My love affair with music began more than 30 years ago when I was a kid. Even at that tender age I was concerned I would get bored by some music and I never ever listened to an album (or god forbid – a song) twice in a row. Little has changed, although today I have thousands of albums in my collection and do not feel the need to immediately replay tracks.
My early experiences of music, when Slovenia was still part of Yugoslavia, was on incredibly rough listening equipment. Hi-Fi’s were not in my reach due to high prices and import issues. So I made one myself and for two decades listened to it almost every day. The emotions music evoked in me back then have made me the person I am today … and so began the inspiration for Erzetich Audio.
In my teens, I studied electronics and have been involved with sound ever since, although my professional career took me in the direction of design, illustration and photography.
Because of my infectious passion for music, I suppose it was inevitable I would be in a band – and sure enough, in high school I began playing guitar with friends in various garages. As a musician, more than ten years later, I released four albums; one with US label, Wampus Multimedia, two with German label, Black Rain, and one with my own label, Neversun.
Above: Performance of my musical project in 2007 opening for Marilyn Manson.
My journey through music also gave me experience as a studio sound engineer both on and off-stage. Music has always played a central role in my life of course, but I earned a living as a freelance designer. In 2012, I decided to combine my passion and my talent and founded Erzetich. My ambition now is to build premium quality personal audio that merge form with function.
But most of all, I want like-minded aficionados to enjoy music with the same quality of sound as I do.
Blending my knowledge of electronics, acoustics and design, I am able to accomplish my goals. So far I have created four headphone amps and two models of headphones, all of which have been well received by industry reviewers, professional musicians and fellow audiophiles. The designs have been applauded for their unobtrusive and timeless look and have featured in many magazines. When I design a product, I intend to create a work of art.
I am under no illusion that high-end headphone systems are not as popular as they should be, but I like to think I am doing my bit to persuade people otherwise. And pure music lovers all agree with me. In a short space of time, Erzetich Audio products are already making a name for themselves. All of them have been described as “the top in its class.” They are not my words, but the praise of a reviewer. But I won’t disagree.