Like any technology and gadget field, the market for headphones is brimming with tech giants looking to release the next big thing in sound engineering. Music-lovers are notorious for being opinionated on sound quality, so these companies really have their work cut out for them.
The competition in both gadgetry and marketing sometimes gets fierce, big names like Sony and Beats by Dre often need to hire all kinds of experts to help them out; some for legal battles over patents, like Goodwin, and some for cutting-edge marketing campaigns, like Agency Creative. With the support of these corporate professionals combined with engineers working on the latest headphone electronics, big tech companies stand to accomplish a lot in this market.
With all of this mind, we’ll take a look at just some of the big players in the headphone industry who most people will recognise straight away.
Sony, based in Japan, is one of the world’s largest and most prominent electronics vendors on the planet. Not only do they bring us fancy televisions and powerful games consoles, they also bring us some of the best headphones on the market.
One of their most popular sets of headphones this year are the Sony MDR-1000X wireless headphones which are doing well in sales across Amazon, Ebay, and other popular ecommerce platforms. Since the industry move to try and encourage users to go wireless with their headphones, models like these are among the most popular.
Audio-Technica are another significant headphone producer who started out in Japan. Having been first founded way back in the 1960’s, you can imagine that their people know a thing or two about quality headphones, as well as electronics in general.
In 2017, one of their most widely-sold headphones are the ATH M50X headphones which put audio quality above aspects like Bluetooth compatibility and wireless capabilities. One of the main reasons that so many people appear to be buying headphones like these is because they are suitable for sound professionals without the professional-grade price tag. These make them an ideal gift for someone who appreciates quality.
Skullcandy are a very popular brand among teenagers and the younger generation as they tend to put a lot of effort into looking iconic and artistic. Even as a relatively new American company, they’ve been making waves in the headphones market due to their relatively low prices considering the quality of their sound.
One of Skullcandy’s most recent arrivals that is proving to be quite the hit this year is their Hesh 2 headphones. These headphones are a great option for those looking to combine genuine sound quality and a sleek look without spending too much money. They are also on the cheaper side when it comes to wireless headphones, so they are a great option if you want to go wireless but don’t want to invest too much money.
We couldn’t make a list of some of the biggest tech companies for headphones without mentioning Sennheiser. The German headphone and earphone specialist is known for putting quality above all else – something that draws a lot of enthusiasts and specialists their way. Having been around for over 70 years, you can bet they’ve got the industry in the palm of their hand.
One particularly good example of a pair of headphones which give plenty of bang for your buck is the HD 200 Pro headphones. They bring you studio-quality sound and a long-lasting product for what is considered a very lucrative price. Considering the tech and electronics they implement within the majority of their products, it is no wonder why they are one of the most popular headphone tech companies around today.