which cans are not made in china?
Aug 9, 2007 at 4:34 PM Post #16 of 98

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Aren't Grado drivers made by Primo in japan?

Not that japan is china, just sayin.



I was under the impression that, just like the cartridges; the drivers were wound and manufactured right there in the Brooklyn basement.
 
Aug 9, 2007 at 4:43 PM Post #17 of 98

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Sennheiser's HD580/6X0 series, Shure, Westone, UE, Beyerdynamic, Grado (all but iGrado), and Stax are all of the top of my head.
 
Aug 9, 2007 at 4:47 PM Post #18 of 98

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They don't want their phones priced out of the market? In any case "unreasonable profits" seems more theological than a statement having anything to do with real business.


Actually I was just defending the Chinese worker with that comment. Like anywhere else in the world; they can and do make excellent products, but are quite often dismissed as producing inferior merchandise, especially if a sweatshop environment is inferred.

...which of course is true no matter the location.
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In any case "unreasonable profits" seems more theological than a statement having anything to do with real business.


"in profits we trust"
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"unreasonable profits" may be subjective, but I do not see where it has much to do with theology



These days it is increasingly difficult to buy much of anything not made (at least partially) in China.
Particularly since this information is not always indicated on the label or packaging.
 
Aug 9, 2007 at 5:03 PM Post #20 of 98

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My HD580 was made in Ireland, the K81DJ I had was from Austria.
 
Aug 9, 2007 at 5:23 PM Post #21 of 98

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I was under the impression that, just like the cartridges; the drivers were wound and manufactured right there in the Brooklyn basement.


They are, this came up in an interview with grado and thats what they said.
 
Aug 9, 2007 at 5:28 PM Post #22 of 98

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They are, this came up in an interview with grado and thats what they said.


Cool; thanx!
 
Aug 9, 2007 at 6:05 PM Post #25 of 98

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I think you have to narrow it down model by model. I wouldn't be surprised if they ALL have a model or 2 made in China by some bulk fab-house.

RS1-USA
SR60-USA
HD580-Ireland
K240s-Austria
HF1-USA
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Aug 9, 2007 at 6:07 PM Post #26 of 98

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I think most of the higher end models are not made in China.

Shure lower end IEMs are all currently made in China & this applies to many other brands.

Basically, we are talking about cost & competitness in the current market now.

Price should indicate where it's made in but not for some.
 
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Aren't Grado drivers made by Primo in japan?


They are very protective about that... no one knows for certain.
 
Aug 9, 2007 at 9:06 PM Post #30 of 98

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shure moved its manufacturer plants to china since early 2006. shure e3c, e4c, e5c are now made in china. you would prob. not be able to find an E5c made in Mexico or USA.
 

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