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The Polish in-ear monitor market has become richer in yet another serious player – a company called Craft Ears. We also think they have a chance to cause quite a stir internationally, which is due to the creator’s philosophy and the technology he is applying in the production process. Let Jędrzej Nowicki, the owner of the company, talk about his creation.

photo: Craft Ears

“Music has been surrounding me ever since I was 5. I’m a music school graduate, where I studied percussion. I also won a number of awards as a percussion player, including the Polish Champion title. After graduation, I started playing drums and percussion in a lot of bands. Apart from drumming, I also got heavily into recording, sound engineering, mixing and music writing. All that provided me with priceless knowledge as well as a ‘trained ear’, which helped a great deal in creating Craft Ears.”

“Two years ago, my universal stage in-ears broke down. I was playing a lot of gigs at the time and working in the studio so I wanted to buy some custom in-ears. Due to my love for a good sound, low-end models were out of the question and high-end ones cost too much for my financial capacities. Having been musically and technically educated (I’d also graduated from Poznań University of Technology), I got more and more interested in DIY and the idea of making in-ears by myself. The initial trials were already quite successful but still didn’t meet my expectations. I made more pairs for me until the results satisfying enough to be able to reach out to other players. I was accustomed to good sound and acquainted with quite a lot of high-end headphone and speaker pairs so I knew the sound of my in-ears could meet or even surpass the expectations of many musicians and music lovers appreciating high audio quality.”

“Since I was in the music business as a drummer, I called some friends, who immediately started helping me in the process of improving my in-ear models. About a hundred of my pairs found their way onto the Polish market at the time. They were all used by well-known and respected musicians. The whole process took about a year. After a lot of work put in many iterations and improvements to my models, it was finally time to present Craft Ears to a wider audience. I created the website as well as entered social media. In the meantime, I also made serious investments in production technologies as I wanted my products to be able to compete with all the top devices from international manufacturers in terms of both design, sound quality and comfort.”

“I received an EU grant to develop innovation within my business. That allowed us to implement a state-of-the-art 3D-printing technology, which only the biggest in-ear makers can boast now. Thanks to that, our in-ear monitors are even more comfortable and better crafted. I can see many possibilities for further applications of 3D printing in this business. Apart from my passion for music and high-quality sound, the mission of Craft Ears is to make custom in-ear monitors much more accessible to a wider group of musicians, however, without having to compromise quality or sound. What we offer is fully personalized in-ears that are made according to individual customers’ ideas. Our customer service principles are some of the most customer friendly: a 2-year warranty for each pair, a 60-day fit guarantee, and lifetime support.”

Models available

Craft TWO


  • Frequency response: 10 Hz – 17 kHz
  • Impedance: 9 Ω @ 1 kHz
  • Noise isolation: -26 dB
  • Electrical crossover: 2-way, 2 BA drivers
  • Acoustical design: 1 bore

Craft FOUR:


  • Frequency response: 15 Hz – 22 kHz
  • Impedance: 10 Ω @ 1 kHz
  • Noise isolation: -26 dB
  • Electrical crossover: 4-way, 4 BA drivers
  • Acoustical design: 3 bores

Upon purchasing a pair of Craft Ears monitors, a buyer may personalize his or her product. The options include:

  • Cable color
  • Hardcase type
  • Shell color
  • Faceplate color and material
  • Custom graphic / logo