Global Pro Headphones Markets, 2018 & 2019-2024 by Product Type, Connectivity Type, Operating Principle, End-user, Distribution, Geography -

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The pro headphones market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 5% during the period 2018-2024

The growing transformation of earphones and headphones from sound isolators to protective hearing devices is one of the key factors aiding the global pro headphones market. Vendors have an incredible opportunity to build and promote professional headphones as a combination of isolation and protection device rather than sound isolation headphones for musicians and artists. The increasing strategic partnership between musicians and audiologists is another major area of opportunity for professional headphones vendors in the market.

Musicians and audiologists play a vital role in the development of professional audio equipment market. The pro headphones market often requires the advice of audiologists for health and regulatory adherences. Therefore, the growing collaboration between these players is contributing to the growth of the pro headphones market. The increase in musical events and concerts across the world is expected to boost the market demand for pro audio solutions, including professional headphones during the forecast period.

Pro Headphones Market: Segmentation

This research report includes detailed market segmentation by product type, connectivity, operating principle, end-use, distribution channel, and geography. Advancements in audio technology along with capabilities to cancel unwanted noise, eliminate sound leakage, and control ambient sound have led to the development of over-ear models.

The presence of features such as hi-fidelity sound and a high level of noise isolation is creating a buzz for professional headphones in the market. As over-ear professional devices have less impact on the eardrum due to the large cup size, they are considered safe. North America dominates the over-ear pro headphones market.

In-ear models are offering high portability in wearing and are compact and convenient to carry. The segment is expected to grow as this headphone can block the outside noise. The on-ear headphone has witnessed an increase in demand recently due to technological advancements, which have improved their sound quality. The market has seen a surge in the number of vendors that have added new models of on-ear devices to their portfolio. On-ear models are finding an emerging consumer base among audiophiles.

Wired professional headphones dominate the market as professional artists and technicians widely use them due to the high-quality audio transmission. Technological improvements in wired professional devices offer high-fidelity sound at relatively affordable prices. The demand for the wireless professional headphone is expected to grow gradually with the APAC region.

The market share of closed headphone is growing as they offer the user maximum sound isolation, which increases their application in the process of recording tracks in studios, performing alongside other instruments in a studio setup, as well as monitoring reference music. The demand for the open back professional headphone is expected to increase along with the rising music composition and recording market worldwide.

The studio and recording segment constituted the largest of the share of the pro headphones market in 2018. Professional headphones remain crucial in studio and recording applications as they are used for mixing, mastering, referencing, monitoring, and producing music at an optimal sound level. The increase in live events and performances plays a crucial role in the growth of the pro headphones market, especially in-ear professional headphones (IEM) as artists and band members widely use them during live shows.

Retail and online are two major distribution channels in the pro headphones market. A majority of the revenue comes from the retail distribution channel such as AV system integrators, pro-AV and electronics stores, and pro AV dealers and distributors. However, the availability of pro headphones through online OEMs' e-commerce portals and online direct-to-consumer stores is growing.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Research Methodology

2 Research Objectives

3 Research Process

4 Scope & Coverage

4.1 Market Definition

4.2 Base Year

4.3 Scope of the study

4.4 Market Segments

5 Report Assumptions & Caveats

5.1 Key Caveats

5.2 Currency Conversion

5.3 Market Derivation

6 Market at a Glance

7 Introduction

8 Market Dynamics

8.1 Market Growth Enablers

8.1.1 Global Music Industry Driving Adoption

8.1.2 Growing Adoption of Monitoring Systems

8.1.3 Growth in Live Music Events Driving IEMs

8.2 Market Growth Restraints

8.2.1 Ailments Linked to Prolonged Use of Headphones

8.2.2 High Costs Deterring Market Growth

8.3 Market Opportunities & Trends

8.3.1 Collaborating with Musicians & Sound Engineers

8.3.2 Showcasing Products at Industry Events

8.3.3 Transition of Headphones from Isolation to Protection

9 Global Market Landscape

9.1 Market Size & Forecast

9.2 Five Forces Analysis

10 By Type

10.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

10.2 Market Overview

10.2.1 Key Points

10.2.2 Professional Headphones Market by Type (Revenue)

10.3 Over-ear Professional Headphones

10.4 In-ear Professional Headphones

10.5 On-ear Professional Headphones

11 By Connectivity

11.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

11.2 Market Overview

11.3 Wired Professional Headphones

11.4 Wireless Professional Headphones

12 By Operating Principle

12.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

12.2 Market Overview

12.2.1 Professional Headphones Market by Operating Principle (Revenue)

12.3 Closed Back Professional Headphones

12.4 Open Back Professional Headphones

13 By End User

13.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

13.2 Market Overview

13.2.1 Professional Headphones Market by End-use (Revenue)

13.3 Studio & Recording

13.4 Live Events & Performances

13.5 Others

14 By Distribution Channel

14.1 Manufacturing, Production, & Distribution

14.2 Distribution Via Retail Stores

14.3 Distribution Via Online Websites

15 By Geography

15.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

15.2 Overview

Competitive Landscape

  • Competition Overview

Key Company Profiles

  • Audio-Technica
  • Sennheiser
  • Shure

Other Prominent Vendors

  • Beyerdynamic
  • AKG (Samsung)
  • Grado
  • Sony
  • Audeze
  • Pioneer
  • JH Audio
  • Westone Laboratories
  • RHA
  • Zound Industries (Marshall)
  • Ultrasone
  • HiFiMan
  • Koss
  • Astell&Kern
  • Focal Spirit Professional
  • Samson Technologies
  • Meze Audio
  • CharterOak Acoustic Devices
  • TIN HiFi
  • BGVP
  • Fearless Audio
  • Sensaphonics
  • TEAC Corporation (Tascam)
  • inMusic Brands
  • Direct Sound
  • ADAM Audio
  • Flare Audio
  • LOUD Audio
  • Nady Systems
  • Hear Technologies
  • Prodipe
  • JTS Professional
  • Audio2000's
  • Takstar
  • CAD Audio
  • LD Systems (ADAM Hall Group)
  • Behringer
  • Roland
  • Yamaha

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