Audio has been Dan’s passion since he was four years old and rocked out air-guitar to The Beatles on his dad’s McIntosh tube amp and Wharfedale speakers. During college he worked in a high-end retail audio boutique and focused his studies on analog power amplifiers.
As the personal audio market exploded with the advent of innovative devices like the Apple iPod and smartphones, Dan became interested in the associated headphone market and in 2008 began working on modifying and improving headphones for personal enjoyment. He joined a community of enthusiasts who modified headphones where he both learned and shared a lot about the craft.
In April 2012 he founded MrSpeakers to bring his ideas to market. Initially, MrSpeakers modified headphones made by other vendors for resale, a solution that allowed Dan to fund development of his own ground-up designs without incurring debt or seeking funding from investors.
In 2019 MrSpeakers became Dan Clark Audio, and today is an industry leader in both open and closed planar headphones.