The worldwide True Wi-fi Stereo (TWS) hearables market shipments in 2021 grew 24 per cent in unit gross sales to succeed in 300 million and 25 per cent when it comes to worth, in line with a brand new report.
The unit gross sales progress price was barely decrease than the unique forecast as a result of Covid-19 pandemic impression all year long.
Nevertheless, unit gross sales elevated to round 300 million as new merchandise entered the market with extra options, like ANC (Energetic Noise Cancellation) and expanded play time, at reasonably priced costs, mentioned Counterpoint Analysis’s ‘TWS Hearables Market Tracker’.
Particularly, smartphone unique tools producers (OEMs) continued to concentrate on TWS merchandise to broaden their sensible ecosystem, leading to elevated competitors and gross sales out there.
Market chief Apple noticed a slight improve of 5 per cent (on-year) in its unit gross sales however its market share fell to 25.6 per cent.
Though the AirPods 3 was launched later than anticipated, the AirPods 2 and AirPods Professional maintained excessive gross sales based mostly on promotions all year long, the report confirmed.
Samsung noticed a sturdy progress of 33 per cent (on-year) with its new fashions Galaxy Buds Professional and Galaxy Buds 2.
Amongst different manufacturers, Skullcandy and boAt confirmed noticeable progress, as they grew to become key gamers in main areas like North America, Europe and India.
The expansion within the $50-$100 and $200+ segments was notable.
JBL and Xiaomi led the expansion within the $50-$100 section with their flagship fashions, whereas Skullcandy carried out effectively with its fashions discovering their approach to the highest 10 record of best-selling fashions.
Apple drove the expansion within the $200+ section with a 75 per cent share.
“The $50-$100 section grew considerably YoY, as Xiaomi, which had centered on the sub-$50 section, tried to broaden its lineup to the $50-100 vary,” mentioned senior analyst Liz Lee.