The Biz: CIEM Companies in Japan

Japan is perhaps the most headphone/earphone-obsessed place in the world. It's home to audio powerhouses like Audio-Technica, Sony, JVC and more. ODM/OEM giant Fostex is a Japanese company. High quality cables from Mogami and high-end cable production techniques like OCC (Ohno Continuous Casting) originate from the land of the rising sun. Components from makers such …

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Best in the Biz: The Top CIEM Companies in 2013

I picked these companies through multi-faceted criteria of technical superiority, logistical reliability, build quality, art, value, and spectacle --- it's not necessarily about who makes the absolute best-sounding CIEMs --- it's about who pulls it off the best in a whole package, and who will remain a mover and shaker in this industry years from …