According to a new report by Grand View Research, the global earphones and headphones, the global earphones and headphones market is expected to reach USD 17.55 billion by 2022. Grand View Research said: Here's a graph from them with their projections for in-ear and over-ear headphone growth in the U.S. market: U.S. earphones & headphones market by product, 2012 – 2022 (USD Million) Here are some bullet points from their report: They do specifically acknowledge Beats' impact on the market, with the following (the last part of which (emphasis by me) I find an interesting, accurate observation): In the "Competitive Landscape" portion of their report, they list the following companies: Alclair, Apple Inc., Bose Corporation, Grado Labs, JVC, Panasonic Corporation, Philips, Pioneer Corporation, Sennheiser, Shure, Skullcandy, Sony, and Ultimate Ears. Yes, I was very surprised to see Alclair listed in that mix, too, if only because the other companies listed are (in my estimation) far larger companies than Alclair (which is a relatively lesser known maker of custom IEMs). You can read more about the report on Grand View Research's website. Baycode, heart banger-97 and bearFNF like this.