Current Global Headphone Market Trends
The global headphones market continues to attract consumer attention, achieving volume growth of 14% in 2021 and ending the year on 548 million units shipped. Retail value grew by nearly 10%, to achieve revenues of $48 billion.
And although supply chain issues continued to surface throughout 2021, not all brands suffered the same impact. White label and smaller manufacturers felt more of the squeeze, as prominent brands tended to be given priority. However, parts shortages and freight delays resulted in slimmer profit margins for everyone.
A particular highlight was the continued expansion of true wireless (TWS), which dominated headphone market growth in 2021. According to this report, the form factor captured more than half of the total market by volume, accounting for 55% of global headphone shipments.
Futuresource expects 2022 to be yet another year of growth for aftermarket headphones, both in terms of volume and value, as consumers look to continue to upgrade their audio and communication experiences.
This 59-page headphone market research report provides an updated outlook for the sector worldwide, supplying actual market data up to 2021 and forecasts until 2026. Our team of Futuresource analysts has assessed trends in the true wireless headphones market, Bluetooth, wireless and smart headphones markets. Use cases include music listening, gaming, work purposes, sport and for hearing augmentation.
This report provides a strategic framework for any enterprise with interests in the earphones and headphones market.
| Comprehensive PDF report
| Executive summary
| Worldwide headphones aftermarket forecasts
| Feature development review
| TWS headphones
| Wireless headphones
| ANC headphones
| Voice assistants in headphones
| Sport headphones
| Brand share information
| Retail distribution analysis
| Accompanying Excel spreadsheets
| Market sizing, global retail value, shipment volumes and installed base of aftermarket headphones
| Five-year market forecasting focusing on key form factors
| Detailed analysis, broken down into six regions and 19 countries with more granular data on feature breakouts, price segmentation, brand shares and distribution trends
Futuresource has been tracking, researching and consulting on the global CE market for more than 30 years. This publication is one in a series of research reports, produced to provide businesses with a fully-rounded view of the market.
Any enterprise operating within the aftermarket headphones sector will benefit from this report, particularly:
| Manufacturers and their suppliers
| Intermediaries and supply chain
| CE market strategists, marketing, and sales professionals
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