product miniaturization due to changing consumer tastes and technological breakthroughs is predicted to drive profit in future. Enhanced level of compatibility with personal electronics like smartphones, music players and tablets is predicted to positively affect earphone & headphone use. Further, increasing amount of features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Infrared in wireless products are projected to fuel industry growth.

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Increased product growth and product differentiation have resulted in earphones& headphones market price trend. Rising incorporation of new features, tough competition, rise in purchasing capacity of consumers and superior branding activities are predicted to drive the industry growth.

However, presence of big unorganized segment in APAC, particularly in nations like Taiwan, China, Indonesia and India can inhibit the industry growth substantially. Further, rising acceptance of counterfeit items owing to cost sensitivity is anticipated to hinder the earphones and headphones market expansion in future.

Technology Trends

The industry is segmented into two kinds of technologies that include wired technology and wireless technology.

Wired ear phones and headphones segment size was evaluated at greater than $10.1 billion dollars for 2015 and is predicted to register CAGR of 4.7% during forecast timeframe.

Key technological breakthroughs in wireless items will promote the demand across high

fidelity earphones and headphones segment. Active noise control technology for improved hearing experience is predicted to drive the segment growth.

Dealers stress on developing methods to produce more technologically advanced equipments that fulfills customer requirements. All these factors can contribute towards industry expansion.

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Product Trends

Global industry is segmented into earphones, headphones and sport headphones.

Earphones segment share was evaluated at more than 70% of total size for 2015. The growth of this segment is credited to heavy customer demand for its utilization along with portable personal electronic equipments. Factors like increasing smartphones sales, rising disposable incomes and product replacement trends are projected to contribute towards the industry growth.

Headphones segment is predicted to surpass $6 billion by end of 2023. Sports headphones embedded with many features are predicted to gain large industry share during forecast timeframe.

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Regional Trends

U.S. earphones and headphones market is predicted to register a CAGR of 4.8% and its size is predicted to cross $5.1 billion by end of 2023. Producers are anticipated to adhere to the rules, legislations and standards set by legal authorities like director of federal register and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Organization) related to use of exact components in production.

China accounted a large portion of the APAC earphones and headphones industry share for 2015 and is predicted to dominate the regional industry during forecast period.

Competitive Trends

Key industry players profiled in the report includes Shure Incorporated, Sony Corporation, Sennheiser Electronics, Panasonic Corporation, Bose Corporation, Apple Incorporation, Grado Labs, Aclair, JVC, Phillips, Pioneer Corporation, Skull candy and Ultimate Ears.

Current dealers are aiming to grow their distribution channels to sustain in global industry. Producers invest enormously in research & development activities and highlight on creating new products that provide optimum product differentiation and technological innovation.


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