Nice Cans and RK Audiology
Key Products: Various headphone components from Beyerdynamic, Fostex, Leckerton Audio, Musical Fidelity, and others, with support for various makes of custom-fit in-ear monitors through RK Audiology.
Neither Nice Cans nor RK Audiology, both based in Austin, TX, are manufacturers of headphone products, but both are helping out the cause by making high-performance headphone and in-ear monitoring products more accessible within the Austin marketplace. There is also interesting and useful synergy between Nice Cans and RK Audiology, whose operations are located within the same building.
Nice Cans, headed by Patrick Sutton, is a new appointment-only retailer of upper-end headphones and related electronics, while RK Audiology, headed by Paula Rivers and Janet Krueger, is a full-service audiology service provider with extensive experience in fitting customers for custom-fit in-ear monitors from ACS Custom, JH Audio, Ultimate Ears, and Westone and others.
Nice Cans and RK Audiology are able to work in a convenient and collaborative way, making cross-referrals where appropriate to leverage one another’s areas of expertise.
SOME COOL MEMBER-OWNED SYSTEMS…
Summing Up: Should you discover that a Head-Fi meet is being held near you, I strongly encourage you to attend. I think I can safely say that you will find it an eye and ear-opening experieince.