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How big is the headphone/audiophile industry?

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I was looking at some Forrester data around the influence of online research in offline purchasing and it had some pretty staggering numbers that got me thinking about head-fi.

 

The doc claims that online research influences $8.1 Billion of PC purchases, $6.9B in peripherals, $60.2B in overall Consumer Electronics, $6.1B in video games, etc. How big is the headphone/audiophile market? Anyone have any good data or estimates? Then I think we can safely assume that Head-Fi comprises >50% of that influence beyersmile.png

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Woah some interesting stats you throwing out there, im not sure in this field but i did read from someone else,s thread a while back that the audiophile market is about 5% but im not sure if that was him throwing out a number or research.

all i know is that i wish is was bigger. smily_headphones1.gif

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I've noticed more popping up little by little. It's growing, just not too quickly.

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Originally Posted by shaunybaby View Post

Woah some interesting stats you throwing out there, im not sure in this field but i did read from someone else,s thread a while back that the audiophile market is about 5% but im not sure if that was him throwing out a number or research.

all i know is that i wish is was bigger. smily_headphones1.gif



 

 

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As big as it is, it's definitely a niche industry, but things have definitely grown exponentially since a few years ago. Now there are more headphone amps and DACs than you can shake a finger at, and some new flagship headphones to play around with.

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After going to the cinema and seeing that the band ''plan b'' had a ad vert about how they made the song ''stay too long'' and seeing them brag about how beats audio built into laptops lets you hear the music the way the artist wanted you too i think it could possibly being getting smaller and smaller markect place.

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