Sweat and Water-resistant Headphones hogging Limelight in Global Earphones and Headphones Market

May 18, 2019

Vendors are implementing several IPX certifications to ensure that their products are sweat and water resistant in the global earphones and headphones market.

Arizton’s recent market research report on the global earphones and headphones market provides comprehensive industry study, trend forecasts, and competitive analysis. The research study segments the market by technology (wired, wireless, and true wireless), types (in-ear, on-ear, and over-ear), features (smart and non-smart), end-users (entertainment, fitness and sports, gaming), geography (APAC, Europe, Latin America, MEA, and North America).

The global earphones and headphones market is expected to reach around $36 billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of about 12% during 2018–2024.

The increased headphones adoption by fitness and entertainment enthusiasts, the transition of wireless headphones into wearables, the introduction of a real-time language translation feature, the implementation of new technologies, and enhancements in sound qualities have boosted the global earphones and headphones market.

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Real-time Language Translation to Become Standard Feature

Prominent IT companies are working on applications that can translate language on a real-time basis. These applications enable the user to converse and understand foreign languages while working or traveling. Waverly Labs introduced the concept of real-time language translation in 2016. It developed a wearable, language-translating device, which is akin to a truly wireless headphone. Similarly, Google has recently launched its Pixel range of earbuds with real-time language translation technology that can identify nearly 40 languages and help the user to communicate with speakers of other languages. Like Google Pixelbud headphones, Bragi is also integrating its true wireless headphones with proprietary technology from iTranslate to provide consumers with real-time translation of up to 40 languages.

Adoption of New Technology for Product Enchancements

Headphones designers have adopted different technologies to reduce or minimize contextual noises in order to provide the user with a better and immersive listening experience. Noise cancellation and noise isolation are the major focuses of audio technology manufacturers. Noise cancellation technology identifies unwanted ambient sounds and can be effective against continuous mechanical noise. Noise isolation technology, on the other hand, physically obstruct the ear canal to block incoming noises.

Innovative Device Charging Technology

True-wireless headphones are a prime example of innovative design and manufacturing. They have eliminated the use of wire to connect the earpiece. Also, these earphones are charged through a chargeable carry case, without using any cable. For instance, vendors such as Apple has provided options to charge the carry case for AirPods using wireless charging stations. Similarly, Rowkin has headphones and carry case that can be charged by using conductive magnetic technology.

Increasing IPX Certification

Vendors are now implementing several IPX certifications to ensure that their products are sweat and water resistant. A few models have the ear padding that can be easily removable and washable. Bragi was one of the first vendors to launch IPX7-certified earbuds, which means that the headphone is entirely waterproof and can be used while swimming. The headphone is expected to withstand being submerged in one meter of water up to 30 minutes. Currently, sports headphone models available in the market are sweat-proof and water-resistant to an extent; they can resist some splashes while the user is engaged in outdoor activities.

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Apple, Bose, Samsung, Sony, Sennheiser, and Skullcandy are the leading vendors in the global earphones and headphones market.

The complete overview of the latest market research report on the global earphones and headphones market by Arizton is now available.

The report offers a detailed study of major trends, drivers, challenges, and provides market sizing and forecast for major geographical regions and key countries.

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