That can be a sweeping thought for a lot of people. China is such a mammoth market for industry that within it holds the good,
the bad and the downright ugly. Take a company like 'Little Dot' and 'HiFiMan' - their products speak for themselves and many enthusiasts consider them to be equal to many other manufacturers overseas with the exception that they can produce at a
cheaper price. This was obviously the main motivation for AKG but I'd be really surprised if the materials or manufacturing methods were compromised in any way.
Sometimes the 'Made in..<insert country>' tag can be very misleading. I can admit that when starting out in this hobby assuming that a small, battery powered amp 'Made in USA' by Boost-a-roo would have to be decent. Oh no, it was far and away from anything remotely acceptable with its hiss, grain and pop. It just added a bucket load of line noise and amplified it with a strange
Fiio (Designed and made in China) by comparison, makes the Boost-a-roo look like a cheap, nasty gimmick - which it is in my opinion.