Noise Cancelling Headphones Market

Noise Cancelling Headphones Market Analysis, By Type (In-ear, Over the Ear), By Operation (Active Noise Cancellation, Passive Noise Cancellation), By Sales Channel (Hypermarkets/Supermarkets, Specialty Stores, Online) - Global Forecast 2022 to 2032

Analysis of Noise Cancelling Headphones market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Noise Cancelling Headphones Market Outlook (2022-2032)

Worldwide sales of noise cancelling headphones currently account for a market value of US$ 5.2 billion and are estimated to reach US$ 9.06 billion by the end of 2032. Between 2022 and 2032, the global noise cancelling headphones market is predicted to expand at a CAGR of 5.7%.

Noise cancelling earphones and ANC earbuds have gained significant popularity over recent years as smartphone proliferation has increased at a rampant pace, subsequently driving high sales of Bluetooth wireless accessories.

Report Attributes


Noise Cancelling Headphones Market Size (2022E)

US$ 5.2 Billion

Forecasted Market Value (2032F)

US$ 9.06 Billion

Global Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

5.7% CAGR

North America Market Share (2022)


Europe Market Share (2022)


Key Companies Profiled

  • Beats Electronics LLC
  • Audio-Technica Corporation
  • Victor Company of Japan Ltd.
  • Sony Corporation
  • Bose Corporation
  • Koninklijke Philips N.V.
  • Harman Kardon
  • Logitech UE
  • Syllable
  • Monster Incorporated
  • Grandsun
  • Sennheiser Electronics GmbH
  • Bowers and Wilkins
  • Phiaton Corporation

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Sales Analysis of Noise Cancelling Headphones (2017-2021) in Comparison to Market Growth Forecasts (2022-2032)

Rapid digitization has resulted in a massive increase in the use of smart devices which in turn has increased demand for noise cancelling headsets. Increasing demand from the millennial population is projected to primarily drive sales of noise cancelling headphones across the forecast period.

Increasing per capita disposable income, rising standards of living and increasing demand for high-quality audio devices are other factors that favor the consumption of soundproof headphones on a global scale.

Noise cancelling headphones with mic and noise cancelling headphones for sleeping are anticipated to have a bright growth outlook over the coming years.

Demand for adaptive noise control headphones is expected to witness a higher increase than demand for ANC (active noise cancellation) earbuds.

However, high prices, technical constraints, and concerns regarding patent protection are factors that have a negative impact on sales of noise cancelling earbuds and other noise cancelling devices.

From 2022 to 2032, noise cancelling headphone sales are predicted to increase at a CAGR of 5.7%.

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What Opportunities Can New Market Entrants Capitalize On?

“Need for Innovative Products with Creative Design Language”

Noise cancelling headphones have been around for quite a while and have witnessed huge strides in technical as well as aesthetic design aspects. Noise cancelling headphones brands have now started to reach a stage of stagnation with audio technologies peaking their growth curve, and this has created a market with a lot of similar products at varied prices, hence making it a highly competitive market in essence.

In order to penetrate this market, start-ups are deploying creative design languages for their products and coupling them with attractive marketing strategies to enhance their market presence.

  • 'Nothing' is one such brand that was founded by Carl Pei in October 2020 in London. The brand has created a huge hype around its product in a very short span of time through its amazing marketing strategies and creative design language that sets it apart from heaps of headphones and earphones available in the global market.

New entrants can mimic what 'Nothing' has done and create a unique identity for themselves to increase their sales and overall revenue generation capacity across the world.

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What Could Cause Sales of Noise Cancelling Headsets to Plummet?

“Patent Protection Issues & High Costs of Noise Cancelling Earphones”

Patent protection is a major challenge that many noise cancelling headset manufacturers have been facing over the past few years and this issue is expected to be prevalent across the forecast period as well. High costs of premium technologies for high-quality audio have increased the overall product costs and hence have a restraining effect on the overall growth.

High costs of wireless technologies in wireless noise reduction headphones also impede market potential. Technical constraints related to hardware and software components are also expected to have a hindering effect on the overall noise cancelling headphones market growth across the forecast period.

What Regional Outlook Does this Report Portray for Noise Cancelling Headphones?

“Asia Pacific to Exhibit Most Rewarding Opportunities”

The region of Asia Pacific is expected to be a highly lucrative one for noise cancelling headphone suppliers. Demand in this region is expected to be driven by increasing disposable income and high technological proliferation.

The presence of a massive young population in the region that is inclined towards high-quality audio products is also anticipated to favour noise isolation headphone sales in this region.

The China noise cancelling headphones market in 2022 accounts for a valuation of US$ 760 million and holds a market share of 14.6% in the global noise cancelling headphones industry landscape.

Increasing per capita disposable income and the high availability of various cheap noise cancelling headphones are expected to drive market growth in this country through 2032.

Meanwhile, the North America noise cancelling headphones market accounts for a significant market share of 27.4% at present and is valued at US$ 1.42 billion. The presence of key noise cancelling headphone vendors and the high purchasing power of consumers in this region are expected to drive the market potential in this region.

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Competitive Landscape

Key noise cancelling headphone manufacturers are focusing on launching new innovative products to maximize their sales potential and gain a competitive advantage over other market players.

  • In May 2022, Sony, a Japanese multinational conglomerate, announced the launch of its new model of wireless noise cancelling headphones. The Sony WH-1000XM5 comes with a refreshed new design and a new 8-microphone system with a couple of QN1 audio processors.

Key Segments of Noise Cancelling Headphones Industry Research

  • Noise Cancelling Headphones Market by Type :

    • In-ear Noise Cancelling Headphones
    • Over the Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones
  • Noise Cancelling Headphones Market by Operation :

    • Active Noise Cancelling Headphones
    • Passive Noise Cancelling Headphones
  • Noise Cancelling Headphones Market by Sales Channel :

    • Hypermarkets/Supermarkets
    • Specialty Stores
    • Online
    • Third Parties
    • Company Websites
    • Others
  • Noise Cancelling Headphones Market by Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • APAC
    • MEA

- FAQs -

What is the noise cancelling headphones market value?

The global noise cancelling headphones market is valued at US$ 5.2 billion.

What is the expected market value for 2032?

By 2032, the market is slated to reach US$ 9.06 billion.

What is the predicted market growth?

Sales of noise cancelling headphones are projected to rise at 5.7% CAGR.

What share is held by the top 3 countries?

Top 3 countries account for 38% share of the global market.

Noise Cancelling Headphones Market