Originally Posted by penmarker
I think the shape could be the same but the quality might not.
They are for certain not the same price..
The Superlux models also got a lot of flak, but they turned out to sound better than the originals from AKG, so my guess would be that they are better and cheaper, my reason for saying so is that it looks like an old model, meaning that AKG probably have not updated drivers to more efficient and modern ones, which I am quite certain that Takstar would do if they just take over the cups and headbands..
We need to remember that eventhough most members here are from the western part of the world, a country like China/India has so many people that "local" companies can expand and devolop inside their borders and we will never have a clue about it, because they got enough custumers in their own region, the western companies have to cross borders to sell enough, China has more potential custumers than Europe and USA toogether so they do not need to cross those borders..
The result of those things is that a very popular brand (and good) can outsell Sennheiser and none outside of China would know..
I do not one second believe that producing a pair of DT880 cost 5 times as much to produce, as a pair of Hi2050, I actually think that the 2050 with its much bigger driver is more expensive to produce than the beyers...
You can not even buy a pair of pads for DT880 for the price of a set 2050, those pads ARE better, but not really worth the price..
Edited by Claus-DK - 1/10/13 at 12:28pm