As the title says, made in America is becoming quite important to me.
I am selling my Hifiman and Sennheisers to afford a nice made in USA headphone.
Any suggestions? It’s kind of hard to find… Open back and over ears preferably
Here’s what I have so far:
IMO I personally am not a fan of the aeon flow open which is what the aeon open x is based on, imo too compressed sounding, and also engaging imo. The ether cx is more enjoyable but imo also suffers from the same compression. If you look around you can get the aeon 2 open direct from dca bstock or open box for 700 when they come back iirc
Also I think the audeze lcd 1 is also in your budget
It depends on what you are after sound wise, the lcd 1 almost has like a harman neutral tuning and is pretty nice for its technicalities and refinement for the price. They aren’t as fun as the other audeze but it’s more of a neutral and accurate sound
The g cush pads are less on ear, but still kinda on ear lol. Well, I think if you really want to buy direct and not consider used, the lcd 1 seems like a solid option, and the drop open x did improve upon the flow open and is pretty decent (but still not my fave). The carbon would be a really interesting pick, I actually think you might really like those imo, very fun, impactful, and recreate interesting space, also great for bass and midrange
There are way more us electronics makers for audio than headphones lol, I mean other ones would be the campfire cascade which is closed and is above your budget, and zmf stuff is above your budget. And other us brands don’t actually make the headphones in the us. Now that I think about it idk if the lcd 1 is made in the us
Pretty sure those are made in the us for sure, as with grado and the hawks. The higher end lcd line starting with the 2 is made in the us. Also looking the lcd 1 is actually made in the us looking on audeze site