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Global Open Back Headphones Market by Type (Over-Ear Type, On-Ear Type), By Application (Amateur, Professional) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Open Back Headphones Market by Type (Over-Ear Type, On-Ear Type), By Application (Amateur, Professional) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

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Market Overview:

The global open back headphones market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in this market can be attributed to the increasing demand for open back headphones from professional users and the rising popularity of audiophile culture. Additionally, the growing trend of using personal audio devices for listening to music and watching videos is also contributing to the growth of this market. The global open back headphones market can be segmented on the basis of type into over-ear type and on-ear type. The over-ear type segment is expected to account for a larger share of this market than the on-ear type segment during the forecast period. This can be attributed to their superior sound quality as compared to on-ear headphones, which makes them popular among audiophiles. On the basis of application, this market can be divided into amateur and professional users.

Global Open Back Headphones Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

Open back headphones are designed with a perforated or open back that allows sound to escape the ear cups. This type of headphone is typically used in studio settings where audio professionals need to monitor the sound output of their work. Open back headphones allow users to hear what they are recording or mixing as it would sound in an untreated room, without the added coloration that can be introduced by closed-back headphones. They also provide a more natural and spacious listening experience, which is why many audiophiles prefer them for personal use.

Over-Ear Type:

Over-ear type is a headphone design that places the ear cup over the ear instead of around or on top of it. The majority of modern day headphones are of this type, including many popular models such as Sony MDR-7506, Bose SoundLink Mini II, and Sennheiser HD201. Over-ear types offer greater comfort owing to their soft leather or fabric padded cups that rest on the outer part of an individual's ear instead of pressing against it.

On-Ear Type:

On-ear type is also known as balanced armature headphones. It has a smaller ear cup at the end of a long stem that usually connects to the player or audio source. The design helps to keep external sound in and eliminates background noise, thus making it one of the preferred choices for personal listening.

Application Insights:

The application segment has been further categorized into amateur and professional. The amateur segment held around 70.0% of the overall share in 2017 owing to the growing usage of open back headphones for gaming, listening to music, watching videos and chatting on phones among other activities. The professional application segment is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period due to an increase in demand for open back headphones from audio-video professionals including DJs, live sound engineers and presenters as well as recording artists who use these products while performing at concerts or events.

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific dominated the global open back headphones market in 2017. This is attributed to increasing awareness regarding sound quality, rising disposable income of consumers, and growing popularity of portable devices among millennials. China and India are expected to emerge as lucrative markets for high-quality open back headphones over the forecast period owing to large consumer base in these countries.

North America is projected to be a significant region during the forecast period owing to growing demand from U.S.-based consumers for on-the-go music or podcasts while traveling or working out at gymnasiums and health clubs.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for high-quality audio experience in personal and professional settings
  • Growing popularity of streaming music services and podcasts
  • Proliferation of portable audio devices, such as smartphones and tablets
  • Advances in headphone technology and design
  • Rising awareness of the benefits of open back headphones

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Open Back Headphones Market Research Report

By Type

Over-Ear Type, On-Ear Type

By Application

Amateur, Professional

By Companies

Beyerdynamic, AKG, Sennheiser, Audio-Technica, Shure, Sony, HiFiMan, Philips, Koss, Superlux, Samson, Spadger, Status, Grado

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Open Back Headphones Market Report Segments:

The global Open Back Headphones market is segmented on the basis of:


Over-Ear Type, On-Ear Type

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Amateur, Professional

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Beyerdynamic
  2. AKG
  3. Sennheiser
  4. Audio-Technica
  5. Shure
  6. Sony
  7. HiFiMan
  8. Philips
  9. Koss
  10. Superlux
  11. Samson
  12. Spadger
  13. Status
  14. Grado

Global Open Back Headphones Market Overview

Highlights of The Open Back Headphones Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Over-Ear Type
    2. On-Ear Type
  1. By Application:

    1. Amateur
    2. Professional
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Open Back Headphones Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Open Back Headphones Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Open back headphones are designed with a large opening in the back of the headband, which allows sound to escape and provide an open-air listening experience. This type of headphone is often preferred by music lovers who want to be able to hear the surrounding environment while they listen to their favorite tunes.

Some of the major players in the open back headphones market are Beyerdynamic, AKG, Sennheiser, Audio-Technica, Shure, Sony, HiFiMan, Philips, Koss, Superlux, Samson, Spadger, Status, Grado.

The open back headphones market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Open Back Headphones Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Open Back Headphones Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Open Back Headphones Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Open Back Headphones Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Open Back Headphones Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Open Back Headphones Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Open Back Headphones Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Open Back Headphones Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Open Back Headphones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Over-Ear Type
      5.3.2. On-Ear Type
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Open Back Headphones Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Open Back Headphones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Amateur
      6.3.2. Professional
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Open Back Headphones Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Open Back Headphones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Open Back Headphones Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Open Back Headphones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Open Back Headphones Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America Open Back Headphones Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Open Back Headphones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Open Back Headphones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Amateur
      9.4.2. Professional
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Open Back Headphones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Over-Ear Type
      9.7.2. On-Ear Type
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Open Back Headphones Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America Open Back Headphones Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Open Back Headphones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Open Back Headphones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Amateur
      10.4.2. Professional
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Open Back Headphones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Over-Ear Type
      10.7.2. On-Ear Type
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Open Back Headphones Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe Open Back Headphones Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Open Back Headphones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Open Back Headphones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Amateur
      11.4.2. Professional
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Open Back Headphones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Over-Ear Type
      11.7.2. On-Ear Type
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Open Back Headphones Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific Open Back Headphones Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Open Back Headphones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Open Back Headphones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Amateur
      12.4.2. Professional
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Open Back Headphones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Over-Ear Type
      12.7.2. On-Ear Type
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Open Back Headphones Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa Open Back Headphones Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Open Back Headphones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Open Back Headphones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Amateur
      13.4.2. Professional
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Open Back Headphones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Over-Ear Type
      13.7.2. On-Ear Type
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Open Back Headphones Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Open Back Headphones Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Open Back Headphones Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Open Back Headphones Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Beyerdynamic Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. AKG Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Sennheiser Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Audio-Technica Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Shure Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Sony Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. HiFiMan Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. Philips Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. Koss Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. Superlux Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. Samson Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. Spadger Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. Status Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. Grado Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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