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post #16 of 47
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Sound Quality is actually decent. It doesnt appear to be quite as clear as my original upon A/Bing them, and the bass isnt quite as good, but to be fair I have not let them burn in. Also, they appear to have a very similar level of output. If requested, I will post more details on the sound.
post #17 of 47
The domed appearance on the grilles is indicative of a counterfeit product. The grilles should be flat and perfectly encircle the notch. The only thing that changed in more recent CX300s is the black glossy finish at the connectors.

http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/icm_eng.nsf/resources/SpecSheet_CX300_EN.pdf/$File/SpecSheet_CX300_EN.pdf (2nd page down.)

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Originally Posted by Bisco82 View Post
So heres what happened. I open the package and right away, I notice the silicon tips. The CX300 I own in silver have sort of a matte finish on their tips...these ones are sort of like the sony ones in that they are glossy, and also a lot softer and flimsier than the CX300 tips that I own. After peeling off the silicon tips, I noticed the grills on the buds. They have a domed appearance to them... my original grills are flat. Also, the rectangular rubberized plastic part where the L and R wires split on one side and are connected on the miniplug side is twice the size on the pair i just recieved as it was on my originals.
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post #18 of 47
I have had the authentic (direct from Amazon not a reseller) and the fakes (from Ebay).

The fakes have the tips and grill you spoke of. Sound quality was muddy compared to the real units.

The fakes looked very similar with the same plug angle.
post #19 of 47
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I have also noticed that the white S logo is rather easily scratched off with a thumbnail. I sent an email to the seller yesterday saying that I was pleased with his prompt delivery but my praise ended there. I let him know that I had strong feelings that the product was not authentic, asking what we could do. He insisted that he got them from a manufacturer's rep, and he would speak with him, then asked me to point out the differences I noticed. I pretty much told him just what I posted. I didn't mention anything about the packaging, which was similar but I am sure slightly different, but who knows if that has changed or looks different from country to country. At any rate, he is going to give me a full refund as he says that he offers a 7 day garuntee. He didn't ask me to send back the headphones or packaging or anything, and more importantly, He never insisted I was wrong or anything like that. Rather, he said he would pass along the news to his "manufacturer's rep" . Honestly, despite the fact that the product is a bit deceptive, this is the best seller on Amazon I have ever worked with. He seemed sorry I was dissapointed. Honestly though the product is 90% close to the original in just about every aspect, as a non-headfi er would probably not notice the difference and thus give the seller a very high rating. They do sound better than stock ipod buds.

I wish I could say the same for Target as a seller. I ordered a refurbished first generation Ipod in 10GB for collectability purposes hoping it will some day be valuable, but they sent me the 10GB third generation with the 4 buttons at the top. I actually like it though, and may just keep it.
post #20 of 47
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Originally Posted by Bisco82 View Post
"20 bucks!"


What is that supposed to mean?
it means OMG! insane deal (assuming they are real).
post #21 of 47
That's too bad that they're counterfeits. Please let us know if the refund goes through.
post #22 of 47
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it means OMG! insane deal (assuming they are real).
Oh okay. Well it turns out that they do not appear to be authentic, but do not sound that badly. I am not 100% sure that I would have complained if I had not been familiar with the official product, I would have simply found it average sounding, with a high retail price, but a slight value at $20. Not bad for knock arounds. Just not the sound quality you would expect from Sennheiser... Well now I get to look forward to my Jaben Crossroads shipment, the beyer dtx 50/ mylar x3 bundle... and with that seller I should have no worries!
post #23 of 47
^not authentic!? That's a pretty serious issue to me if counterfeit products are being sold on Amazon. Or is that common?
post #24 of 47
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It is from a 3rd party seller, and the price is so low, its almost obvious something is up. I took a flier on it. The seller did in fact refund my money as he said he would. He never himself admitted to selling an unauthentic item, but did seem concerned with my displeasure, and actually suggested the idea of the refund. I was not even the one who brought it up. A first class seller, selling a second class product.
post #25 of 47
This might be helpful for others... http://iaudiophile.net/comment.php?comment.news.266
post #26 of 47
Thread Starter 
On both of my pairs, the lettering is indistinguishable, they really do not have too many flaws. I must admit the SQ is really not bad at all for a fake item
post #27 of 47
I have the real and fakes. By themselves, the fakes I have (I am sure there are many different kinds) are not bad.

If you compare both side by side you will see the real Senns are better.
post #28 of 47
Can you guys tell the difference in say an ABX?
post #29 of 47
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Agreed

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Originally Posted by tbonner1 View Post
I have the real and fakes. By themselves, the fakes I have (I am sure there are many different kinds) are not bad.

If you compare both side by side you will see the real Senns are better.
I absolutely 100% agree here. But due to the fact that there appear to be a lot of lower quality fakes out there, this may not be true for everybody. Does Sennheiser actually make the White version or are those ive seen on ebay definately fake. I wouldnt want a pair of them, but just curious to know.
post #30 of 47
I wonder where they all come from. I mean, you'd think that Sennheiser would be on this like a bear on honey. Could it be that they actually have the CX300 drivers in them? I'm really curious about this whole thing.
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