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post #76 of 523
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Thanks, that's good to know. I'm not sure if anyone that bought a pair from GreatSounds also bought a pair from FocalPrice. If someone has, please chime in. I for one will be sticking with the replacement from FocalPrice once it arrives, fake or not.
post #77 of 523
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I have the 52.00 pl-30 and am waiting for the 20.00 pl-30 and will a/b them.
post #78 of 523
Yeah, I'll be sticking with this thread to see the reviews... Contemplating to get it or not now, since everyone is talking about it.

@ckhirnigs113, how do you rate the sound against CX-300 then?
post #79 of 523
I have never heard the CX300, that was skylurker that made the comments on the "fake" CX300's.

Can't wait to see what ltucci1924 has to say when he gets the pair from FocalPrice to compare.
post #80 of 523
I have a brand new set of real CX300s from Newegg...never opened them...and some CX400s coming from FocalPrice. I will comment on the difference in packaging, if any.
post #81 of 523
Either way, if they sound great for $20, then thats alright. They must be very elaborate fakes though, with all the accessories, tips and everything.

I'll see if I can source a pair from a trusted HK audio store as well to compare.
post #82 of 523
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Originally Posted by LTUCCI1924 View Post
I have the 52.00 pl-30 and am waiting for the 20.00 pl-30 and will a/b them.
Bro, as stated in your sig, 1 has your "Fate" mod and 1 doesn't, not to mention burn in. Hope u still remember the sound of your soundmagics pre "fate" mod.
post #83 of 523
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If I like the sound of the fate mods better than I will give the new pair a mod. I have a feeling that it might be like the Koss75 verus the portapro. They both have about the same drivers but the 75 sound more persise with a little better detail but the portapro because of the headband has much better bass though a bit muddier but have a more fun sound than the 75.
post #84 of 523
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Originally Posted by skylurker View Post
Hi there guys,

I'm not here to scare you guys,

Ordered a few pieces of CX-300s from them, and got to listen to their stuff. The IEMs sound really good and thought that it could probably be genuine since they state that they are genuine products. (I've never own one before)

The earphones split into 2 after a few weeks of usage and I thought it was a manufacturing glitch. Thinking that it may be more expensive to ship it back to Focalprice, I decided to bring my earphones to the local Sennheiser to check.. only to find out that they are superbly copied earphones. Not the original ones that we buy from Sennheiser itself.

The technicians of Sennheiser tested the earphones with their machines, they said that the sound is very close to theirs, except that their drivers are different. I even showed them the packaging, and they simply said that it is fake when they touched the box. Thereafter they took out an original piece from their inventory and told me to touch the box itself. It was hard and sturdy, as compared to theirs.

The technicians were nice people. They sealed the earphones back for me for free and told me to get the original set if I want to. But I'd just probably stick with these imitations since the sound was good afterall. But definitely, if i were to get some original earphones, I'd not get from Focalprice. If you guys are ok with highly copied earphones, you guys can go ahead with it though..

I was tempted to get the PL30s after I got the earphones... so tempted when I see the price difference and the good comments... especially when I was listening to the CX-300, and reading the comments u guys put up.

I'm not sure for PL30 in terms of originality though, they may claim that it is original sets, but there may be a tendency that it is just another repeated issue of overpromise. They may not be aware that their goods are counterfeits also. So if you guys are going for the authentic ones, go great-sounds.com to get. At least their prices are not so low to be compromised.

I'm still thinking of whether to get the 20bucks earphones from them too~ But if they are really counterfeits, i'd not pay $2 for it also. Its just a waste of my money after all~~
Hello, I got a genuine pair of the CX300's off of Newegg and the same thing happened to me, the cable split in two. I got them for $10 with the Sennheiser trade-in rebate, and I figured it wasn't worth the cost of shipping or whatever to send it back to Sennheiser. May I ask you where to find a local Sennheiser location, it is their offices or something? When I went to their website it only pointed me towards local retailers of their products and for repairs it gave me their email address. I'm pretty much done with my CX300's, but if they'll repair it for free I'd love that. I'm in the same boat, since my CX300's broke, I've been looking for an upgrade and the SoundMagic's have been getting nothing but love around here. I'm almost ordered yesterday but didn't get around to it. Now your story is making me a little nervous, should I still order from Focalprice?

I also have to ask, is there any chance that the SoundMagics or any other products that ship from FocalPrice contain lead? Sorry, I've just have been wondering with all the issues with children's toys and want a little peace of mind.

Thanks. Enjoy the weekend!
post #85 of 523
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I'm in the same boat, since my CX300's broke
Mine broke and look where it got me (see sig)!
CX300's breaking + finding Head-fi via Google = oh noes! :P
post #86 of 523
Just got an email reply from Tony Xu of SoundMAGIC regarding the possibility of fake PL-30 in the market. In sum, he stated that SoundMagic has yet to find any fake / copy of PL-30 in China, so I guess the possibility of us getting a fake one is pretty slim.

I might contact him again once I receive mine just to confirm the authenticity, so stay tuned.
post #87 of 523
It doesn't seem likely that someone would make a fake of something that is obscure to begin with. Perhaps SoundMagic is better known in China, though.
post #88 of 523
I got a friend working in a local distributor in singapore who happens to be a technician in the phones itself.

Go ahead and order if you are going to good sound only. I believe its quite good for a pair of earphones, but for authenticity wise, you have to be cautious of it!
post #89 of 523
Ok, I got my confirmation email, hopefully I get these by Halloween.
post #90 of 523
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Originally Posted by LTUCCI1924 View Post
If I like the sound of the fate mods better than I will give the new pair a mod. I have a feeling that it might be like the Koss75 verus the portapro. They both have about the same drivers but the 75 sound more persise with a little better detail but the portapro because of the headband has much better bass though a bit muddier but have a more fun sound than the 75.
Sorry, in a hurry and don't have time to read the all 9 pages. What's the "Fate Mod"? Off to work, thanks.
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