Turned up: Rising per capita income is expected to drive demand for industry products

IBISWorld’s industry research report on Headphone Manufacturing can be used to help you understand the industry’s market size, growth potential and major companies. Five-year forecasts provide insight into the industry’s prospects, so you can make decisions with confidence. This information is perfectly suited to informing your business plans, pitch books, benchmarking and SWOT analysis.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Consumers have shown a willingness to pay premium prices for high-end headphones
  • Rise in freight costs have reduced China’s manufacturing cost advantages
  • As 3D printing technology takes hold, customized headphones will become more popular

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Many positive developments are taking place in the Headphone Manufacturing industry. Even though imports from Asia mainly satisfy domestic demand for headphones, the domestic industry has found many opportunities to grow over the past five years as the retail demand for premium headphones surged during this period. In the coming years, the industry is predicted to grow more rapidly. As the economy improves, consumer purchasing power is expected to increase, which will translate into higher consumer spending on industry products...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The Headphone Manufacturing industry's revenue is largely concentrated in the West region, which accounts for 35.5% of the total industry establishments. Simi Valley, CA, is home to a slew of technology companies, including manufacturers. The state's large population makes it an ideal location for consumer electronics companies, since they are closer to their clientele. Furthermore, states in the West have international trade hubs. Because imports account for more than 90.0% of domestic demand and exports make up over 50.0% of revenue, these geographical areas are attractive to headphone manufacturers.

    The Southeast region also accounts for a significant portion of industry establishments, at an estimated 16.9%. The..

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    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 Per capita disposable income and Demand from consumer electronics stores in the Headphone Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Headphone Manufacturing Industry?

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

    Industry Products
    In-ear buds
    Over-ear headphones
    Industry Activities
    In-ear headphone
    Over-ear headphone
    Wireless headphone
    Behind-the-neck headphone
    Clip-on headphone

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Demand from consumer electronics stores
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Technological change

  • Current Performance
  • International trade
  • 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
  • In-ear buds
  • On-ear
  • Over-ear headphones
  • Chart: Headphone Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • E-tailers
  • Mass merchandisers
  • Consumer electronics stores
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Headphone Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Marketing
  • Wages
  • Other
  • 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
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Headphone Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Households earning more than $100,000 (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    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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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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