Now that we’ve nailed down the sound we were aiming for, it’s time to tie the rest of the details together. Based on the research we’ve done for past audiophile products, we know the community likes a dark blue color for its gear. For this IEM, we want to make the housing somewhat translucent to highlight the internal components. Look for the balanced-armature drivers—each one resembles a little metal brick with wires on the back and a spout on the front.
At the same time, we’re working with two existing partners to make custom cables and source a variety of comfortable, great-fitting ear tips.