Earbuds (or head-phones in the early days of telephony and radio) are a pair of small loudspeaker drivers worn on or around the head over a user's ears. They are electroacoustic transducers, which convert an electrical signal to a corresponding sound. Headphones let a single user listen to an audio source privately, in contrast to a loudspeaker, which emits sound into the open air for anyone nearby to hear. Headphones are also known as earspeakers, earphones or, colloquially, cans. Circumaural and supra-aural headphones use a band over the top of the head to hold the speakers in place. The other type, known as earbuds or earpieces consist of individual units that plug into the user's ear canal. In the context of telecommunication, a headset is a combination of headphone and microphone. Headphones connect to a signal source such as an audio amplifier, radio, CD player, portable media player, mobile phone, video game console, or electronic musical instrument, either directly using a cord, or using wireless technology such as Bluetooth, DECT or FM radio. The first headphones were developed in the late 19th century for use by telephone operators, to keep their hands free. Initially the audio quality was mediocre and a step forward was the invention of high fidelity headphones.
The Earbuds market has witnessed significant growth in the past few years (since 2015), and is expected to maintain this trend during the forecast period. Compared to 2017, Earbuds market is forecasted to increase sales by 78.59 percent to 5194.80 million USD worldwide in 2018 from 2908.72 million USD in 2017. It shows that the Earbuds market performance is positive, despite the weak economic environment.
The Earbuds market consists of a well-established group of brand name manufacturers and new entrants. Crowdfunding campaigns have showed that there is plenty of scope for innovation. The world leading players in the Earbuds market are Apple, Samsung, Sony, GN (Jabra), Bragi, Doppler Labs, Skybuds and so on. These Top companies currently account for more than 80% of the total market share and are expected to retain their dominating hold over the market during the forecast period. As consumer interest increases, this market will attract other major companies which want to extend their brand equity.
The Earbuds market was valued at 5190 Million US$ in 2018 and is projected to reach 46100 Million US$ by 2025, at a CAGR of 36.6% during the forecast period. In this study, 2018 has been considered as the base year and 2019 to 2025 as the forecast period to estimate the market size for Earbuds.
This report presents the worldwide Earbuds market size (value, production and consumption), splits the breakdown (data status 2014-2019 and forecast to 2025), by manufacturers, region, type and application.
This study also analyzes the market status, market share, growth rate, future trends, market drivers, opportunities and challenges, risks and entry barriers, sales channels, distributors and Porter's Five Forces Analysis.
The following manufacturers are covered in this report:
BANG & OLUFSEN (B&O)
Earbuds Breakdown Data by Type
Sound Control Earbuds
Earbuds Breakdown Data by Application
Earbuds Production by Region
Earbuds Consumption by Region
Rest of Europe
Central & South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa
The study objectives are:
To analyze and research the global Earbuds status and future forecast，involving, production, revenue, consumption, historical and forecast.
To present the key Earbuds manufacturers, production, revenue, market share, and recent development.
To split the breakdown data by regions, type, manufacturers and applications.
To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
To identify significant trends, drivers, influence factors in global and regions.
To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market.
In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Earbuds :
History Year: 2014 - 2018
Base Year: 2018
Estimated Year: 2019
Forecast Year: 2019 - 2025
This report includes the estimation of market size for value (million USD) and volume (K Units). Both top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the market size of Earbuds market, to estimate the size of various other dependent submarkets in the overall market. Key players in the market have been identified through secondary research, and their market shares have been determined through primary and secondary research. All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns have been determined using secondary sources and verified primary sources.
For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2018 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.