Founded in 2020, in a tiny basement workshop, Audiophile Ninja has grown from hacking out a handful of cables on eBay, to selling 1300+ product variations globally across 3 sales channels; all while maintaining 5 star rating on Etsy, and 100% positive feedback on eBay. Wow. That was a mouthful.
It started years ago, sometime around 2016, when Jeremy was living in California and began making his own headphone cables because he just couldn’t find an aftermarket cable that was up to snuff. The cables supplied with his high-quality headphones were too long and thin, constantly getting tangled into a horrifying mess spawned by C’thulu itself. And all the aftermarket cables forced a person to debate selling a random body part on the black market, only to pay for a few wires held together by heat shrink.
Jeremy needed something else, something better. He started making cables for himself as a personal hobby, with an old soldering iron, on a flimsy table in the corner of his home office.
Jeremy had been working in corporate America for over 15 yrs, but had always dreamed of starting his own business. He was driven by solving challenges, creating relationships, and initiating change in the organizations where he worked. The idea was always lingering in the back of his mind; why not tackle these same challenges and push the limits in a business he could create and own.
A Dream Takes Shape:
Then in 2019, Jeremy began to design cables in his spare time, to take the next step and test the waters a bit. Over the course of a year, hundreds of cables were built and tested with various connectors, wires, sheathing, adhesives, and other parts, with the sole purpose of finding the perfect combination for a professional level cable at a price everyone could afford. The goal was to build the cables here in the good ol’ US of A, using local and global parts, and build the best no-BS cables at the lowest price we could possibly offer.
By the end of 2019, product designs were set, parts were sourced, manufacturing equipment was purchased, quality controls were in place, and the business was setup. It was time.
Jeremy created Audiophile Ninja in 2020.
At launch in early 2020, Audiophile Ninja began offering 6 Headphone Varieties, 2 Amp Connector Options, and 1 standard length for a whopping total of 11 varieties of cables. (We’d love to round to an even 12, but sadly the AKG/Beyer headphone is limited to single-ended and can’t benefit from the balanced 4-Pin XLR amp connector option.)
The goal was to release a handful of initial products, learn from customer feedback, make necessary improvements, and grow in scale once the products were rock solid; continuous improvement where quality will always be the number one focus. 6 months later, we expanded to over 300+ cable variations for our customers.
In 2021, we hired 3 employees to keep up with the demand, and now in 2022, we have grown to now offer over 1300+ cable variations, in addition to new accessory products!
We live by the standards we create and will not sell a headphone cable that we will not exclusively use ourselves. By using our own gear, we can design and build our products better for our customers and continuously improve them over time.
We have come a long way in a short period of time, and are always exploring new product options for the future.
Should you have any product suggestions or feedback, please shoot us an email at email@example.com. We’d love to hear thoughts and suggestions to how we can grow even further together.
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Jeremy Eskritt received a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Business Administration minor from Marquette University in 2005. He is Green Belt certified in Six Sigma, and has held various IT and Operations global leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies, such as GE and Nielsen. Randomly, he is also a GIA Certified Graduate Gemologist. In his most recent corporate role, Jeremy was a Operations Program Director and Integration leader for NeoGenomics, a leading cancer diagnostics company, and was responsible for driving multiple $100M+ business acquisitions as well as executing process improvement initiatives across the entire organization.
Much of that experience has set forth the foundation of Audiophile Ninja’s Business Principles.
Besides travelling the world every chance he gets, Jeremy jam packs his free time dabbling in dozens of hobbies across audio (imagine that!), video games (he calls Eorzea, Azeroth, and Runeterra home), motorcycles (love that old 2001 Ducati), home automation technology (Pi anyone?), enjoying wine, beer, and bourbon, and can even be caught dabbling a bit in maple syrup production, beekeeping, and brewing from time to time. To say the least, he’s continuously busy building projects and loves learning new skills.