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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 | The Retail Market for Computers & Audio Visual Equipment | Jun 2015

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

IBISWorld’s The Retail Market for Headphones market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 10-15
8.9%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
22,628
Businesses
56,033
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

After a period of stagnation during the recession, rising disposable income levels help spur new discretionary purchases of headphones between 2010 and 2015. The headphone market also benefited from the introduction of new fashionable products. In addition, low-cost imports reduced the average price of headphones, enabling consumers to purchase more products, resulting in an incrase in revenue. In the next five years, continued growth in the use of mobile devices and higher disposable income are forecast to drive industry revenue increases. Additionally, headphone manufacturers are anticipated to increasingly compete through marketing tactics, which will enable stores to 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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