In a world where smartphones are increasingly available at a fraction of the price of PCs, a device that costs less to manufacture is a very good thing.
For the average consumer, though, that’s not always the case.
A new report by an Australian firm has found that a single USB-connected device can cost between $1,500 and $2,500 to buy.
The devices include Bluetooth headphones, wireless speakers, earbuds and more.
The report, entitled The Cost of Wireless Bluetooth Speakers: A New Price List, found that one-third of the devices reviewed cost between about $400 and $500.
This is an indication of the challenges facing the wireless market, which continues to evolve and grow.
The research firm ABI Research found that the average cost of a Bluetooth speaker is between $400 to $600, and that some $2.2 billion of that goes towards production and marketing.
“Bluetooth speakers are a bit of an expensive piece of equipment, especially compared to other consumer electronics,” says Andrew Jones, the chief technology officer at the Australian firm.
“They’re not cheap.
It’s the same with other audio technologies like headphones. “
It’s a very, very high cost.
It’s the same with other audio technologies like headphones.
They need to be serviced and tested.”
Jones says the majority of Bluetooth speakers are being sold online for $300 to $500, with most of the other items costing between $200 and $300.
Some manufacturers are using these models as a benchmark to compare prices.
Jones says it’s possible that a Bluetooth headset will become a “very niche product,” and a lot of people won’t even be aware of the extra cost.
“That’s why we’ve created this new report that we’re releasing today, which is just for consumers,” he says.
We’ve also looked at different Bluetooth headsets in terms of price range. “
We’ve looked at the average price of Bluetooth headphones from different manufacturers.
We’ve also looked at different Bluetooth headsets in terms of price range.
So we’ve compared them and the average is about $350.”
Jones said the company had found that about 50 per cent of consumers were buying their first Bluetooth headset for less than $300, while another 25 per cent were buying Bluetooth headphones for $350 or less.
“In that group, we’ve found that around 40 per cent are buying them for under $200,” he said.
“The rest are buying for $400, $500 and up.”
While this isn’t a very compelling figure for the average person, the company says the average amount of money consumers are spending on these devices has risen.
“This is a testament to the high demand for wireless Bluetooth headphones in Australia,” he added.
“People are actually buying them online, buying them on the secondary market, buying on ebay.com and they are all buying for less.”
In the past year, the average monthly cost of one Bluetooth headset has risen from $600 to $1.5,000, while the average purchase price has risen by about $100.
That doesn’t necessarily mean that consumers are getting better value for their money, however.
“You have to compare apples to apples,” Jones said.
“[But] the fact that there’s such a large number of Bluetooth headsets available online is certainly encouraging for consumers.”
One Bluetooth speaker, a pair of Beats headphones, are the only headphones that can be bought for under a thousand dollars.
However, that isn’t surprising, since the majority are not Bluetooth.
“A lot of consumers have been using Bluetooth headphones online for years,” Jones says.
The company also found that there was a trend of consumers using a range of Bluetooth products in their homes.
“Most people use a range-to-speaker Bluetooth speaker or Bluetooth speaker as a primary source for music,” Jones explained.
“Many people also use Bluetooth headphones or Bluetooth speakers for home entertainment.”
The Bluetooth speaker and Bluetooth speaker accessory industry is in a big rush to make Bluetooth devices accessible and affordable.
In the U.S., for example, the industry has been busy building out a range for speakers and speakers accessories.
In Canada, the Bluetooth speaker market is growing, while in Australia, a growing number of manufacturers are focusing on Bluetooth speakers.
“These are the kinds of products that we’ve seen from companies like Amazon and Google in the last few years,” he noted.
“If you’ve been doing your research and looking at the various Bluetooth products that are available for sale, you’ll see that there are plenty of options available to consumers.” “
While the average $350 price of a new wireless Bluetooth speaker could be a good deal”
If you’ve been doing your research and looking at the various Bluetooth products that are available for sale, you’ll see that there are plenty of options available to consumers.”
While the average $350 price of a new wireless Bluetooth speaker could be a good deal