1. Home
  2. > Electronics
  3. > Consumer Electronics
  4. > Audio and Video Equipment Market Trends
Global Wireless Headphones Industry

Global Wireless Headphones Industry

  • October 2022
  • 465 pages
  • ID: 5799989
  • Format: PDF
  • Global Industry Analysts


Table of Contents


What`s New for 2022?

Global competitiveness and key competitor percentage market shares

Market presence across multiple geographies - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial

Online interactive peer-to-peer collaborative bespoke updates

Access to our digital archives and MarketGlass Research Platform

Complimentary updates for one year
- Global Wireless Headphones Market to Reach $45.7 Billion by 2026
- Wireless headphones have emerged in the market spurred by recent advancements in wireless connectivity standards such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi (802.11). Wireless headphones come in different styles and with distinguished features such as stereo headset, mono headset, adjustable headband, podded headband, right-sided microphone, left-side microphone, rotatable microphone, foam ear pads, and leatherette ear pads. Healthy trajectory in Audio/Video electronics vertical amid rising consumer demand for infotainment and communication devices worldwide is spurring the sales of wireless headphones. Market is immensely gaining from growing urban population, rising consumer affluence of middle class segment, and emergence of mass-market audiophile era, all of which favor wider uptake of advanced audio solutions such as wireless headphones. Further, wireless headphones market is benefiting from increasing penetration of mobile devices, rapid evolution of the music industry and access to video and music content on-the-go. The market is expected to also gain from affordable wireless connectivity coupled with availability of advanced headphones with value-added features like health sensors. Significant improvements in product design, sound quality, portability and connectivity are poised to result in incremental growth in wireless headphones sales. While in-line microphones have become a standard aspect, rising affordability of wireless connectivity and incorporation of value-added capabilities are making these devices more multi-functional. Leading brands in the market are exploring latest technologies to minimize or block the external noise for better audio and listening experience. Increasing launch of headphones with effective noise isolation and noise cancelling features is revolutionizing the market, while the use of new technologies is allowing vendors to target new customers.
- Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Wireless Headphones estimated at US$23 Billion in the year 2022, is projected to reach a revised size of US$45.7 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 19.1% over the analysis period. In-Ear Wireless, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to grow at a 18% CAGR to reach US$29.8 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After a thorough analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the On-Ear Wireless segment is readjusted to a revised 17.2% CAGR for the next 7-year period. This segment currently accounts for a 24.5% share of the global Wireless Headphones market. In-ear headphones are used in a broad range of applications and gained popularity with the adoption of iPod and other types of MP3 players. Some of the latest versions of these earphones offer superior noise isolation, particularly headphones with memory foam intended to create better seal. The sustained inclination towards social networking on mobile and other Internet-connected devices offers significant opportunities to audio accessories such as in-ear wireless headphones. While on-ear headphones are unable to match over-ear headphones in terms of sound, they still offer good sound quality. The relatively large drivers of these earphones offer deep and nice bass. The U.S. Market is Estimated at $6 Billion in 2022, While China is Forecast to Reach $10.4 Billion by 2026
- The Wireless Headphones market in the U.S. is estimated at US$6 Billion in the year 2022. The country currently accounts for a 26.91% share in the global market. China, the world`s second largest economy, is forecast to reach an estimated market size of US$10.4 Billion in the year 2026 trailing a CAGR of 24.3% through the analysis period. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 13.9% and 16.8% respectively over the analysis period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 15% CAGR while Rest of European market (as defined in the study) will reach US$12.8 Billion by the end of the analysis period. Large installed base of computers (desktop PCs and laptop PCs), smart TVs, and smartphones and tablet PCs, in the US and other developed regions strongly supports growth in the wireless headphones market. The roll out of new and next generation wireless headphone solutions with features such as Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), long battery life, and quick recharge time, is generating substantial opportunities. Market revenues for wireless headphones continue to scale up in emerging regions, especially in China and other Asia-Pacific countries. Rise of China as the industrial manufacturing hub, supplying a range of consumer electronics products to global markets, strongly supports present and future expansion in production as well as sales of wireless headphones.
- Over-Ear Wireless Segment to Reach $10 Billion by 2026
- Also termed as circumaural headphones, over-ear headphones offer superior sound quality than their counterparts due to their larger drivers that pump out clearer and deeper bass, a prerequisite for quality music. Over-ear earphones are gaining immense popularity among consumers due to their ability to improve the audio experience by significantly reducing external noise. In the global Over-Ear Wireless segment, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 23.3% CAGR estimated for this segment. These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$2 Billion will reach a projected size of US$8.6 Billion by the close of the analysis period. China will remain among the fastest growing in this cluster of regional markets. Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach US$1.6 Billion by the year 2026, while Latin America will expand at a 26.8% CAGR through the analysis period.

Select Competitors (Total 113 Featured)
Apple, Inc.
Bose Corporation
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Sennheiser Electronic GmbH & Co. KG
Skullcandy, Inc.
Sony Corporation

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 150+ Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 25,000 trusted sources
  • Single User License — provides access to the report by one individual.
  • Department License — allows you to share the report with up to 5 users
  • Site License — allows the report to be shared amongst all employees in a defined country
  • Corporate License — allows for complete access, globally.

ReportLinker may already be registered as a supplier with your company. If you want to Order by PO, check with us first and we'll let you know if we are a registered supplier and what the vendor number is. Otherwise, we'll provide you with the necessary information to register ReportLinker as a vendor.

Grace helps you find the right report:

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

We were impressed with the support that ReportLinker’s research specialists’ team provided. The report we purchased was useful and provided exactly what we want.

Category Manager at

ReportLinker gave access to reliable and useful data while avoiding dispersing resources and spending too much time on unnecessary research.

Executive Director at
PwC Advisory

The customer service was fast, responsive, and 100% professional in all my dealings (...) If we have more research needs, I'll certainly prioritize working with ReportLinker!

Scott Griffith

Vice President Marketing at
Maurice Sporting Goods

The research specialist provided prompt, helpful instructions for accessing ReportLinker's product. He also followed up to make sure everything went smoothly and to ensure an easy transition to the next stage of my research

Jessica P Huffman

Research Associate at
American Transportation Research Institute

Excellent customer service. Very responsive and fast.

Director, Corporate Strategy at

I reached out to ReportLinker for a detailed market study on the Air Treatment industry. The quality of the report, the research specialist’s willingness to solve my queries exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend ReportLinker for in-depth industry information.

Mariana Mendoza

Global Platform Senior Manager at
Whirlpool Corporation

Thanks! I like what you've provided and will certainly come back if I need to do further research works.

Bee Hin Png

CEO at
LDR Pte Ltd

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

  • How we can help
    • I am not sure if the report I am interested in will fulfill my needs. Can you help me?
    • Yes, of course. You can call us at +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03 or drop us an email at [email protected] to let us know more about your requirements.
    • We buy reports often - can ReportLinker get me any benefits?
    • Yes. Set up a call with a Senior Research Advisor to learn more - [email protected] or +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03.
    • I have had negative experiences with market research reports before. How can you avoid this from happening again?
    • We advise all clients to read the TOC and Summary and list your questions so that we can get more insight for you before you make any purchase decision. A research advisor will accompany you so that you can compare samples and reports from different sources, and choose the study that is right for you.

  • Report Delivery
    • How and when I will receive my Report?
    • Most reports are delivered right away in a pdf format, while others are accessed via a secure link and access codes. Do note that sometimes reports are sent within a 12 hour period, depending on the time zones. However, you can contact us to escalate this. Should you need a hard copy, you can check if this option is offered for the particular report, and pay the related fees.
  • Payment conditions
    • What payment methods do you accept?
      1. Credit card : VISA, American Express, Mastercard, or
      2. You can download an invoice to pay by wire transfer, check, or via a Purchase Order from your company, or
      3. You can pay via a Check made out in US Dollars, Euros, or British Pounds for the full amount made payable to ReportLinker
    • What are ReportLinker’s Payment Terms?
    • All payments must normally be submitted within 30 days. However, you can let us know if you need extended time.
    • Are Taxes and duties included?
    • All companies based in France must pay a 20% tax per report. The same applies to all individuals based in the EU. All EU companies must supply their VAT number when purchasing to avoid this charge.
    • I’m not satisfied. Can I be refunded?
    • No. Once your order has been processed and the publisher has received a notification to send you the report, we cannot issue any refund or cancel any order. As these are not ‘traditional’ products that can be returned, reports that are dispatched are considered to be ‘consumed’.
  • User license
    • The license that you should acquire depends on the number of persons that need to access the report. This can range from Single User (only one person will have the right to read or access the report), or Department License (up to 5 persons), to Site License (a group of persons based in the same company location), or Corporate License (the entire company personnel based worldwide). However, as publishers have different terms and conditions, we can look into this for you.
Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers

Earphones & Headphones Market Research Report by Product, Technology, Price, Application, Region - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19, Russia Ukraine Conflict, and High Inflation - Global Forecast 2023-2030

  • $ 3949
  • January 2023
  • 257 pages

Earphones & Headphones Market Research Report by Product (In-Ear and Over-Ear), Technology, Price, Application, Region - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19, Russia Ukraine Conflict, and High Inflation - Global ...

  • World
  • Headphone
  • Industry analysis


Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2023. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.

Make sure you don’t miss any news and follow us on