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Headphones And Earphones Market By Type (In-Ear, On-Ear, and Over-Ear Headphones and Earphones), By Technology (Wired and Wireless Headphones and Earphones), By Sales Channel (Original Equipment Manufacturer Channel and Aftermarket Channel) - Growth, Share, Opportunities, Competitive Analysis, and Forecast 2016 - 2023

Published: Jun 2016 | Report Code: 57967-06-16

Report Scope

This report analyzes the global headphones and earphones market in terms of type, technology, sales channel, and geography. On the basis of type, the market is segmented into in-ear headphones and ear phones, on-ear headphones and earphones, and over-ear headphones and earphones. Similarly, on the basis of technology, the global market for headphones and earphones is classified into wired and wireless headphones and earphones. Additionally, based on sales channel, the market is segmented into OEM (mobile and media device manufacturers) and aftermarket. The geographical distribution of the global headphones and earphones market considered in this study encompasses regional markets such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America.

Headphones And Earphones Market

Factors including evolving digital habits of consumers and exponential growth in demand for smartphones are expected to contribute towards a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2% during the forecast period 2016 – 2023. However, the availability of low quality domestic substitutes at a relatively lower cost pose a considerable challenge to the market growth, especially in emerging economies of Asia Pacific and RoW, where the market is still unorganized.

Headphones And Earphones Market 

1.1    Report Description

Purpose of the Report

The purpose of this strategic research study titled “Global Headphones and Earphones Market - Growth, Share, Opportunities, and Competitive Analysis, 2016 – 2023” is to offer industry investors, company executives, and industry participants with in-depth insights to enable them make informed strategic decisions related to the opportunities in the global headphones and earphones market.

Target Audience

  • Industry Investors
  • Headphones and Earphones Manufacturers
  • Mobile and Media  Device Manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • End-users

USP and Key Offerings

The report titled “Global Headphones and Earphones Market- Growth, Share, Opportunities, and Competitive Analysis, 2016 – 2023” offers strategic insights into the global headphones and earphones market along with the market size and estimates for the duration 2014 to 2023. The said research study covers in-depth analysis of multiple market segments based on type, technology, sales channel, and cross-sectional study across different geographies. In order to help strategic decision makers, the report also includes competitive profiling of the leading headphones and earphones manufacturers, their SCOT (Strength, Challenges, Opportunities, and Weaknesses) analysis, market positioning, and key developments. Other in-depth analysis provided in the report includes:

  • Current and future market trends to justify the forthcoming attractive markets within the headphones and earphones market
  • Market fuelers, market impediments, and their impact on the market growth
  • In-depth competitive environment analysis
  • Ecosystem Analysis
  • SRC (Segment-Region-Country) Analysis

Overall, the research study provides a holistic view of the global headphones and earphones market, offering market size and estimates for the period from 2014 to 2023, keeping in mind the above mentioned factors.

1. Preface
1.1. Report Scope and Description
1.2. Research Methodology
1.2.1. Phase I-Secondary Research
1.2.2. Phase II-Primary Research
1.2.3. Phase II-Expert Panel Review
1.2.4. Assumptions
1.2.5. Approach Adopted

2. Executive Summary
2.1. Global Headphones and Earphones Market Snapshot

3. Global Headphones and Earphones Market Analysis
3.1. Global Headphones and Earphones Market Overview
3.2. Market Inclination Insights
3.2.1. Recent Trends
3.2.2. Future Outlook
3.3. Market Dynamics
3.3.1. Market Drivers
3.3.2. Market Challenges
3.3.3. Opportunity Matrix
3.4. See-Saw Analysis
3.5. Attractive Investment Proposition
3.6. Market Positioning of Key Industry Participants
3.6.1. Major Strategies Adopted
3.6.2. Analyst Recommendations

4. Global Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type , 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
4.1. Doughnut Analysis
4.2. In-Ear Headphones and Earphones
4.3. On-Ear Headphones and Earphones
4.4. Over-Ear Headphones and Earphones

5. Global Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology , 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
5.1. Pac-Man Analysis
5.2. Wired Headphones and Earphones
5.3. Wireless Headphones and Earphones

6. Global Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
6.1. Pac-Man Analysis
6.2. Original Equipment Manufacturers
6.3. Aftermarket

7. North America Headphones and Earphones Market Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
7.1. North America Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
7.1.1. In-Ear Headphones and Earphones
7.1.2. On-Ear Headphones and Earphones
7.1.3. Over-Ear Headphones and Earphones
7.2. North America Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
7.2.1. Wired Headphones and Earphones
7.2.2. Wireless Headphones and Earphones
7.3. North America Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
7.3.1. Original Equipment Manufacturers
7.3.2. Aftermarket
7.4. North America Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Country, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
7.4.1. U.S.
7.4.1.1. U.S. Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
7.4.1.2. U.S. Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
7.4.1.3. U.S. Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
7.4.2. Canada
7.4.2.1. Canada Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
7.4.2.2. Canada Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
7.4.2.3. Canada Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)

8. Europe Headphones and Earphones Market Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
8.1. Europe Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
8.1.1. In-Ear Headphones and Earphones
8.1.2. On-Ear Headphones and Earphones
8.1.3. Over-Ear Headphones and Earphones
8.2. Europe Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
8.2.1. Wired Headphones and Earphones
8.2.2. Wireless Headphones and Earphones
8.3. Europe Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
8.3.1. Original Equipment Manufacturers
8.3.2. Aftermarket
8.4. Europe Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Region, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
8.4.1. U.K.
8.4.1.1. U.K. Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
8.4.1.2. U.K. Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
8.4.1.3. U.K. Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
8.4.2. Germany
8.4.2.1. Germany Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
8.4.2.2. Germany Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
8.4.2.3. Germany Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
8.4.3. France
8.4.3.1. France Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
8.4.3.2. France Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
8.4.3.3. France Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
8.4.4. Rest of Europe
8.4.4.1. Rest of Europe Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
8.4.4.2. Rest of Europe Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
8.4.4.3. Rest of Europe Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)

9. Asia Pacific Headphones and Earphones Market Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
9.1. Asia Pacific Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
9.1.1. In-Ear Headphones and Earphones
9.1.2. On-Ear Headphones and Earphones
9.1.3. Over-Ear Headphones and Earphones
9.2. Asia Pacific Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
9.2.1. Wired Headphones and Earphones
9.2.2. Wireless Headphones and Earphones
9.3. Asia Pacific Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
9.3.1. Original Equipment Manufacturers
9.3.2. Aftermarket
9.4. Asia Pacific Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Country, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
9.4.1. Japan
9.4.1.1. Japan Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
9.4.1.2. Japan Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
9.4.1.3. Japan Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
9.4.2. China
9.4.2.1. China Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
9.4.2.2. China Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
9.4.2.3. China Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
9.4.3. India
9.4.3.1. India Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
9.4.3.2. India Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
9.4.3.3. India Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
9.4.4. Rest of Asia Pacific
9.4.4.1. Rest of Asia Pacific Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
9.4.4.2. Rest of Asia Pacific Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
9.4.4.3. Rest of Asia Pacific Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)

10. Rest of World Headphones and Earphones Market Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
10.1. Rest of World Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
10.1.1. In-Ear Headphones and Earphones
10.1.2. On-Ear Headphones and Earphones
10.1.3. Over-Ear Headphones and Earphones
10.2. Rest of World Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
10.2.1. Wired Headphones and Earphones
10.2.2. Wireless Headphones and Earphones
10.3. Rest of World Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
10.3.1. Original Equipment Manufacturers
10.3.2. Aftermarket
10.4. Rest of World Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Region, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
10.4.1. Latin America
10.4.1.1. Latin America Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
10.4.1.2. Latin America Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
10.4.1.3. Latin America Pacific Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
10.4.2. Middle-East and Africa
10.4.2.1. Middle-East and Africa Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
10.4.2.2. Middle-East and Africa Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
10.4.2.3. Middle-East and Africa Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)

11. Company Profiles
11.1. Beats Electronics (Apple Inc.)
11.2. Sony Corporation
11.3. Sennheiser Electronic GmbH & Co. KG
11.4. Plantronics Pty Ltd.
11.5. Bose Corporation
11.6. JVC Corporation
11.7. Philips Electronics Ltd.
11.8. Harman International Industries, Inc. (AKG)
11.9. Audio-Technica Corporation
11.10. Pioneer Corporation
11.11. Skull Candy, Inc.
11.12. Shure Incorporated

List of Figures

FIG. 1 Global Headphones and Earphones: Market Segmentation
FIG. 2 Global Headphones and Earphones Market: Research Methodology
FIG. 3 Top-Down and Bottom Up Approach
FIG. 4 Global Headphones and Earphones Market, By Type, 2015 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
FIG. 5 Global Headphones and Earphones Market, By Technology, 2015 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
FIG. 6 Global Headphones and Earphones Market, By Sales Channel, 2015 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
FIG. 7 Global Headphones and Earphones Market, By Geography, 2015 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
FIG. 8 Global Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue and Growth, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn and % Y-o-Y)
FIG. 9 See-Saw Analysis : Global Headphones and Earphones Market
FIG. 10 Value Chain Analysis: Global Headphones and Earphones Industry
FIG. 11 Market Positioning of Key Industry Participants, 2015
FIG. 12 Global Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue Contribution, By Type, 2015 & 2023 (Value %)
FIG. 13 Global In-Ear Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue and Growth, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
FIG. 14 Global On-Ear Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue and Growth, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
FIG. 15 Global Over-Ear Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue and Growth, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
FIG. 16 Global Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue Contribution, By Technology, 2015 & 2023 (Value %)
FIG. 17 Global Wired Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue and Growth, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
FIG. 18 Global Wireless Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue and Growth, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
FIG. 19 Global Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue Contribution, By Sales Channel, 2015 & 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
FIG. 20 Global Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue and Growth for OEM Channel, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
FIG. 21 Global Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue and Growth for Aftermarket Channel, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
FIG. 22 North America Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue and Growth, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn) (Mn Units) (Y-o-Y %)
FIG. 23 Europe Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue and Growth, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn) (Mn Units) (Y-o-Y %)
FIG. 24 Asia Pacific Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue and Growth, 2014 - 2023, (US$ Bn) (Mn Units) (Y-o-Y %)
FIG. 25 RoW Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue and Growth, 2014– 2023, (US$ Bn) (Mn Units) (Y-o-Y %)

List of Tables

TABLE 1 Market Snapshot: Global Headphones and Earphones Market
TABLE 2 Evolution of Headphones and Earphones
TABLE 3 Impact Indicators
TABLE 4 Impact Analysis of Drivers and Restraints
TABLE 5 North America Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 6 North America Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 7 North America Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 8 North America Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Country, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 9 U.S. Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 10 U.S. Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 11 U.S. Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 12 Canada Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 13 Canada Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 14 Canada Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 15 Europe Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 16 Europe Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 17 Europe Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2015 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 18 Europe Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Country, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 19 U.K. Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 20 U.K. Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 21 U.K. Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 22 France Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 23 France Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 24 France Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 25 Germany Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 26 Germany Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 27 Germany Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 28 Rest of Europe Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 29 Rest of Europe Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 30 Rest of Europe Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 31 Asia Pacific Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 32 Asia Pacific Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 33 Asia Pacific Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 34 Asia Pacific Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Country, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 35 China Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014- 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 36 China Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 37 China Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 38 Japan Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 39 Japan Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 40 Japan Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 41 India Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 42 India Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 43 India Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 44 Rest of Asia Pacific Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 45 Rest of Asia Pacifc Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 46 Rest of Asia Pacifc Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 47 Rest of World Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 48 Rest of World Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 49 Rest of World Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 50 Rest of World Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Region, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 51 Latin America Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 52 Latin America Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 53 Latin America Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 54 Middle-East and Africa Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 55 Middle-East Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Technology, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)
TABLE 56 Middle-East and Africa Headphones and Earphones Market Revenue, By Sales Channel, 2014 - 2023 (US$ Bn) (Mn Units)

On the basis of product type, the global headphones and earphones market is categorized into following segments:

  • In-ear Headphones and Earphones
  • On-ear Headphones and Earphones
  • Over-ear Headphones and Earphones

The contribution of these product variants to the global headphones and earphones market in 2015 and 2023 is as shown in the figure below

Headphones And Earphones Market

As of 2015, in-ear headphones and earphones dominated the global headphones and earphones market and are expected to exhibit strong growth during the forecast period 2016 – 2023. The dominance and anticipated growth shall be credited to the proliferation of smartphones and other media devices. Since in-ear earphones are relatively compact and lighter in weight, they have become the preferred accessory to be sold along with smartphone models. With the advancements in technology, manufacturers across the globe are developing water resistant in-ear headphones incorporating features like Bluetooth, microphones, and noise cancellation facility among others. Consequently, the average retail prices of in-ear headphones have witnessed an upsurge, which is expected to have positive impact on the revenue share of the segment. 

On the basis of technology, the global headphones and earphones market is categorized into following segments:

  • Wired Headphones and Earphones
  • Wireless Headphones and Earphones

The contribution of these variants to the global headphones and earphones market in 2015 is as shown below:

Headphones And Earphones Market

As of 2015, the global headphones and earphones market was dominated by wired headphones and earphones. The wired headphones and earphones segment accounted for around three-fourth of the global headphones and earphones market revenue in the same year. The trend shall prolong with the segment presumed to hold on to its leading position throughout the forecast period 2016 – 2023. Since smartphone manufacturers predominantly provide wired earphones as an accessory, the perpetually growing sales of smartphone is expected to have positive impact on the sales of wired earphones during the forecast. However, wireless headphones and earphones are expected to witness comparatively higher growth during the forecast period. Evolving digital habits of consumers resulting in an ongoing shift in consumer preferences toward wireless audio devices is expected to drive demand for wireless headphones and earphones during the forecast period 2016 - 2023.

On the basis of sales distribution channel, the global headphones and earphones market is categorized into following categories:

  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Aftermarket

Their contribution to the global headphones and earphones market in 2015 and 2023 is as shown in the figure below.

Headphones And Earphones Market

In the base year of 2015, the OEM sales channel comprising sales through mobile phone manufacturers and media device manufacturers was the largest revenue contributing segment in the global headphones and earphones market. The segment accounted for around two-third of the global headphones and earphones market revenue in 2015. The trend is expected to continue over the forecast period 2016 – 2023 with the segment retaining major revenue share.  Even though OEM channel plays a key role in the sale of headphones and earphones, it is anticipated that the sale of headphones and earphones would probably improve through aftermarket channel than OEM channel. The anticipated growth in sale of headphones and earphones through aftermarket channel would be driven by the proliferation of e-commerce and periodic replacement demand.

On the basis of geography, the global headphones and earphones market is segmented into following regions and countries.

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • United Kingdom
    • France
    • Germany
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World
    • Latin America
    • Middle East and Africa

The contribution of these regions (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and RoW) to the global headphones and earphones market in 2015 is as shown in the figure below

Headphones And Earphones Market

As of 2015, the global headphones and earphones market was led by North America closely trailed by Europe in terms of revenue. The regions collectively accounted for around two-third of the global headphones and earphones market revenue in the same year. This dominance is primarily attributed to the large base of tech-savvy consumers and presence of leading industry players in these regions. Over the forecast period, both Europe and North America are presumed to witness steady growth on account of the continued penetration of smartphones and higher discretionary income of people. On the other hand, the market for headphones and earphones in Asia Pacific is expected to witness maximum growth during the forecast period. With the perpetually growing smartphone market in the region, the demand for accessories including earphones and headphones is also expected to grow swiftly.

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