When Apple launched the AirPods, it just about created a completely new class of headphones. One the place Bluetooth earbuds lower the wire and have been not related by a wire. As an alternative, the buds now featured a really wi-fi design together with a charging case, and because of the removing of the headphone jack in a lot of right now’s flagship telephones, the market is booming.
Not solely is Apple liable for this pattern, nevertheless it additionally presently dominates the market with a whopping 54.4% share after delivery 58.7 million AirPods in 2019, in response to information from Technique Analytics (by way of Yonhap). Whereas it isn’t surprising to see Apple with the lion share of the TWS headset market, the runner-up might come as a shock to a lot of you.
After delivery 9.1 million TWS headsets in 2019, China’s Xiaomi is available in second with solely 8.5% of the general market. Xiaomi climbed its manner into second place in 2019 by providing a wide range of headsets to select from, together with usually undercutting the competitors on worth.
Rounding out the highest three is Samsung, which shipped 7.Four million TWS headsets in 2019 for a 6.9% share of the market. Whereas Samsung might solely have a paltry share of the general market, the Galaxy Buds are nonetheless a few of our favourite true wi-fi headphones round Android Central. Our personal Andrew Martonik known as them “exceptional everyday buds” in his assessment.
Subsequent month, Samsung is about to unveil the Galaxy Buds+ on February 11 together with the Galaxy S20. Sadly, in response to the latest leaks, the Galaxy Buds+ will lack energetic noise cancelation in favor of a bigger battery. Whereas longer battery life is all the time welcomed, that most likely will not assist Samsung meet up with Apple which launched its AirPod Execs with ANC final 12 months.
Nevertheless, with true wi-fi headphones being one of many fastest-growing merchandise within the tech sector, it most likely will not be lengthy earlier than we see Samsung introduce a pair of TWS headphones with ANC. Technique Analytics says it expects the TWS headset market to develop much more within the subsequent few years, rising to 1.2 billion models in 2024 in comparison with 170 million that shipped in 2019.