Global & China Earphone Industry Investigated in New ResearchInChina Report Available at

23 Oct 2014 • by Natalie Aster

LONDON - An average price of an earphone is about USD 2. However, some high-end devices cost over USD 295. In 2014, global shipments of earphones are forecast to surpass the 305 million mark (an increase by approximately 13 percent YoY), with their value expected to reach USD 6.6 billion.

The earphone industry has undergone significant changes since Beats were brought to the market. Currently, these earphones hold the leading position in the market, thus stimulating other players to work on their products to improve their market position.

Over 93% of earphones are made in mainland China given the fact that many of OEMs are located there. The gross margin in the industry is really high, ranging from more than 49.5 percent for branded earphone companies to approximately 10 percent for producers.

Nevertheless, the first ones cannot boast a high operating profit since their marketing expenditure is very large.

New topical market research report “Global and China Earphone Industry Report, 2013-2014” worked out by ResearchInChina offers a detailed insight into the global as well as Chinese earphone industry.

The study discloses classification of earphones and contains an overview of their parameters. It also touches upon the downstream market and provides details on the following markets (globally or/and in China): mobile phones, smartphones, tablet PC, laptop computers and desktop computers besides paying special attention to the Chinese market for earphones. The report estimates a size of the earphone market, a market share; discusses a relation between brand vendors and OEMs; and includes ranking of earphone vendors. The research study reviews 8 branded earphone vendors (Logitec, Beats, VTBand, etc.) and 13 earphone OEMs (Foxlink, Dunu, Bluecom, etc.). Headphones and headsets are also covered in the study.

Report Details:

Global and China Earphone Industry Report, 2013-2014
Published: October, 2014
Pages: 80
Price: US$ 2,000.00

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