Noise Cancelling Headphones Market is Slated to Reach US$ 9.06 Billion by 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.

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Key Takeaways:

  • North America is expected to be the largest market for noise cancelling headphones, accounting for 27.4% of demand share in 2022.
  • Europe noise cancelling headphones market is expected to contribute nearly 24.7% of revenue share in 2022, with the U.K. leading the growth
  • China is expected to emerge as the most remunerative noise cancelling headphones market across East Asia through 2022 & beyond
  • Sales through online channels are likely to increase at a robust pace over the forecast period due to last mile delivery and lower prices than offline models
  • India is anticipated to be a key market for noise cancelling headphone manufacturers due to expansion of consumer electronics sector

Growth Drivers:

  • Availability of advanced features such as bluetooth connectivity, integration of smart-voice activation and compatibility with smart devices will drive demand.
  • Growing sales of smartphones and smart devices such as Alexa and Google Homes are likely to create opportunities for noise cancelling headphones manufacturers.
  • Proliferation of work-from-home and hybrid model in offices will create demand for premium headphones, boosting the noise cancelling headphones market.


  • Patent protection is one of the key restraints impacting the growth of noise cancelling headphones market.
  • Although price of noise cancelling headphones has come down in last couple of years, they are still more expensive than normal headphones. This is causing low sales in low- and middle-income economies.

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 Companies Profiled by Fact.MR

  • 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

Key Segments of Noise Cancelling Headphones Industry Research:

·           By Type :

  • In-ear
  • Over the Ear

·           By Operation :

  • Active
  • Passive

·           By Sales Channel :

  • Hypers/Supers
  • Specialty Stores
  • Online
  • Third Parties
  • Company Websites
  • Others

·           By Region :

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

Trends and Innovations:

The noise-cancelling headphones market is marked by several noteworthy trends and innovations:

  1. True Wireless Models: The popularity of true wireless earbuds with noise cancellation has surged, offering a compact and convenient solution.
  2. Customizable Noise Cancellation: Some headphones allow users to adjust the level of noise cancellation to suit their surroundings.
  3. Voice Assistant Integration: Many models integrate with voice assistants like Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa for hands-free control.
  4. Adaptive Sound: Advanced noise-cancelling headphones can automatically adjust noise cancellation levels based on your surroundings.
  5. Improved Battery Life: Manufacturers are continually extending battery life, making it possible for users to enjoy extended listening sessions.

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