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Global professional headset shipments may grow to 65.7 million units by 2026: new research

The professional headset market may take off into the next decade. (Source: Frost & Sullivan)
The professional headset market may take off into the next decade. (Source: Frost & Sullivan)
The number of "workplace-style" headsets shipped worldwide might exceed 65 million over the next 6 years, compared to a figure of 22.9 million from 2019. This may correspond to a market value of US$2.94 billion in 2026. This growth is associated with the shift in trends to virtual and online meeting types, as well as the rise of remote work in 2020.
Deirdre O'Donnell,

The markets for products and hardware that allow companies and individuals to circumvent or replace face-to-face working practices with virtual ones are likely to flourish in the current global climate. New market research suggest that the professional headset space is likely to be a prime example of these. It is now thought to grow in terms of value to nearly US$3 billion by 2026, as opposed to under $1.5 billion in 2019.

These headsets often set themselves apart from consumer-grade models in their typical form-factor, and also in their specific direction at support for Unified Communications and Collaborations (UCC) platforms. These types of professional headset are described as currently in demand, as are their USB counterparts.

The latest report on their market recommends that companies in this arena take a number of steps in order to drive its value to its latest estimate. They include the identification of established and emerging brands in UCC provision to partner up with. This might enable them to, for example, develop comprehensive device-as-a-service (DaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for businesses or freelancers.

OEMs could also partner with UCC companies to offer bundles that appeal to remote-working consumers. Furthermore, the researchers conclude that headset makers should keep working on noise-canceling tech for professional headsets. Finally, manufacturers may benefit from the creation of products that mimic consumer packages, thereby making them seem more relevant and relatable to professionals who need or want this hardware.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-08-28 (Update: 2020-08-28)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.