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Audiophile cables, an interesting question.

Discussion in 'Sound Science' started by viralrazor, Sep 20, 2011.
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  1. dvw
    Not true. I know the owner of the factory and I visited the factory just 6 months ago. I have seen both the products in production. The factory also happened to be the only Apple approved factory in headphones. So I don't think any sourcing will change in the near future.
     
  2. Steve Eddy

    What factory exactly? Gizmodo says beats are being made by HTC of Taiwan. Is that true or not?

    se
     
  3. arnyk
     
     
    I strongly suspect that is exactly true, both the inability to  understand EE 200 level classes about fields, waves, and signals; and the fact that even if they could, it wouldn't make a bit of difference.
     
    There's plenty of evidence that the lead engineers at the magic cable companies can't understand this material, either.
     
  4. arnyk
     
     
    The reason why so many well-educated cable designers accept that multiple stranding, cable capacitance and inductance are irrelevant in home audio cables is because real life experiments conducted over the ages by many folks confirms the theoretical conclusion that they are irrelevant. Theory predicts that they may be relevant at RF frequencies and for cables that are miles long, and real life experiments affirm that as well.
     
    Please provide a reference to even one example of what you claim.
     
  5. dvw
    I can  only tell you the factory name in a PM. Factories does not like outsider to disclose their client list. This factory is a fully integrated headphone manufacturer and has been in business for over twenty years. They have three locations in China manufacturing  all components including drivers and cable. HTC was only an investor and they have no facility for headphones manufacturing. Monster was the lead in manufacturing and design and was the direct contact since Beats has no resource. Beats took over later. I don't know exactly the detail transaction only approximately. This factory manufactured almost most of the high end phones reviewed here on head-fi. This is why sometimes it is funny when people compared manufacturing quality between different phones as if they're from two factories when they came from the same factory.
     
  6. Steve Eddy

    Then I wonder how they get their clients. Must have a secret handshake or something. :p



    Ah, ok.

    Thanks!

    se
     
  7. sonitus mirus
    My Google-fu found this easy enough.
     
    http://www.kainorway-tech.com/about-us/
     
  8. StanD
    Don't be so quick, they seem to be selling stuff. They have listed $5-10 Million in revenue, hardly what I'd expect from an outfit that manufactures for so many other bigtime companies.
     
  9. Steve Eddy
  10. sonitus mirus
     
    It seems that they are a counterfeiter.  The press release for this manufacturing firm has a link to a website (http://www.fivestar-creative.com) that was shut down by a US federal court order for selling products bearing counterfeit trademarks.
     
    http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/brands-and-products-at-manufactured-by-hk-rui-qi-development-co-405411.htm
     
    Anyone can purchase a 1000 fake units and resell them on Ebay or even Amazon, as long as they can cover their tracks.  Scary.
     
  11. StanD
    We all know that old saying, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't."
     
  12. Toom

    That's not the saying.
     
  13. arnyk
  14. Toom
    It's like when people (mostly Americans) say "I could care less."

    Has the opposite meaning.
     
  15. StanD
    OK, so you know what I meant. Isn't good or is too good to be true.
     
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