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The Retail Market for Headphones in the US: Market Research Report

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The Retail Market for Headphones Market Research Report | Retail Market Reports | Computers & Audio Visual Equipment Retail Market | Apr 2014

Keep listening: Demand will grow as incomes rise, but imports will pressure prices

IBISWorld’s The Retail Market for Headphones market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 09-14
8.4%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
22,246
Businesses
54,626
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Continued growth in the use of mobile devices and increasing disposable income are expected to drive industry revenue growth in the next five years. Volume sales are forecast to continue benefiting headphone retailers as cheap imports continue to grow as a proportion of the industry's revenue. Additionally, headphone manufacturers are anticipated to increasingly compete through marketing tactics, which will help stores sell higher-end headphones to consumers.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The headphone retailing industry has moderate barriers to entry. Retailers planning to enter the industry should consider the volume of stock that will be required on hand to replenish shelving as required. Larger players have been able to work through this issue by establishing distribution centers that house the stock until it is required by a specific store.

The initial cost of establishing or purchasing a retail outlet and the inventory can be expensive and, thus, a barrier for new entrants. Some operators wishing to enter the industry may have difficulty acquiring the necessary capital to build or purchase a new store. Additionally, operators typically require a line of credit for the purchase of store inventory, which can be extensive... purchase to read more

 


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What is the The Retail Market for Headphones Industry?

This industry sells headphones through traditional brick-and-mortar outlets, online and by mail-order catalog. The industry excludes hearing aids, headphones packaged with other electronic devices, headphone rental and used headphones.

Industry Products
In-ear budsOver-ear headphonesGaming headphonesWireless headphonesBehind-the-neck headphonesClip-on headphones
 
Industry Activities
Retailing headphones in brick-and-mortar storesRetailing headphones onlineRetailing headphones through catalogs or mail-order forms


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