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Fostex T50RP -- What country was it made in?

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Hi, just got a new Fostex T50RP.  I noticed that the box does not list a country of origin.  Nor do the headphones have a "Made in..." sticker/info.  The instruction booklet says it was printed in China, but where were the cans made???  Anyone know?  Does your headphone say the country of origin?  Am I blind and can't find it?  Thanks for any info!

post #2 of 14
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bump.  Anyone know?  Thanks.

post #3 of 14

Does it matter?

 

Will you not buy them if they are made in China?

 

EDIT: WIKI says they are from Japan. You probably got a fake, you better return them and- They don't make fake T50RPs


Edited by BotByte - 9/14/11 at 8:40pm
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japan.gif

my guess.

post #5 of 14
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Of course it matters.  I like to know what I'm buying.  And, it's required that products list the country of origin.

 

As for Chinese products, I never mentioned China.  You did.  I wonder why?   
 

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Originally Posted by BotByte View Post

Does it matter?

 

Will you not buy them if they are made in China?

 

EDIT: WIKI says they are from Japan. You probably got a fake, you better return them and- They don't make fake T50RPs



 

post #6 of 14

Ask the store where you bought them.

 

Problem solved.

post #7 of 14
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I bought them online... I guess I'll send them an email.  But I was hoping some headfier's could help me out.  

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Ask the store where you bought them.

 

Problem solved.



 

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The instruction booklet says it was printed in China, but where were the cans made???
 

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Originally Posted by ssuh View Post

Of course it matters.  I like to know what I'm buying.  And, it's required that products list the country of origin.

 

As for Chinese products, I never mentioned China.  You did.  I wonder why?   
 

You inferred about them being made in China

 

Guess what, they are. Made in China and designed by the Japanese. Probably made in the same factory that makes ibuds.
 

 

post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 

How do you know they were made in China? 
 

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You inferred about them being made in China

 

Guess what, they are. Made in China and designed by the Japanese. Probably made in the same factory that makes ibuds.
 

 



 

post #10 of 14

I think I've heard that they were made by the Japanese in China as well, couldn't give you a source though.

post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 

Why would you go straight to this thought?  You must have some issues to work out.  I simply stated that the manual said where it was printed, but the cans themselves did not have a "made in" sticker.  I thought it was odd that the more important item didn't say where it was made.  You tried to make this into a bigger deal.  
 

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Will you not buy them if they are made in China?

 


 

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Originally Posted by BotByte View Post



You inferred about them being made in China

 

Guess what, they are. Made in China and designed by the Japanese. Probably made in the same factory that makes ibuds.
 

 

According to Wikipedia, Fostex IS the sole producer of iBuds. Who knew.
 

 

post #13 of 14
my guess is they are not made in china... i am looking to buy some now so i looked at some chinese websites to compare prices (i visit china often) and the price in china is double what it is in the US... but that doesn't always mean anything.
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my guess is they are not made in china... i am looking to buy some now so i looked at some chinese websites to compare prices (i visit china often) and the price in china is double what it is in the US... but that doesn't always mean anything.

 

Dang, Dude, you bumped a thread that is over a year old since the last posting.  The Fostex headphones are made in Japan.  A year and half back (or so) when Japan was affected by the major earthquake, it did have some impact on the production capabilities of Fostex while they were rebuilding.  Now, does their whole line get made in Japan?  That's a good question.  Also, Fostex used to make the "D" series by Denon, which up until 9 months ago were being produced. 

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