I’ve just bought Audioquest Cinnamon 12m LAN cable. Actually I was surprised when I saw text on the package “Cable Made and Assembled in China”. Also the box is pretty cheap looking. I don’t know maybe it is normal for Audioquest, but it seems strange considering the price.
Can anyone confirm that this is normal? Maybe some of the members also have Audioquest cables assembled in China.
I’ve read that there are a lot of counterfeits of AudioQuest cables on the market.
Welcome to FAKE World, its a significant industry in ‘the fareast’, there are no controls, no laws, no nothing & no respect of intellectual property. Its one of the drivers that Trump is focusing his trade sanctions on against China. Look around, its everywhere, no brand is safe, especially the highend (highcost) ones… Nike, Burberry, Cartier, Tiffany, Rolex, RayBan, Gucci, Viagra, Adidas, Chanel, Levi’s, Samsung … the list is endless, buyer beware.
But I always buy direct from Apple or from an accredited dealer. I don’t have a quibble with Chinese made products as long as they are made to a specification, the problem comes when you seek to buy as cheaply as possible.
Packaging quality is difficult to judge as being “genuine” or “fake” without a reference, knowing the source of the product would be a better starting point for any appraisal of originality wouldn’t it?
Was the cable purchased from a recognised Audioquest dealer or at a greatly discounted price from an unrecognised online source?
if its the former, I’d be assured that i was getting a genuine product which may meet my expectations and accept that packaging quality may be compromised in order to focus on the quality of the product contained within but so hard to be sure without the details…
I bought it from very famous online UK shop (not sure if I can mention the name here). It specialises on hi-end equipment. The price was 350 Eur for 12m Cinnamon. So this is normal price, not discounted or “bid” type.