Headphone Industry Market Share Statistics


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Worldwide Headphone Shipments by Region 2015 Shipments 2016 Projected
United States 84,000,000 92,000,000
Europe 77,000,000 85,000,000
Rest of the World 149,000,000 163,000,000
Total Global Shipments 310,000,000 340,000,000
U.S. Retail Market for Headphones Annual Sales
2022 Projected $5,000,000,000
2015 $3,100,000,000
2014 $2,750,000,000
2013 $2,300,000,000
2012 $1,300,000,000
2011 $1,050,000,000
Headphone Market Share by Type Market Share
In-Ear 64 %
On-Ear 20 %
Over-Ear 16 %
Wired vs. Wireless  
Wired Headphones 69 %
Wireless Headphones 31 %
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Percent of Teens Planning to Purchase the Following Headphone Brand Next Percent
Beats by Dr. Dre 46.1 %
Apple 25.3 %
Skullcandy 9.8 %
Sony 4.2 %
Bose 3.3 %
JVC 1.8 %
All Others 9.4 %
Device Connected to Headphones Among Users Percent
MP3 Player 66 %
Computer 59 %
Smartphone 32 %
Home Theater 9 %
Tablet 6 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: PiperJaffray & Co., FutureSource Consulting Ltd., PR Newswire, Grand View Research
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: March 17, 2016

Headphone Industry Market Share Statistics

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