AFAIK the only AKGs made in Austria now are the K712 Pro and upcoming K812. So I doubt it's fake. You can contact AKG to be sure. I'm a little surprised to see the Anniversary edition showing up there though. I thought their production would run out before that happened, and they seem a little less "Special Edition" when not being made in Austria. Maybe AKG decided they weren't so "limited edition" after all, and decided to keep making them as long as people buy them. Regardless of where they were made, if you payed nearly 500 I think you overpayed a bit considering most people get them for <375.
I'm surprised at how negative your reaction is to a headphone made in China though. Chinese production has gotten much better over the years, and assembling these headphones isn't rocket-science. It's just people snapping together pieces, aka hand-assembled - not really "hand-crafted". If you absolutely must have a made in Austria headphone, I'd say get the K712 but you can probably expect the same "piece of crap" build and sound quality that you have with those Anniversaries.
Edited by chicolom - 10/19/13 at 2:35pm