This anti-Chinese made nonsense needs to stop. The K612 as well as others have been made in China for a while now, and no one I know has had any reliability or any sort of issue with them. As someone who directly compared a K612 with an Austrian made K712, there are no build differences whatsoever, headband differences aside. One can say the K612 is better than the K712, and I wouldn't be mad at that statement.
Then theres the fact that some of the most popular headphones are made in China like Hifiman, and some of the best built dac amps are also made there (Audio GD).
Just stop it already. It's a stupid, stupid prejudice and over generalization.
Ironic enough that the K812 is Austrian made, and has a lot more issues than I've ever seen with the K612 or K702.
Thinking about it a a little more, there is the prejudice because of a history of shoddy quality, but there is also the very real "Chinese labor is very cheap," which indeed is a profit for the company (which sometimes results in lower consumer price, and maybe AKG had to with the Q701 price so low) but also supports sometimes in humane working situations. A few years back there was a big news blurb about the employee suicides at Foxconn, and here in America I am working and looking for higher pay, can't imagine how it is in some of these factories.