But 20 years younger and dumber I decided to hope for the best.I guess many of us fell into this trap.
In my case, it's not been that bad.
I've purchased one integrated tube amp (Yaqin MC10L, $550) and tube preamp/phono (Yaqin MS12B, $250) directly from China over 10 years ago. I played around with different tubes and it was fun to notice the difference of sound from different tubes. I also played around with bias adjusting after changing tubes each time, and I blew up few resistors and replaced them by myself, ... on MC10L. It sound pretty good overall, but I eventually sold it.
I don't use the preamp but I still have it. It sounds OK for under $300.
I see they are still sold new at around $1000 and $400. At least these two models did not seem to have as many problems as you had with what you bought from China.
From reading online reviews, JungSon appeared to me to be at least as good as Yaqin in sound and build quality, and that's why I'd like to hear about them from Agon users.
It appears that most of Agoners either have no experience on them, or just are not interested in talking about this Chinese brand, or any products from China.