The global earbuds market size reached US$ 19.5 Billion in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 58.5 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 19.70% during 2023-2028.
Earbuds refer to small, audio wearable devices that receive and transmit sound signals. They consist of covers, casings, seals, wires, magnets, microphones, gel tips, coil, cone, and circuit board. Wired, wireless, and true wireless stereo (TWS) are some common product variants available in the market. Earbuds attach to the outer ear, eliminating the requirement of being inserted into the auditory canals. They can be worn by the user for listening to music, communication, gaming, entertainment, medical monitoring, and reducing background noises. In addition, they are cost-effective, portable, and easy-to-clean while providing excellent sound quality, effective noise isolation, and stability during activities.
Earbuds Market Trends:
The rapid proliferation of smart devices, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and portable music players, is one of the key factors driving the market growth. Earbuds are widely used for listening music, watching videos, answering phone calls, recording sounds, and playing games due to their superior sound quality, enhanced comfort, high durability, and zero audio latency. Furthermore, the extensive product utilization during workouts, traveling, exercising, hiking, dancing, and playing sports, as it provides freedom of movement, water and sweat resistance, and hands-free features are creating a positive outlook for the market. Additionally, the introduction of smart earbuds that use hearing aid and biometric technologies to provide enhanced sound quality, layered listening capability, real-time translation, biometric identification, and monitoring of vitals, such as heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration rate, is providing a considerable boost to the market growth. Moreover, increasing product demand for military applications to amplify the hearing capabilities of soldiers, enable clear communication, provide health monitoring, and dampen the sounds of gunshots, explosions, and blasts, is propelling the market growth. Other factors, including rising expenditure capacities of consumers, easy product availability across e-commerce platforms, extensive research, and development (R&D) activities, and increasing product adoption during construction activities to provide noise cancellation and prevent hearing loss, are anticipated to drive the market growth.
Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global earbuds market report, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on features, price range, distribution channel and application.
Breakup by Features:
Breakup by Price Range:
- Premium Range (Greater than $150)
- Mid-Range ($50 - $150)
- Low Range (Less than $50)
Breakup by Distribution Channel:
- Multi-Brand Electronic Stores
- Hypermarket/Supermarket Stores
- Online Stores
Breakup by Application:
- Fitness & Gyming
- Music & Entertainment
Breakup by Region:
- North America
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being Apple Inc., Audio-Technica Corporation, BBK Electronics Corporation, boAt Lifestyle, Bose Corporation, GN Store Nord A/S, Google LLC (Alphabet Inc.), Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Jaybird (Logitech International S.A.), JVCKENWOOD Corporation, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Motorola Mobility LLC (Lenovo Group Limited), Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Sony Corporation and Xiaomi Corporation. Kindly, note that this only represents a partial list of companies, and the complete list has been provided in the report.
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||Features, Price Range, Distribution Channel, Application, Region
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||Apple Inc., Audio-Technica Corporation, BBK Electronics Corporation, boAt Lifestyle, Bose Corporation, GN Store Nord A/S, Google LLC (Alphabet Inc.), Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Jaybird (Logitech International S.A.), JVCKENWOOD Corporation, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Motorola Mobility LLC (Lenovo Group Limited), Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Sony Corporation and Xiaomi Corporation.
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Key Benefits for Stakeholders:
- IMARC’s report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the earbuds market from 2017-2028.
- The research study provides the latest information on the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the global earbuds market.
- The study maps the leading as well as the fastest growing regional markets. It further enables stakeholders to identify the key country-level markets within each region.
- Porter's five forces analysis assist stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the earbuds industry and its attractiveness.
- Competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market.