The global wireless microphone market size was valued at USD 2.50 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3% from 2023 to 2030. Wireless microphones are used for commentary and announcement purposes. The growing use of these products in podcasting, public speaking, entertainment, and television broadcasting expected to foster the demand for wireless devices over the next eight years. Moreover, increased sports events across various regions have encouraged global industry growth. The increase in sponsorships investments in sports activities is expected to propel the demand for wireless microphones. Moreover, it intrigues market participants to develop wireless products for sports venues such as stadiums and indoor arenas.
Unlike wired microphones, these devices offer varied advantages, such as hands-free operations that enable mobility and comfort. Using these products in government infrastructure for communication applications is expected to propel the industry growth over the forecast period. New products developed by companies are efficient in terms of signal robustness and also eliminate issues such as proximity effect, thus enabling its use in applications including podcasting, recording, and live audio streaming.
The handheld segment dominated the wireless microphone market with a revenue of USD 1.52 billion in 2022. Handheld devices are used across various applications, including music events, public speaking events, and lectures, owing to their reliability and lower cost than other products.
The clip-on segment is expected to witness the fastest growth at a CAGR of 7.3% during the forecast period. The growth is attributed to the light weight of clip-on microphones that enable portability. Moreover, these devices allow users to keep their hands free while delivering a speech or at public events. The growth in public speaking events is expected to stimulate the demand for clip-on devices.
Corporate is the largest end-use segment, valued at USD 812.0 million in 2022. The growing need for wireless equipment for communication purposes has enabled its usage in corporate enterprises. The trend is witnessed in developing regions such as Asia Pacific and Latin America, where companies are increasingly operating globally, which requires them to use these products for internal and external communications.
Sporting events is the fastest-growing segment, registering a CAGR of 8.2% over the forecast period. The growth in sports events has surged the demand for microphone products for announcements, commentary, and speech purposes. For instance, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is expected to add new sports, such as baseball, skateboarding, sports climbing, and surfing, to the Olympic Games, which will be organized in Tokyo in 2020. It, consequently, is expected to foster the demand for wireless devices in the region.
The radio frequency channel segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 63.2% in 2022. The radio frequency channel enables a wide selection of channels that can be used depending on the application. Moreover, the changing spectrum regulations have enabled these products to use RF bands for efficient signal broadcasting.
The radio frequency band segment is expected to experience rapid growth with a CAGR of 7.9% from 2023 to 2030. Multichannel radio frequency equipment allows users to switch frequencies according to the transmission strength, making broadcasting operations more reliable and preventing signal loss. Due to enforced regulations, reducing the 600 MHz frequency band has increased the use of other frequency bands, such as 721 MHz - 750 MHz, for RF signal transmission applications.
Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing regional market, registering a CAGR of 8.9% from 2023 to 2030. The region's growing media and sports industry is expected to propel the industry growth. Furthermore, the increasing trend of video logging in the region has enabled the adoption of RF-enabled products for effective sound recording. Latin America is expected to encourage lucrative market growth owing to the developing media industry in the region.
North America is the largest regional market, with a market value of USD 1.12 billion in 2022, followed by Europe, owing to key industry players such as Shure Incorporated and Sennheiser Electronic GmbH & Co. based in this region. Moreover, products introduced by industry players are initially adopted by the local market, enabling the North American region to account for the largest industry share in revenue.
The presence of big and local manufacturers characterizes the wireless microphone industry. The pricing and quality of products are significant distinguishing factors that form the basis of competition. Prominent industry vendors have authorized distribution channels that supply products across various regions. External factors such as changing regulations enable industry participants to develop new products or innovate existing ones.
The industry players are undertaking strategies such as product launches, acquisitions, and collaborations to increase their global reach. For instance, in April 2023, Shure announced a partnership with Gator, a renowned manufacturer of cases and stands, to introduce a range of premium products specifically designed to enhance and accommodate Shure's renowned microphones and advanced audio equipment. This collaboration aims to offer users high-quality solutions that seamlessly complement Shure's iconic audio devices.
In April 2023, RØDE announced the launch of seven new products and updates to its existing lineup. Additionally, the company has an upcoming firmware update for the RØDECaster Pro II that is anticipated to unlock a remarkable hidden feature: wireless microphone connectivity. Its pioneering work in the wireless microphone space began with the original Wireless GO, followed by the Wireless GO II and the Wireless ME, which have revolutionized the category. With these latest updates, the company is continuing to push the boundaries of wireless technology, expanding the capabilities of its products and empowering users to unleash their maximum creative potential.
In November 2022, Sennheiser announced the launch of the latest addition to its Evolution Wireless Digital series of radio microphones, known as EW-DX. This new microphone system streamlines professional workflows by incorporating advanced technologies to provide a digital UHF system that is highly adaptable and scalable. With its refined features, the EW-DX offers a simplified and efficient solution for professionals needing top-quality wireless audio.
In June 2022, Sony Electronics announced the launch of the URX-P41D, a new dual-channel portable receiver supporting the MI (Multi-Interface) shoe featuring a Digital Audio Interface. This advanced receiver, part of the 4th Generation UWP-D Series, incorporates key features, including NFC Sync for convenient and speedy setup between the Receiver and Transmitter, enhanced sound quality through Digital Audio Processing, as well as functions like Output level control and Auto Gain mode. With these capabilities, recording sound becomes even more effortless, providing users with an exceptional audio experience.
In July 2021, Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, unveiled three new DECT Digital Wireless Microphone system additions. These latest products comprise a 4-channel wireless receiver, a personal Lavalier microphone, and an expansion receiver. Introducing these products expands the ecosystem of the DECT Digital Wireless Microphone system, offering enhanced audio clarity for voice lift applications and seamless system scalability at an affordable price point.
Market size value in 2023
USD 2.65 billion
Revenue forecast in 2030
USD 4.08 billion
CAGR of 6.3% from 2023 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2017 - 2021
2023 - 2030
Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2030
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Product, technology, end-use, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA
U.S.; Canada; UK; Germany; France; China; Japan; India; Australia; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Saudi Arabia; South Africa; UAE
Key companies profiled
Harman International Industries, Incorporated; Audio-Technica U.S, Inc.; Blue (Baltic Latvian Universal Electronics, LLC); LEWITT GmbH; RØDE; Samson Technologies Corp.; Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG; Shure Incorporated; Sony Corporation; Yamaha Corporation
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This report forecasts global, regional, and country revenue growth and analyzes the latest industry trends in each sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global wireless microphone market report based on product, technology, end-use, and region:
Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Radio Frequency Channel
Radio Frequency band
540 MHz - 680 MHz
721 MHz - 750 MHz
823 MHz - 865 MHz
End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Middle East and Africa
b. The global wireless microphone market size was estimated at USD 2.50 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 2.65 billion in 2023.
b. The global wireless microphone market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.3% from 2023 to 2030 to reach USD 4.08 billion by 2030.
b. The handheld segment dominated the wireless microphone market with a share of 61.1% in 2022. Handheld devices are used across various applications including music events, public speaking events, and lectures owing to their reliability and lower cost compared to other types.
b. Some key players operating in the wireless microphone market include AKG Acoustics, Audio-Technica Corporation, Blue, LEWITT GmbH, Rode Microphones, Samson Technologies Inc., Sennheiser Electronic GmbH & Co., Shure Incorporated, Sony Electronics, Inc., and Yamaha Corporation.
b. Key factors that are driving the market growth include growing use of these products in podcasting, public speaking, entertainment, and television broadcasting. Moreover, increase in sports events across various regions has further encouraged the global industry growth.
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