Lower the volume: The industry has been negatively affected by an influx of imports from Asia

The Headphone Manufacturing industry has been negatively affected by imports from Asia over the five years to 2017, which satisfy the majority of domestic demand for headphones. The damage inflicted by imports has been slightly mitigated as the industry has found relief in growing retail demand for premium headphones. Additionally, the rising direct and hidden costs of producing in China have incentivized many small- to medium-sized companies that design and market headphones to source their products from the United States. Consequently, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to fall. IBISWorld expects the Headphone Manufacturing industry will continue to encounter stiff import competition over the next five years, leading to slight revenue loss...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Domestic manufacturers will be unable to compete for price-conscious consumers as less expensive imports are projected to grow
  • The industry landscape has changed rapidly over the past five years
  • IBISWorld expects mass customization of consumer electronics to become a mainstream trend
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    EarbudsHeadphones come in a variety of shapes and sizes. In-ear buds are expected to account for an estimated 10.7% of industry revenue in 2017. These headphones are convenient to carry, which has helped them expand their share of revenue over the past five years. As the popularity of portable MP3 players and music-ready smartphones has grown, so has demand for in-ear headphones. Added features and functionality like rubber gel pads and adjustable cords have also helped drive demand for this product segment. While many earbuds come free with electronics, newer earbud models can cost as much as $800.0, like the IE 800 that industry player Sennheiser sells.HeadphonesOver-ear headphones are estimated to account for 85.7% of industry revenue. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Headphone Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Headphone Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Having links with suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from consumer electronics stores and Consumer Confidence Index in the Headphone Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Headphone Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry includes manufacturers of headphones, earphones, earbuds and noise-canceling headphones in the United States. Headphones are connected to signal sources like audio amplifiers, radios, CD players or portable media players.

    Industry Products
  • Earbuds
  • Bluetooth/wireless
  • Headphones
  • Industry Activities
  • In-ear headphone
  • Over-ear headphone
  • Wireless headphone
  • Behind-the-neck headphone
  • Clip-on headphone
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from consumer electronics stores
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Rising domestic procurement
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Additive manufacturing and mass customization
  • International trade
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Headphone Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Headphone Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Consumer Electronics Stores
  • Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters
  • E-Commerce & Online Auctions

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining
  • Industrial Equipment Rental & Leasing
  • Plastic Products Miscellaneous Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Headphones
  • Earbuds
  • Bluetooth/wireless
  • Chart: Headphone Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Consumers
  • Other
  • Call centers
  • Industrial
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Headphone Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Headphone Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Headphone Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG, Creative Technology Ltd.,
  • Table: Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG - financial performance
  • Table: Creative Technology Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Headphone Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Headphone Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Trade-Weighted Index (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Additive Manufacturing
  • Additive manufacturing refers to various different processes used to print a three dimensional object using 3D printers.
  • In-Ear Headphones
  • Headphones that are placed inside a user's ear.
  • Offshoring
  • The relocation of a company's business process, such as manufacturing or accounting, from one country to another, whether the work is outsourced or stays within the company.
  • Outsourcing
  • To procure goods or services under contract with an outside supplier.
  • Over-Ear Headphones
  • Headphones that cover a user's ear.
  • Smartphone
  • A mobile phone that offers advanced PC-like capabilities.
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