Global Audio Devices and Components Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Global Audio Devices and Components Market is segmented by product type ( home audio, professional audio), and Audio device components.

Market Snapshot

Global Audio Devices and Components Market
Study Period: 2020-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >11.8 %

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Market Overview

The Global Audio Devices and Components Market is expected to register a CAGR of 11.8% during the forecast period (2022-2027). The market is growing because of the incorporation of voice assistant technology and the availability of a wide range of products at competitive pricing. The advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), 5G networks, and the Internet of Things (IoT) have resulted in simple, stable, and dependable products.

  • For instance, in September 2021, Bose introduced the Smart Soundbar 900 with Dolby Atmos, which comes with support for Google Assistant and Alexa voice control. The sounder also features WiFi and Bluetooth, a simple app for touch control, and is compatible with Spotify Connect and AirPlay 2.
  • Also, the upsurge in demand for wireless systems is propelling the growth of the studied market. Most speaker systems have been developed to offer wireless options like Bluetooth and WiFi (or both) to cut down on the cables. This also increases WiFi connectivity, allowing users to sync services like voice control, Airplay, and Chromecast, and synchronize with other home speakers. ​Wireless smart speakers also allow the user to sync the speaker to the entire smart home. Smart speaker systems effortlessly link up with Amazon Alexa and other voice assistants in the house. ​Companies like Zebronics have invested in launching Juke Bar 9800 DWS Pro Dolby Atmos Soundbar with a wireless subwoofer. While, California-based Roku launched Roku TV Ready, an initiative that made connecting soundbars and receivers to its TVs easier. The company uses WiFi-based wireless audio technology with the Roku TV wireless speakers.
  • Moreover, the increase in the consumption of media content from offline to online is propelling the consumption of subscription-based platforms, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, thereby complementing the adoption of loudspeakers, such as soundbars and subwoofers. As most on-demand video content is watched over smart TVs, PCs, and mobile devices, sound bars enhance the experience of viewing such content.
  • However, many wireless audio devices, including smart speakers, are constantly connected to the internet. These connected devices are in danger of cyber-attacks and data breaches that can create privacy issues and potentially lead to significant financial losses. For instance, a new study has revealed that attackers can hack modern audio gadgets to make loud sounds at high intensity, turning them into offensive cyber weapons. Such cybersecurity and privacy breach significantly affect the growth of the audio device equipment, thereby acting as a restraint for the market.
  • Further, silicon chips are a primary component in many audio devices, including wireless speakers. Due to the supply chain disruptions caused by the covid-19 pandemic, along with the subsequent shutdown of many processor plants, the industry is suffering from a silicon chip shortage, which further restrains the growth of the market.

Scope of the Report

Audio device refers to devices that reproduce, record, or process sound. The scope of the study includes sales of various home audio equipment such as wireless speakers, audio components, Hi-Fi systems, and professional audio devices and audio components. For the study, various factors such as consumer spending, consumer preference trends, supply dynamics, the impact of COVID-19, and other macro-economic factors have been considered to arrive at the overall market projections.

Home Audio
A/V Receivers
Hi-Fi Systems
Soundbars
Wireless Speakers
Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi Enabled
Smart Speakers (with Virtual Assistant)
Dedicated Docks
Professional Audio
Professional Audio
Power Amplifiers
Mixing Consoles
Microphones
Headphones
Audio Device Components
MEMS Microphones
Microspeakers
Consumer Audio IC (Audio Codec)
APU, SoC and DSP
Audio Amplifiers

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Key Market Trends

The Home Audio Segment is Expected to Drive the Market Growth

  • Wireless speakers, used for playing music or other forms of audio files through certain connectivity technologies, are gaining increasing popularity in recent years. The growing investment in the smart home segment, increasing preference for portable speakers, and increasing product innovations in the wireless speaker segment are some of the major factors driving the adoption of these devices.
  • For instance, in January 2022, Sony launched two new wireless neckband speakers in India; Sony SRS-NB10 and Sony SRS-NS7. These wireless speakers allow users to take conference calls and listen to music while walking freely.
  • Wireless speakers are mostly Bluetooth or WiFi-enabled. WiFi speakers connect to the home network and run on AC power. Bluetooth speakers pair directly with a device such as a phone or a laptop. They tend to be compact and battery-powered, which makes them more portable. Although Bluetooth speakers account for a significant market share in many regions, the trend is mainly shifting towards WiFi speakers.
  • Many established market players, including Amazon, Apple, and Google, are investing significantly in the wireless technology associated with these speakers. The growing development of smart homes is likely to create new market opportunities for this segment in the coming years.
  • Soundbars are also gaining increasing popularity in the home audio segment due to their ability to stream audio content wirelessly. A soundbar is a slim, oblong-shaped device with several individual speakers placed side by side. It can be mounted on a computer monitor, TV, home theatre, and other similar devices.
Market Size of Smart Houses

North America is Expected to Hold a Major Market Share

  • The North American market is a massive loudspeaker and is expected to grow. According to the Consumer Technology Association, the market size of the Home Theater system in the USA in 2020 was USD 87 million, while that of wireless speakers was estimated to be USD 5,975 million. Other speakers such as compact speakers and speaker components are expected to grow significantly. The revenue from smart speaker and stereo speaker systems is also likely to increase multifold and is expected to reach a multi-million-dollar business by 2024.
  • Further, Smart speakers have emerged as the fastest-growing product in the smart home technology arena in recent years. Several companies are investing in smart speaker wireless technology or developing wireless multi-room audio streaming systems. According to Voicebot.ai, The number of smart speakers on the market in the United States has increased from 47.3 million in 2018 to over 91 million in 2021. The installed base of smart speakers is expected to increase to around 95 million units by 2022.
  • Increased demand for infotainment devices such as smartphones, laptops, PCs, and soundbars and benefits associated with wireless audio devices such as portability, remote accessibility, and interoperability with most infotainment devices are driving demand in North America. Furthermore, the rising technological dissemination of wireless audio products for various applications such as consumer, business, and automotive are a few factors driving the usage of wireless audio devices.
  • In April 2022, Bose, a united states-based company, unveiled the Smart Soundbar 900, a Dolby Atmos speaker that delivers unrivaled immersion for music and movies. The Soundbar 900 enriches Dolby Atmos material by isolating instruments, dialogue, and effects and placing them in discrete space regions–far above, far right, and left – using unique Bose spatial technologies. It also enriches non-Dolby Atmos content by giving the same experience regardless of what you're listening to or watching. The Soundbar 900 uses HDMI eARC to connect to a TV with just one wire and houses all of its technology in a beautiful single container. It has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for the best of both worlds and voice control from Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
  • Moreover, developing smart speakers that integrate with home entertainment systems is expected to drive the need to install newer home speaker models. ​Further development in the technology with the increasing user potential to enhance their home entertainment experience shall drive the market during the forecast period.
Global Audio Devices and Components Market

Competitive Landscape

The Global Audio Devices and Components Market is fragmented with significant players like Bose Corporation, Sony Corporation, Apple Inc., Bowers & Wilkins., etc. The rapid technological advancements, intense competition, and frequent changes in consumer preferences are expected to threaten the market’s growth of the companies during the forecast period.

  • August 2021 - Indian audio brand BLUEI announced the launch of the BLUEI Monster home theater with an LED display fully controlled by a remote. Equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 technology, the home theater provides 40W surround sound and a 3D stereo experience.
  • May 2021 - Sonova, a Swiss company offering medical audio products like hearing aids and cochlear implants, announced its intentions to buy the consumer electronics division of German firm Sennheiser. It implies that Sonova is taking over Sennheiser’s portfolio of consumer headphones, wireless earbuds, and soundbars, moving into an expanding market for personal audio equipment.

Recent Development

  • December 2021 - Latency technology house RealTime Audio partnered with audio manufacturer iCON Pro Audio to supply the latter’s next line of audio interfaces with RealTime Audio technology. These iCONs “ultra-low latency boxes” would be available as a standalone box for any audio interface and all-in-one audio interface complete with embedded RealTime Audio technology.
  • October 2021 - Bose launched its new SoundLink Flex wireless Bluetooth speaker. The wireless speaker has a portable, lightweight design meant for the outdoors, with its IP67 build allowing for considerable exposure to dirt and water. It also features a long battery life per charge and can be paired with other Bose speakers.
  • August 2021 - KEF announced that three leading KEF loudspeaker models had been declared the best in their categories in this year’s prestigious EISA Awards. Both models in the LS50 Collection have earned the best-in-class accolade, with KEF LS50 Wireless II being named Best Product, Wireless Standmount Loudspeakers 2021-22 and KEF LS50 Meta selected as Best Product, Standmount Loudspeakers 2021-2022.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET INSIGHTS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.2.4 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

      5. 4.2.5 Threat of Substitutes

    3. 4.3 Technology Trends

    4. 4.4 Industry Stakeholder Analysis

    5. 4.5 Distribution Channel Analysis

    6. 4.6 Impact of COVID-19 on the Audio Market

    7. 4.7 Audio Industry Supply Chain Analysis

  5. 5. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

    2. 5.2 Market Challenges

  6. 6. MARKET SEGMENTATION – BY PRODUCT TYPE

    1. 6.1 Home Audio

      1. 6.1.1 A/V Receivers

      2. 6.1.2 Hi-Fi Systems

      3. 6.1.3 Soundbars

      4. 6.1.4 Wireless Speakers

        1. 6.1.4.1 Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi Enabled

        2. 6.1.4.2 Smart Speakers (with Virtual Assistant)

      5. 6.1.5 Dedicated Docks

    2. 6.2 Professional Audio

      1. 6.2.1 Professional Audio

      2. 6.2.2 Power Amplifiers

      3. 6.2.3 Mixing Consoles

      4. 6.2.4 Microphones

      5. 6.2.5 Headphones

    3. 6.3 Audio Device Components

      1. 6.3.1 MEMS Microphones

      2. 6.3.2 Microspeakers

      3. 6.3.3 Consumer Audio IC (Audio Codec)

      4. 6.3.4 APU, SoC and DSP

      5. 6.3.5 Audio Amplifiers

  7. 7. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 Amazon

      2. 7.1.2 Sony Corporation

      3. 7.1.3 Sonos Inc

      4. 7.1.4 KEF

      5. 7.1.5 Google

      6. 7.1.6 Apple

      7. 7.1.7 Bowers & Wilkins

      8. 7.1.8 Bang & Olufsen

      9. 7.1.9 Samsung (including Harman and JBL)

      10. 7.1.10 Bose Corporation

      11. 7.1.11 Klipsch Audio Technologies

      12. 7.1.12 Dynaudio

      13. 7.1.13 Boston Acoustics

    2. *List Not Exhaustive
  8. 8. PROFESSIONAL AUDIO VENDOR PROFILES

  9. 9. AUDIO DEVICE COMPONENTS VENDOR PROFILES

  10. 10. FUTURE OF THE AUDIO MARKET

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Audio Devices and Components Market market is studied from 2020 - 2027.

The Global Audio Devices and Components Market is growing at a CAGR of >11.8% over the next 5 years.

Asia-Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Sony Corporation, Bose Corporation, Apple Inc., Sonos Inc, Bowers & Wilkins. are the major companies operating in Global Audio Devices and Components Market.

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