Luckily human creativity beats economy of scale.
Harman now a Samsung company, but once the respectable Harman Kardon US brand has fallen a prey to economy of scale.
Without any respect for persons they apply the economic mortuary construction. They acquire well respected companies like Infinity and AKG, fire the people who are behind the success of those companies and close complete facilities. Globally. A not so nice side of capitalism and greed. Sometimes it’s a good thing as with some people the success has infested their minds and certainly pay roll, but the working employees are often victim too.
Like wild spreading bushfire it hurts, hurts badly. But it creates fertile ground for something new:
Check it out, the headphones, Austrian designed an made are below EUR 300 here in Europe. Welcome back!
Now I can finally replace my K150’s with worthy successors.
If recording and mastering is your thing they have excellent Austrian made Mic’s too.