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post #106 of 1167
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Originally Posted by votdfak View Post
I am planning to order new from Sarjo. Sarjo anyone?
You didn't learn your lesson the first time?
post #107 of 1167
@kobayashi

Just asking... Then I'll order directly from Amazon...
post #108 of 1167
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Originally Posted by votdfak View Post
@kobayashi

Just asking... Then I'll order directly from Amazon...
Soundearphones (a site sponsor) also matches prices and is an authorized dealer. I'd try them as well.
post #109 of 1167
Greetings,
There is a way to find authorized dealers in Asia, Hong Kong are mine and not if it's official vendor,
Where can I see this?

There are also differences in the kevlar cable or not?
thanks.
post #110 of 1167
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Originally Posted by votdfak View Post
Some pictures of fake senns I've promised. Amazon will process my claim by 20th December. Seller has disappeared from Amazon, doesn't reply to emails, etc. Very funny . I am planning to order new from Sarjo. Sarjo anyone?

@SolidVictory

Thanks for your replies
Who did you order from in Amazon? Did you order from a third party seller? Now I'm starting to worry but I ordered from Amazon itself. Is there a chance that it's fake? HELP!! Anyone?
post #111 of 1167
My IE8 also has visible red cable inside the plug but the L/R letter is not angled.

I can't believe mine is fake as I bought from the largest electronic store in Hong Kong with warranty card from sennheiser.

So, what's wrong with the L/R letter?
post #112 of 1167
sound from out of the box fake IE8 is little bit recessed in mid& high, and the bass is not deep, the sound stage narrow, but compare to IE7 lossles I prefer fake IE8
post #113 of 1167
@Illuminator

Ordered from DLP Distributions (Kevin Pena), not Amazon. So, you shouldn't worry about it. This guy disappeared from Amazon Marketplace...
post #114 of 1167
I just purchased the ie8's off BRAND NEW Sennheiser IE8 IE 8 Earphones Headphones - eBay Corded, Headphones, Accessories, Consumer Electronics. (end time 03-Dec-09 08:02:06 AEDST)
I've already paid, should I ask the seller for pics? What do you guys reckon?
post #115 of 1167

Ripped off

Hi all, just joined because of this thread.I bought a pair of IE8' off Ebay last Friday and very excited about my new purchase I tried to read a few more reviews. I stumbled across this thread and my heart sank. I didnt even know people faked headphones, naive I know.

Anyway my seller had 100% positive on 60 sales so I was hopeful. They arrived and I pretty much knew they were fake. i was kind of hoping everyone here was being overly suspicious. Then I plugged them in and they were pretty awful. I am no audiophile but I was very disappointed for the price I paid.

I went into town to compare my phones to the authorized dealers and to me it was pretty obvious they were fake. The guys in the shop were shocked. So I bought a new pair off a real dealer just because I was so annoyed. Got them for £170 cash in the end, but worth it for piece of mind. I am going to lodge a complaint to paypal to try get my money back. The real ones sound pretty great so far!
All in all I'd like to thank the OP for saving me all the disappointment of thinking that the IE8's were awful earphones!

The main differences to look for, I think, are the yellow strip on the bottom of the box being a lot smaller. The Sennheiser "S" on the back of the phones. The real ones have are on one flat piece of plasti and are shiny while the fakes have a little "moat" around them and are less raised and not shiny. Its hard to explain so I will try to post pics!
post #116 of 1167
My fakes

Yellow Open here strip is smaller and duller.
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The S on the back of the fake earphone has a moat around it
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Real one photos, quite a blatant difference (i think!) Massive images!
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z...pi/IEM/ie8.jpg
http://robfollis.org/photolibrary/Se...close-dark.jpg

Oh and i wouldn't worry about the L and R lettering being turned or not. From some official photos they are turned and some the aren't.
post #117 of 1167
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Originally Posted by votdfak View Post
@Illuminator

Ordered from DLP Distributions (Kevin Pena), not Amazon. So, you shouldn't worry about it. This guy disappeared from Amazon Marketplace...
Phew! I was beginning to freak out! Crazy. Anyway I'm really sorry about your IE8s.
post #118 of 1167
damn, mine is fake 2, don't know what to do now.....
post #119 of 1167
Hi, one of the sellers in amazon has supplied me with these pictures for a used set (there's a tear on the box). Can anyone please help me verify the authenticity of these IE8s. He claims it to be genuine and has been receiving about 3000+ positive feedback.






Really hope my upgrade from my IE7s goes well with this..
post #120 of 1167
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Originally Posted by jynjyn View Post
Hi, one of the sellers in amazon has supplied me with these pictures for a used set (there's a tear on the box). Can anyone please help me verify the authenticity of these IE8s. He claims it to be genuine and has been receiving about 3000+ positive feedback.






Really hope my upgrade from my IE7s goes well with this..
i think it's real~
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