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Lol at people keep boasting about $1xx headphone that made in austria. In terms of manufacturing capability. China crushes austria in all ends. Anything that makes austria famous? Meh.
Errr... Not boasting. Just stating a fact. And duh that China will crush anyone in terms of production capability. They have a population of 1.3 billion. The difference is in the approach to manufacturing, not about numbers. China's manufacturing is cheap because of labor rates, but things are manufactured through subcontracts and (AFAIK) no foreign company has a formal factory in China. But that also means that Chinese doctrine of "quantity or quality" or "as long as it works it's good enough" is something to bear. It doesn't mean that the quality will be bad; but it does mean that the stuff made there will be as good as the original at best, but more often than not, slightly subpar due to the way they utilize labor in those factories as well as the overall approach to manufacturing itself.
This is getting political and I don't want a debate on politics. What I actually wanted to touch on wasn't that China couldn't make something worth the asking price, but rather than there is some negative impression of Chinese products in general. This isn't necessarily the case with all of China's products. For example, I would have no qualms about buying a HIFIMAN HE560. But there is a difference between a Chinese brand and manufacturer that knows the ins and outs of manufacturing in China through their own factories (so any loss due to poor QC are more significant) than foreign contractors that have no real say in the manufacturing process and can only judge based on the final result. Which is why in the case of say the TH900, if it was made in China, that's fine. But I WOULD EXPECT it to be made in Japan. Why? because it's a Japanese company and when it comes to their flagship stuff I expect it to be made to the highest standard by THEIR factory and not some sub-contracted factory in China. If it's HIFIMAN I'm buying stuff from, of course I expect it to come from China!
Th900 made in Japan and hd800 made in germany. Thats just too bad MD did not do a drop on those.
Or perhaps you can try k812. The best from akg austria.
The K812 did drop, but I passed because I was in on the Ei.XX CIEM drop at the time. Also, although I have no doubts about the K812's ability, I think that general opinion is that the HD800 is the better headphone. So I'd rather than that. I am a fan of both AKG and Sennheiser, but I like Senn just a had more than I do AKG.
How much did the K812 drop for?