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AKG Q701 Fake? "Made in China"

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 

Hello Head FI forums :)

Before 2 weeks ago i bought pair of headphone Akg q701 From Ebayfrom a shop in the US.

Today, 22/06/13 i recieved them and i noticed something wierd,

I was looked at the front of the headphone and i noticed that there isn't written "Made in Austria".

(i watched alot of video clips in the youtube and the web and i always saw "Made in Austria" written on the headphone)

when i looked at the back of the neckband i saw that is written "made in china"..

i'm worried that i bought fake pair of akg q701 headphones.

someone know if they changed there manufacture place for this pair or i just bought fake one :( ?

Please help me :{

Thanks

 

Picture: http://imgur.com/FCgmN6l

post #2 of 24

I'm will to guess AKG started manufacturing the Q701 in China.

I'm assuming the headphones sound great.

post #3 of 24

Fakes would never say it was made in China.


Edited by asdafaasda - 6/21/13 at 4:49pm
post #4 of 24
Thread Starter 
Ok, thanks for the answer
post #5 of 24
Thread Starter 

Someone also has AKG Q701 that was made in China?

post #6 of 24

Please contact AKG and ask them.

post #7 of 24

I wanted to find out for myself, so I just send Harmon/AKG and email.

Also asked the question on AKG's Facebook page.

post #8 of 24
Thread Starter 

This is Akg Answer: (from facebook page)

 

Hi Bar, (this is my name)

You are right, this is the official AKG Facebook channel.

Yes, the Q701 is manufactured in China. Although we make a substantial portion of our products right here in Vienna, it often makes sense to fabricate selected products in additional manufacturing facilities. Rest assured that no matter where an official AKG-branded product is made it does meet our stringent Quality Control tests and criteria. We carefully select manufacturing partners and testing is carried out by AKG employees on all products.

In order to be certain to get an original AKG product, we advice to buy at an official AKG dealer. You can easily find the AKG dealer in your country herehttp://eu.akg.com/akg-find-dealer-eu.html

Best, 
Your AKG Team

(i don't understand what they meant)

post #9 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by barpazazaz View Post

This is Akg Answer: (from facebook page)

 

Hi Bar, (this is my name)

You are right, this is the official AKG Facebook channel.

Yes, the Q701 is manufactured in China. Although we make a substantial portion of our products right here in Vienna, it often makes sense to fabricate selected products in additional manufacturing facilities. Rest assured that no matter where an official AKG-branded product is made it does meet our stringent Quality Control tests and criteria. We carefully select manufacturing partners and testing is carried out by AKG employees on all products.

In order to be certain to get an original AKG product, we advice to buy at an official AKG dealer. You can easily find the AKG dealer in your country herehttp://eu.akg.com/akg-find-dealer-eu.html

Best, 
Your AKG Team

(i don't understand what they meant)

"I don't understand what they meant"?

post #10 of 24
Thread Starter 
Nvm 😁
post #11 of 24
Lol

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post #12 of 24

They sare simply saying that they produce Q701 in China as well but that neither prooves nor denies the genuinity of your headphones. Maybe you shoul take them to a AKG dealer and compare to a pair of Q701s on display. I personally did not see any Q701s that are made in China before.

post #13 of 24
Maybe they manufacture in China for certain markets, and in Austria for others (to avoid import duties in China, for instance).
post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by CJG888 View Post

Maybe they manufacture in China for certain markets, and in Austria for others (to avoid import duties in China, for instance).

 

Well I would be more suspicious in case of US then since there are stricter regulations against the Chinese products compared to the EU products.

post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by reeshahn View Post

They sare simply saying that they produce Q701 in China as well but that neither prooves nor denies the genuinity of your headphones. Maybe you shoul take them to a AKG dealer and compare to a pair of Q701s on display. I personally did not see any Q701s that are made in China before.

Just heard back from the AKG rep, Q701s are now Made in China.

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