Sound Masking System Market

Sound Masking System Market Segmentation By Type (Automatic and Manual); By Type of Technology (QT100, QT200 and QT600) and By End User (Hotels, Hospitals, Recording Studios, Offices and Others - Global Industry Demand Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2018-2027

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Inflation and Looming Recession to Haunt Businesses:

In 2022 & 2023, market players expected to sail in rough waters; might incur losses due to huge gap in currency translation followed by contracting revenues, shrinking profit margins & cost pressure on logistics and supply chain. Further, U.S. economy is expected to grow merely by 3% in 2022. Purchasing power in the country is expected to fell nearly by 2.5%.
On the other hand, European countries to see the worst coming in the form of energy crisis especially in upcoming winters!! Right after COVID-19, inflation has started gripping the economies across the globe. Higher than anticipated inflation, especially in western world had raised concerns for national banks and financial institutions to control the economic loss and safeguard the interest of the businesses. Increased interest rates, strong USD inflated oil prices, looming prices for gas and energy resources due to Ukraine-Russia conflict, China economic slowdown (~4% in 2022) disrupting the production and global supply chain and other factors would impact each industry negatively.

In The News

  • December 2018: Biamp Systems announced that it has acquired one of the pioneers of sound masking system market, Cambridge Sound Management (CSM) from Gladstone Investment Corp.

  • August 2019: Soft db announced that it has launched a Chicago Plenum variety of one of its sound masking speaker products, the SMS-SURF4, which complies with the regulations of the City of Chicago Environmental Air (CCEA).

Market Overview

The growth of the global sound masking system market is thriving on the back of growing advancement in sound technology systems which has led to the birth of sound masking systems, along with the need for silence in most public buildings and public spaces. Sound masking systems include a set of speakers, sensors and amplifiers, interconnected to each other. The speakers are installed in different places where there is a necessity to reduce unwanted noise. These speakers produce two different type of noises, namely white noise and pink noise, which makes the user present in the area to perceive as if there are no background sound distractions. Sound masking systems are widely used for places which require silence, such as offices and hospitals, as any distractions through noise reduces the level of concentration of the workers present in the environment.

The global sound masking system market reached around USD 150 million in the year 2018 and is expected to cross USD 220 million by the end of 2027 by registering a CAGR of around 5% across the globe over the forecast period 2019-2027.

Growth Highlights based on Region during 2018-2027

The global sound masking system market is segmented by regions into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Middle East and Africa. Among these regions, the market of Europe sound masking system is driven primarily by nations such as Germany, UK, France, Spain and others, where Germany held the dominant market share of around 15% during the year 2018. The growth in the region can be attributed to the overall growth in the hotel industry backed by increasing revenue per available rooms (RevPAR) and increasing number of exhibitions being organized in hotels. Additionally, Europe is expected to expand by observing the growth rate of around 1.50x during the assessment period, which in turn is estimated to have a positive effect on the demand for sound masking systems in the long run.

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Further, U.S. and Canada are the prominent countries that are driving the growth of the North America sound masking system market where U.S. accounted for the largest market share of around 82% in the year 2017. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SAMPLE REPORT

The study further incorporates Y-O-Y Growth, demand & supply and forecast future opportunity in North America (United States, Canada), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of LATAM), Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, BENELUX [Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg], NORDIC [Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland], Poland, Russia, Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific), Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC [Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman], North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa).

Market Segmentation Synopsis

By Type of Technology

The global sound masking system market has been segmented on the basis of type of technology into QT100, QT200 and QT600. QT100 segment, with around 43% share in the year 2018, occupies the largest market of sound masking systems across the globe. Additionally, the QT100 segment is anticipated to cross USD 100 million by the end of 2027 and is anticipated to flourish at a CAGR of around 5% over the forecast period.

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Market Drivers and Challenges

Growth Indicators

Over the years, a massive surge in the number of residential and commercial buildings have been observed which is anticipated to raise the need for the deployment of a large number of sound masking systems. Moreover, commercial and office spaces have seen a dynamic change in the design perspective. The demand for spaces which promote a calm environment has also grown significantly. Moreover, in the recent years, office spaces have transformed to follow open space policies. As such, the level of noise inside these open space offices have increased significantly owing to the conversations of the employees, which at times might be disturbing to other people, breaking their concentration. The increasing need to address such issues raises the need to deploy sound masking systems, which in turn is anticipated to drive the growth of the market throughout the forecast period.


Lack of awareness for sound masking systems amongst individuals and business organizations is anticipated to effect negatively towards the growth of the global sound masking system market.

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Key Questions Answered in the Report

1) What are the major factors driving the growth of the Sound Masking System market?

Ans: Increasing urbanization and the infrastructural developments, along with growing need for silent indoor premises are some of the major factors that are driving the growth of the market.

2) What would be the CAGR of Sound Masking System market over the forecast period?

Ans: The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of around 5% over the forecast period, i.e. 2019-2027.

4) Which region will provide more business opportunities for growth of Sound Masking System market in future?

Ans: With the presence of nations such as U.S. and Canada in North America, the region is anticipated to provide more business opportunities for the growth of the market in the future.

5) Who are the major players dominating the Sound Masking System market?

Ans: The major players in the global sound masking system market are Biamp Systems, Soft db, Lencore Acoustics Corp., Dukane AV, Pro Acoustics® LLC, K.R. Moeller Associates Ltd., Soundmask Global Pty. Ltd., MPS LLC and Vibra-Sonic Control.

6) How are the company profiles selected?

Ans: The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determines the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

7) What are the major segments in the global sound masking system market?

Ans: The market is majorly segmented by type, by type of technology, by end user and by region.

8) What can be the significant growth opportunity for the type of technology segment in the global sound masking system market?

Ans: The QT100 segment, which is a sub-segment of the type of technology segment, held a share of around 43% in the year 2018 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of around 5% over the forecast period.

8) What are the restraining factors for the market?

Ans: Lack of awareness of sound masking systems is a major factor anticipated to act as a barrier towards the growth of the global sound masking system market.

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