CES 2012: Yoga Electronics
As I walked past the cheery yellow booth I slowly realized is was chock full of headphones. Yoga Electronics? Hm. I seem to remember seeing the name on Head-Fi. Yoga is an OEM/ODM manufacturer supplying headphones to companies the world over. Many don't realize that most headphones are made this way. For example, Foster Electric Co. in Japan makes headphones for the likes of Sony, Panasonic, Creative, Audio-Technica, and Denon.
Yoga, it seems, is a supplier for Fischer Audio among others, and make their FA-003 evidently. Often times, however, OEM manufacturers will make slight changes at the request of the buyer, so there's no guarantee the Yoga CD-990 is exactly the same headphone as the Fischer FA-003.
There was a small alcove in the Yoga booth with a sampling of about 15 headphones I could plug into my portable rig. I have to tell you that most sounded pretty darn good. It makes me wonder if the tweaks other manufacturers ask for are improving or reducing the audio quality of headphones. I'd like to see folks like Yoga and Foster put there best foot forward and produce a product under their own name at some point. I'm thinking some of these folks really know what they're doing, and we'd find some real gems in that lot.
Here's the thread I'd seen Yoga's name in previously. Sure enough, they're talking about the Fischer cans. You'll find ClieOS, as always, the voice of reason.
Okay, time for the video. Forgot to zoom all the way back out ... gonna get grief about my nose hairs in comments on the YouTube channel ... again!