Earphones and Headphones Market - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth and Forecast 2017 - 2025

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Earphones and Headphones Market - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth and Forecast 2017 - 2025

Status : March, 2020 | Semiconductor & Electronics | PPT format

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Global Earphones and Headphones Market: Overview 

Headphones are a pair of two simple speakers attached to a band that goes across the wearer’s head in such a manner that the speakers are positioned over the ears. This delivers a personal, immersive listening experience directly into the ears. The use of headphones is somewhat unique over traditional speakers as the latter vibrate large segments of air within a room to recreate sounds. 

Earphones are the successor to headphones and are effectively an in-ear speaker. They deliver an even more personal listening experience as they move even less air than headphones. 

Global Earphones and Headphones Market: Key Trends 

The global earphones and headphones market is expected to display notable growth in the coming years. The rise in adoption of headphones and earphones is ascribed to the increasing use of electronic devices such as music players, tablets, and smartphones. Individuals are tethered to these devices for a significant part of their day for listening music, playing games, or watching videos. 

The increasing spending on fashionable and trendy products is resulting in rising demand for earphones and headphones. However, the future of these products is dependent on technology, appearance, and design that satisfy customer’s needs and deliver an enhanced personal listening experience. 

Electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets and multimedia devices such as MP3 players and iPod come with a basic earphone. Nevertheless, consumers are increasingly opting for high-quality products to avail expanded menu of music streaming and video services. 

Advances in earphones and headphone technology are the major factors attributed to the increased sales of these products. The most notable advancement in audio technology pertaining to noise cancellation and wireless connectivity are driving the sales of earphones and headphones to new heights. 

Global Earphones and Headphones Market: Market Potential 

With the improvement in battery technology, the demand for small, lighter, and long-lasting earphones and headphones also shrinks. This has surged demand for wireless devices over wired devices. The introduction of wireless Airpods by Apple has been a major leap in the wireless earphones game. 

The groundbreaking things that Airpods can do are driven by the custom-driven Apple W1 chip. It delivers extremely efficient wireless connectivity and improved sound. Moreover, W1 chip manages battery life efficiently and delivers five hours of listening experience on a single charge. The performance that’s unheard of in a device this small. 

Wireless headphones that can fit in the pocket and are free of wires are gaining prominence over older, wired alternatives. This is because they do not interfere with movement and allow better control on smartphones. Yet cutting the cord is not so easy when it comes to headphones. Especially the ones that are powered by Bluetooth. 

Global Earphones and Headphones Market: Regional Outlook 

Asia Pacific held a sizeable revenue share of the earphones and headphones market in 2015. Increasing disposable incomes in emerging economies such as China, India, and Brazil are expected to have a positive bearing on this market. An increasing adoption of these devices among gym users and in office spaces is expected to drive their demand in the forthcoming years. 

Likewise, North America contributed a significant share to the overall market revenue in 2015 closely followed by Europe. The growth of these regional markets is attributed to the early adoption of electronic devices and increased adoption of technology. 

Global Earphones and Headphones Market: Competitive Landscape 

Some of the leading companies in the global earphones and headphones market include Sennheiser, Shure, Skullcandy, Bose, Beats Electronics, Sony, JVC, Harman, and Philips.

The study presents a granular assessment and quantitative evaluation of:

  • Key growth factors and prominent trends
  • Size and share of key segments in overall market
  • Key challenges and winning imperatives
  • Factors shaping competitive landscape
  • Insights into how contours of market will change in coming years
  • Technological advances
  • New avenues and imminent investment pockets
  • Regulatory landscape shaping current and future strategies of companies

The region-wise assessment includes market dynamics in:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The study is prepared with the help of an extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research includes but not limited to interactions, interviews, surveys, and events. Opinions of policy makers and industry experts are carefully integrated into the insights to complement primary research. Volumes of secondary data gleaned through renowned paid sources, annual statements, reputed journals, and government documents offer insights into current dynamics and key evolution trajectories the market is likely to assume. The research employs various industry-wide analytics methods and well-established methodologies to ascertain the attractiveness of key segments. Further, it evaluates the lucrativeness of key regions and factors underlying their maturity. The insights notably include a detailed analysis of forces behind vendor differentiation and offers insight into investment-decision making by prominent players.

The report strives to enlighten businesses and industry stakeholders on multiple facets of the growth dynamic of the market, the key of which include answers to:

  • Which key factors will shape the competitive landscape?
  • Which trends will stimulate research and development activities in different geographies?
  • Which are the lucrative growth areas and what is the size of potential they are likely contribute to the overall market?
  • Which disruptions in market growth are likely to come with the new business models?
  • Which are some of the recent overhauls in policies that may change the course of the market significantly?
  • Which are the geographies that will form sizable sources of new streams to new and established players alike?
  • How are top players likely to realign their strategy to counter the forces of competition?
  • Which key strategies emerging players are likely to focus on to consolidate their position?
  • Which changes in end-user preferences might affect the status quo held by the leading players?
  • Which are some of the game-changing innovations influencing the projected share and revenue of the market and its segments?

Note: Utmost care has invariably been taken to present data and arrive at statistics at all the TMR Research reports. Meanwhile, some recent developments and new industry trends may take time to be included in the reports.

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