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Wireless Headphones

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Wireless Headphones
Published: July 1, 2020 Content info: 465 Pages
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The global market for Wireless Headphones is projected to reach US$9.1 billion by 2025, driven by the astounding rise in smartphone ownership supported largely by technology usage rates in emerging economies. Access to 4G is today almost ubiquitous in both developing and developed countries. Smartphone penetration has virtually hit saturation in developed countries. Taking the United States as a case in point, the number of smartphone users in the country in the year 2019 was an estimated 270.3 million, and when juxtaposed with the country's population at 329. 8 million shows a penetration rate of over 82%. In developing countries, penetration rates are continuing to grow at robust double digit rates supported by falling mobile voice and data tariff rates; robust investments in 4G mobile networks; falling semiconductor prices and declining cost of smartphones; rising popularity of ultra-low cost smartphones; rapidly evolving app ecosystem; and digitalizing of lifestyles.

Against this backdrop of a robust outlook for smartphones, allied markets are also benefiting including smartphone accessories such as battery, headphone, earphone, portable speaker, charger, memory card, protective case, power bank, and battery case, among others. With the average smartphone today doubling up as a music player, TV, and a gaming device, headphones and earphones have assumed new significance in modern life. From on-ear headphones, in-ear headphones to wireless headphones, this category has witnessed rapid evolution over the years. High quality stereo speakers, headsets with amplifiers, noise-canceling technology that blocks background noise, surround sound headphones that provide a 360-degree sound-field, are few of the notable innovations in this field. In additional to multimedia entertainment applications, headphones are also growing in popularity and value for hand-free operation of the phone such as hands-free call answering that enhances user safety and productivity. Wireless headphones, also known as stereo Bluetooth headphones offer numerous benefits such as freedom from wired clutter; eliminates the hassles of needing auxiliary input cables to output audio; superior quality streaming sound provided by new generation Bluetooth chips; and low battery power consumption, among others. A key revenue generating trend in the market is the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) assistant in headphones. Top manufacturers such as Sony, Bose, JBL, Bang & Olufsen are launching headphones that support Google Assistant. Amazon Alexa Headphones and Echo Buds are also popular for their intelligent voice search capabilities. The United States and Europe represent large markets worldwide with a combined share of 52.3% of the market. China ranks as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 9.5% over the analysis period supported by the fact that over 63% of the Chinese population today uses a smartphone. The ongoing Chinese product consumerism will continue to fuel the trend supported by the expanding middle class population and its ravenous appetite for digital electronics and luxury products. Shift in employment opportunities from low-paying traditional manufacturing jobs and higher paying jobs in technology and service industries, rise of e-commerce, and successful reforms aimed at migrating the Chinese economy from a planned socialistic economy to a free market economy, are all factors fueling China's growth.

Table of Contents
Product Code: MCP15672

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPE

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW

  • An Introduction to Wireless Headphones
  • Over-Ear Vs. On-Ear Vs. In-Ear Headphones: A Comparison
  • Wireless Headphones: Market Analysis and Outlook
  • Product Segment Analysis
  • In-Ear Wireless Headphones: Largest Category
  • Over-Ear Wireless Headphones Segment Demonstrates Fastest Growth
  • On-Ear Wireless Headphones Remain in Contention
  • Geographic Analysis
  • Developed Regions Remain Major Revenue Contributors
  • Percentage Breakdown of Wireless Headphone Sales (Value) for Developed and Developing Regions for the Years 2019 and 2025
  • Market Revenues Continue to Scale Up in China and Other Emerging Regions
  • World Wireless Headphones Market - Geographic Regions Ranked by Value CAGR for 2018-2025: China, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Canada, USA, Europe, and Japan
  • Competition: Characterized by Presence of International and Regional Vendors
  • Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession

2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

  • Apple, Inc. (USA)
  • Bose Corporation (USA)
  • Fujikon Industrial Holdings Ltd. (Hong Kong)
  • Grado Labs (USA)
  • JVCKENWOOD Corporation (Japan)
  • Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Philips)
  • LG Electronics, Inc. (South Korea)
  • Logitech International S.A. (Switzerland)
  • Panasonic Corporation (Japan)
  • Plantronics, Inc. (USA)
  • Samsung (South Korea)
  • Sennheiser Electronic GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
  • Shenzhen Cannice Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Shure Incorporated (USA)
  • Skullcandy, Inc. (USA)
  • Sony Corporation (Japan)
  • Zebronics India Pvt. Ltd. (India)

3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS

  • Widespread Use of Electronic Devices for Infotainment Purposes Builds Strong Momentum for Wireless Headphones Market
  • Global Mobile Device Market by Type (2010-2020): Percentage Breakdown of Shipments for Phablets, Non-Phablet Smartphones, and Tablets
  • Smartphones
  • Smartphone Penetration (as a Proportion of Total Mobile Users) by Region for the Years 2018 and 2025
  • Dual SIM Smartphones Gain Traction Supported by Enhanced Portability & Flexibility
  • Tablets
  • Number of Tablet Users Worldwide (in Millions) for Years 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020
  • Computers
  • Expanding Internet User Base & Consumer Appetite for Digital Media Builds Robust Momentum
  • Global Internet User Penetration Rate (in %) for the Years 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2024
  • Worldwide Mobile Data Traffic by Application (2009, 2017 & 2022P): Percentage Breakdown of Monthly Data Traffic Volume for Video, Audio and Others
  • Key Internet Consumer Habits Favoring Wireless Headphones Sales
  • Social Media and Social Networking
  • Active Users (in Millions) for Leading Social Network Sites (H1 2019)
  • Proliferation of Online Video Gaming
  • Rise of VoIP
  • Emergence of Mass-Market Audiophile Era Builds Massive Momentum
  • Bluetooth: The De Facto Wireless Standard for Headphones
  • Range of Bluetooth Devices by Class
  • Technology Advancements Spur Demand
  • USB-C-Powered Wireless Headphones
  • Headphones with Voice Assistants
  • Extended Battery Life
  • Smarter Designs
  • Active Noise Cancellation (ANC): The New High-Tech Feature
  • A Snapshot of Select Recently Unveiled Wireless Headphone Models
  • Rise of Hearables, the Smart Headphones, to Drive Next Wave of Growth
  • Online Channel Emerges as New Growth Driver
  • Favorable Demographic & Socio-Economic Trends Strengthen Market Prospects
  • Rapid Growth in Urban Households
  • World Urban Population in Millions: 1950-2050
  • Degree of Urbanization Worldwide: Urban Population as a % of Total Population by Geographic Region for the Years 2000, 2020 & 2050
  • Growing Affluence of Middle Class Consumer Segment
  • Global Middle Class Population (In Million) by Region for the Years 2020, 2025 and 2030
  • Global Middle Class Spending (US$ Trillion) by Region for the Years 2020, 2025, 2030
  • Rising Living Standards
  • Resolving Prevailing Issues: Critical for Future Success of the Market
  • Prevalence of Unorganized Players
  • Counterfeit Products
  • Declining Margins

4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

  • TABLE 1: Wireless Headphones Global Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand by Region/Country: 2020-2027
  • TABLE 2: Wireless Headphones Global Retrospective Market Scenario in US$ Thousand by Region/Country: 2012-2019
  • TABLE 3: Wireless Headphones Market Share Shift across Key Geographies Worldwide: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
  • TABLE 4: In-Ear Wireless (Segment) World Market by Region/Country in US$ Thousand: 2020 to 2027
  • TABLE 5: In-Ear Wireless (Segment) Historic Market Analysis by Region/Country in US$ Thousand: 2012 to 2019
  • TABLE 6: In-Ear Wireless (Segment) Market Share Breakdown of Worldwide Sales by Region/Country: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
  • TABLE 7: On-Ear Wireless (Segment) Potential Growth Markets Worldwide in US$ Thousand: 2020 to 2027
  • TABLE 8: On-Ear Wireless (Segment) Historic Market Perspective by Region/Country in US$ Thousand: 2012 to 2019
  • TABLE 9: On-Ear Wireless (Segment) Market Sales Breakdown by Region/Country in Percentage: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
  • TABLE 10: Over-Ear Wireless (Segment) Geographic Market Spread Worldwide in US$ Thousand: 2020 to 2027
  • TABLE 11: Over-Ear Wireless (Segment) Region Wise Breakdown of Global Historic Demand in US$ Thousand: 2012 to 2019
  • TABLE 12: Over-Ear Wireless (Segment) Market Share Distribution in Percentage by Region/Country: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027

III. MARKET ANALYSIS

  • GEOGRAPHIC MARKET ANALYSIS
  • UNITED STATES
    • Market Facts & Figures
    • US Wireless Headphones Market Share (in %) by Company: 2019
    • Electronic Device Usage Patterns Steer Sales of Wireless Headphones
    • Young Adults Drive Wireless Headphones Sales in the US
    • Wireless Headphones Gain in Gaming Vertical
    • Market Analytics
    • TABLE 13: United States Wireless Headphones Market Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2020 to 2027
    • TABLE 14: Wireless Headphones Market in the United States by Segment: A Historic Review in US$ Thousand for 2012-2019
    • TABLE 15: United States Wireless Headphones Market Share Breakdown by Segment: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
  • CANADA
    • TABLE 16: Canadian Wireless Headphones Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2020 to 2027
    • TABLE 17: Canadian Wireless Headphones Historic Market Review by Segment in US$ Thousand: 2012-2019
    • TABLE 18: Wireless Headphones Market in Canada: Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales by Segment for 2012, 2020, and 2027
  • JAPAN
    • TABLE 19: Japanese Market for Wireless Headphones: Annual Sales Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand by Segment for the Period 2020-2027
    • TABLE 20: Wireless Headphones Market in Japan: Historic Sales Analysis in US$ Thousand by Segment for the Period 2012-2019
    • TABLE 21: Japanese Wireless Headphones Market Share Analysis by Segment: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
  • CHINA
    • A Market Laden with Opportunities
    • Market Analytics
    • TABLE 22: Chinese Wireless Headphones Market Growth Prospects in US$ Thousand by Segment for the Period 2020-2027
    • TABLE 23: Wireless Headphones Historic Market Analysis in China in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2012-2019
    • TABLE 24: Chinese Wireless Headphones Market by Segment: Percentage Breakdown of Sales for 2012, 2020, and 2027
  • EUROPE
    • TABLE 25: European Wireless Headphones Market Demand Scenario in US$ Thousand by Region/Country: 2020-2027
    • TABLE 26: Wireless Headphones Market in Europe: A Historic Market Perspective in US$ Thousand by Region/Country for the Period 2012-2019
    • TABLE 27: European Wireless Headphones Market Share Shift by Region/Country: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
    • TABLE 28: European Wireless Headphones Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2020-2027
    • TABLE 29: Wireless Headphones Market in Europe in US$ Thousand by Segment: A Historic Review for the Period 2012-2019
    • TABLE 30: European Wireless Headphones Market Share Breakdown by Segment: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
  • FRANCE
    • TABLE 31: Wireless Headphones Market in France by Segment: Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand for the Period 2020-2027
    • TABLE 32: French Wireless Headphones Historic Market Scenario in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2012-2019
    • TABLE 33: French Wireless Headphones Market Share Analysis by Segment: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
  • GERMANY
    • TABLE 34: Wireless Headphones Market in Germany: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in US$ Thousand by Segment for the Period 2020-2027
    • TABLE 35: German Wireless Headphones Historic Market Analysis in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2012-2019
    • TABLE 36: German Wireless Headphones Market Share Breakdown by Segment: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
  • ITALY
    • TABLE 37: Italian Wireless Headphones Market Growth Prospects in US$ Thousand by Segment for the Period 2020-2027
    • TABLE 38: Wireless Headphones Historic Market Analysis in Italy in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2012-2019
    • TABLE 39: Italian Wireless Headphones Market by Segment: Percentage Breakdown of Sales for 2012, 2020, and 2027
  • UNITED KINGDOM
    • TABLE 40: United Kingdom Market for Wireless Headphones: Annual Sales Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand by Segment for the Period 2020-2027
    • TABLE 41: Wireless Headphones Market in the United Kingdom: Historic Sales Analysis in US$ Thousand by Segment for the Period 2012-2019
    • TABLE 42: United Kingdom Wireless Headphones Market Share Analysis by Segment: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
  • SPAIN
    • TABLE 43: Spanish Wireless Headphones Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2020 to 2027
    • TABLE 44: Spanish Wireless Headphones Historic Market Review by Segment in US$ Thousand: 2012-2019
    • TABLE 45: Wireless Headphones Market in Spain: Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales by Segment for 2012, 2020, and 2027
  • RUSSIA
    • TABLE 46: Russian Wireless Headphones Market Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2020 to 2027
    • TABLE 47: Wireless Headphones Market in Russia by Segment: A Historic Review in US$ Thousand for 2012-2019
    • TABLE 48: Russian Wireless Headphones Market Share Breakdown by Segment: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
  • REST OF EUROPE
    • TABLE 49: Rest of Europe Wireless Headphones Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2020-2027
    • TABLE 50: Wireless Headphones Market in Rest of Europe in US$ Thousand by Segment: A Historic Review for the Period 2012-2019
    • TABLE 51: Rest of Europe Wireless Headphones Market Share Breakdown by Segment: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
  • ASIA-PACIFIC
    • Strong Growth Forecast for the Asia-Pacific Market
    • Market Analytics
    • TABLE 52: Asia-Pacific Wireless Headphones Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand by Region/Country: 2020-2027
    • TABLE 53: Wireless Headphones Market in Asia-Pacific: Historic Market Analysis in US$ Thousand by Region/Country for the Period 2012-2019
    • TABLE 54: Asia-Pacific Wireless Headphones Market Share Analysis by Region/Country: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
    • TABLE 55: Wireless Headphones Market in Asia-Pacific by Segment: Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand for the Period 2020-2027
    • TABLE 56: Asia-Pacific Wireless Headphones Historic Market Scenario in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2012-2019
    • TABLE 57: Asia-Pacific Wireless Headphones Market Share Analysis by Segment: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
  • AUSTRALIA
    • TABLE 58: Wireless Headphones Market in Australia: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in US$ Thousand by Segment for the Period 2020-2027
    • TABLE 59: Australian Wireless Headphones Historic Market Analysis in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2012-2019
    • TABLE 60: Australian Wireless Headphones Market Share Breakdown by Segment: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
  • INDIA
    • India: A High Potential Market
    • Market Analytics
    • TABLE 61: Indian Wireless Headphones Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2020 to 2027
    • TABLE 62: Indian Wireless Headphones Historic Market Review by Segment in US$ Thousand: 2012-2019
    • TABLE 63: Wireless Headphones Market in India: Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales by Segment for 2012, 2020, and 2027
  • SOUTH KOREA
    • TABLE 64: Wireless Headphones Market in South Korea: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in US$ Thousand by Segment for the Period 2020-2027
    • TABLE 65: South Korean Wireless Headphones Historic Market Analysis in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2012-2019
    • TABLE 66: Wireless Headphones Market Share Distribution in South Korea by Segment: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
  • REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC
    • TABLE 67: Rest of Asia-Pacific Market for Wireless Headphones: Annual Sales Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand by Segment for the Period 2020-2027
    • TABLE 68: Wireless Headphones Market in Rest of Asia-Pacific: Historic Sales Analysis in US$ Thousand by Segment for the Period 2012-2019
    • TABLE 69: Rest of Asia-Pacific Wireless Headphones Market Share Analysis by Segment: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
  • LATIN AMERICA
    • TABLE 70: Latin American Wireless Headphones Market Trends by Region/Country in US$ Thousand: 2020-2027
    • TABLE 71: Wireless Headphones Market in Latin America in US$ Thousand by Region/Country: A Historic Perspective for the Period 2012-2019
    • TABLE 72: Latin American Wireless Headphones Market Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Region/Country: 2012, 2020, and 2027
    • TABLE 73: Latin American Wireless Headphones Market Growth Prospects in US$ Thousand by Segment for the Period 2020-2027
    • TABLE 74: Wireless Headphones Historic Market Analysis in Latin America in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2012-2019
    • TABLE 75: Latin American Wireless Headphones Market by Segment: Percentage Breakdown of Sales for 2012, 2020, and 2027
  • ARGENTINA
    • TABLE 76: Argentinean Wireless Headphones Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2020-2027
    • TABLE 77: Wireless Headphones Market in Argentina in US$ Thousand by Segment: A Historic Review for the Period 2012-2019
    • TABLE 78: Argentinean Wireless Headphones Market Share Breakdown by Segment: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
  • BRAZIL
    • TABLE 79: Wireless Headphones Market in Brazil by Segment: Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand for the Period 2020-2027
    • TABLE 80: Brazilian Wireless Headphones Historic Market Scenario in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2012-2019
    • TABLE 81: Brazilian Wireless Headphones Market Share Analysis by Segment: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
  • MEXICO
    • TABLE 82: Wireless Headphones Market in Mexico: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in US$ Thousand by Segment for the Period 2020-2027
    • TABLE 83: Mexican Wireless Headphones Historic Market Analysis in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2012-2019
    • TABLE 84: Mexican Wireless Headphones Market Share Breakdown by Segment: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
  • REST OF LATIN AMERICA
    • TABLE 85: Rest of Latin America Wireless Headphones Market Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2020 to 2027
    • TABLE 86: Wireless Headphones Market in Rest of Latin America by Segment: A Historic Review in US$ Thousand for 2012-2019
    • TABLE 87: Rest of Latin America Wireless Headphones Market Share Breakdown by Segment: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
  • MIDDLE EAST
    • TABLE 88: The Middle East Wireless Headphones Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand by Region/Country: 2020-2027
    • TABLE 89: Wireless Headphones Market in the Middle East by Region/Country in US$ Thousand: 2012-2019
    • TABLE 90: The Middle East Wireless Headphones Market Share Breakdown by Region/Country: 2012, 2020, and 2027
    • TABLE 91: The Middle East Wireless Headphones Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2020 to 2027
    • TABLE 92: The Middle East Wireless Headphones Historic Market by Segment in US$ Thousand: 2012-2019
    • TABLE 93: Wireless Headphones Market in the Middle East: Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales by Segment for 2012,2020, and 2027
  • IRAN
    • TABLE 94: Iranian Market for Wireless Headphones: Annual Sales Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand by Segment for the Period 2020-2027
    • TABLE 95: Wireless Headphones Market in Iran: Historic Sales Analysis in US$ Thousand by Segment for the Period 2012-2019
    • TABLE 96: Iranian Wireless Headphones Market Share Analysis by Segment: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
  • ISRAEL
    • TABLE 97: Israeli Wireless Headphones Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2020-2027
    • TABLE 98: Wireless Headphones Market in Israel in US$ Thousand by Segment: A Historic Review for the Period 2012-2019
    • TABLE 99: Israeli Wireless Headphones Market Share Breakdown by Segment: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
  • SAUDI ARABIA
    • TABLE 100: Saudi Arabian Wireless Headphones Market Growth Prospects in US$ Thousand by Segment for the Period 2020-2027
    • TABLE 101: Wireless Headphones Historic Market Analysis in Saudi Arabia in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2012-2019
    • TABLE 102: Saudi Arabian Wireless Headphones Market by Segment: Percentage Breakdown of Sales for 2012, 2020, and 2027
  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
    • TABLE 103: Wireless Headphones Market in the United Arab Emirates: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in US$ Thousand by Segment for the Period 2020-2027
    • TABLE 104: United Arab Emirates Wireless Headphones Historic Market Analysis in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2012-2019
    • TABLE 105: Wireless Headphones Market Share Distribution in United Arab Emirates by Segment: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
  • REST OF MIDDLE EAST
    • TABLE 106: Wireless Headphones Market in Rest of Middle East: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in US$ Thousand by Segment for the Period 2020-2027
    • TABLE 107: Rest of Middle East Wireless Headphones Historic Market Analysis in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2012-2019
    • TABLE 108: Rest of Middle East Wireless Headphones Market Share Breakdown by Segment: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027
  • AFRICA
    • TABLE 109: African Wireless Headphones Market Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand by Segment: 2020 to 2027
    • TABLE 110: Wireless Headphones Market in Africa by Segment: A Historic Review in US$ Thousand for 2012-2019
    • TABLE 111: African Wireless Headphones Market Share Breakdown by Segment: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027

IV. COMPETITION

  • Total Companies Profiled: 100
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