But that said, I do know 2 folks with Mi phones that developed problems roughly around the 1 year mark. Different phones, different models, but both Mi. Other brands like Motorola, LG, Samsung, Apple, etc. continue to work for years without issues.
Such experiences though brand Chinese as low quality or at least a Chinese owned corporation like Xiaomi as low quality. Highly unlikely both of them will ever buy anything Chinese or even recommend Chinese ever again.
Tannoy had shifted manufacturing of their lower end speakers to China soon after starting their manufacturing unit there. These included the Mercury, Revolution and Precision Series. The Definition Install and Kensington Series were being manufactured in the UK. So the quality issues shouldnt really be of concern as some of their rudimentary(If i can call it that) offerings were anyways being made in China.
Having said that, I cant seem to access the Tannoy site... keeps giving an error.