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post #76 of 1173
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Originally Posted by gameboy115 View Post
It is as funny as it sounds, as IE8 appreciation thread got second most reply in portable section..............I take "many" people do like it sound signature, not including you though
I guess, ya I'm more of an analytical guy and very sensitive to bass.. so the IE8 didn't suit me at all

It didn't go well with the music I listen to either.. it sucked hard when I listened to cantonese/korean/jap pop and other songs... I can understand for classical it may be good (and live music for soundstage), but it just sounded so weird... like something was smothering the sound... don't know..
post #77 of 1173
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Originally Posted by obentou View Post
I guess, ya I'm more of an analytical guy and very sensitive to bass.. so the IE8 didn't suit me at all
For stuff like jazz and classical, stick to analytical IEMs with BA drivers. You'd probably like Etymotics. Leave the IE8s to the younger generations. LOL
post #78 of 1173
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Originally Posted by TheDeliveryMan View Post
When looking for a genuine Sennheiser product, always check with Sennheiser to see if they are authorized. If you ask the dealer, they will almost always say "yes, we're authorized", even if they are counterfeit.
Your list of authorized dealers on the website is not very long, and does not include some reputable dealers (e.g. Soundearphones.com, razordog online). Are we supposed to check with you every time if the seller is authorized, when we see a good deal online and if the dealer is not listed? Don't you think it makes customers a little difficult?
post #79 of 1173
Epic noob post:

My story:
I had a pair of E4g's before, what do you know, the wire crapped out
I had better things to spend my money on since then so I didn't buy any new high quality IEMs until now. I bought some IE8's on ebay and after the seller had already shipped them I did some of the heaviest digging I've done in a long time. I looked closely at him images which were done in a studio, if you guys haven't noticed a clear sign is that where it says open here the text is thinner, not as tall, same applies the yellow bar beneath it. The positioning from the bar code is hard to determine online when the box is shot at an angle. Any who I could tell from the pics it was fake.... he assured me they were genuine the whole time, he said check his feedback. He had some Sony headphones that were also often fakes, he claims they are real though, they do fall inline with real pricing, I checked. After I analyzed the pics I saw a site posted in the IE7 fakes thread I believe. If not I found it in a fake thread for something. It's called diytrade, google it. Any who, I searched Sennheiser IE8 and a few came up. Damn expensive fakes I must say compared to the others, I think the cheapest was 85$, and this is the place where you know you are buying fakes so you think it would be dirt cheap. I think the counterfeiters put way to much effort into these ones. Alright on with the show, I click on a listing title which is the damn same as my ebay listing title. Brand New Sennheiser IE 8 Headphones ie8 UK , Fast ship. This listing on the diytrade site: Brand New Sennheiser IE 8 Headphones ie8 China , Fast ship. You get the picture. The included product list was the same as well, as in it was more detailed then the original so I knew it wasn't copied from sennheiser. After telling me to check the feedback I finally do and freaking after I buy them someone finally says they were counterfeit, only like 2/7 of us noticed, only one of them knew before they got it that one was me. Other guy got a refund though so I felt good about that part. I guess the rest of them are blinded by the fact they payed so much that maybe that's what quality is suppose to sound and look like. So after I keep telling him I know they are going to be fake and all I finally receive them and give him the news. He says he'll give me a full refund and pay shipping. At least he chose the honest thing to do. Did I mention I payed 294$ Canadian. Pretty expensive for a fake I might add. In his email he apologized and said he would pay me back when I sent the item back. Also he said I learned a big lesson about trust and that I can't even trust my friend(apparently his friend wanted him to sell them for him).

I don't roll that way so,

I send him back another email saying you may say you can't trust a friend but I can't trust you, after a couple paragraphs explaining why I should be payed first because of all the reasons I have little trust in him he accepts so at least he's a decent enough person to do that Ok that was a long and kind of confusing post. I won't list the sellers name until I get my money back, that way I don't put his name in mud ending in me not getting my refund.
If you want any pictures I would be pleased to supply some decent ones from my iPhone 3G S, it takes a really clear picture when the lighting is good. Know that I cannot take pictures of everything opened because I must give it back sealed. So I can take pictures through the plastic though. I just am not going to cut the plastic seal on the back. Hologram almost made my dad think they were real by the way. The effort they put into these maybe they should design something high end on their own. I mean if you had your own legit company you would probably make more money if you can get yourself out there and you also would produce a much better product because it's yours and you take more pride in something you know is yours. That's my 2 cents, I'm glad he won't let me break the seal, I will never have to here a crap ass fake IE 8 in my life. As soon as I get the money back I will work a few hours for my dad and buy from an Authorized dealer. I don't think I want to shop ebay ever again. Fake PS3 controller(that b*tch never refunded me)and now this. Ebay is over run by fakes and other cheapy products that are not on par with the standard. Unless it's the most obvious thing in the world and it most definitely is not fake and has not been faked then I would recommend staying the hell away from ebay. Almost every listing for the IE 8 available to Canada is fake according to the pictures I can see, and the ones that are a real price have no pictures accept a stock photo, what do I make of that?

Well for all of you enjoying a genuine pair you shopped smart or got lucky, for the rest of you thinking about going for that killer deal, forget it. It's not worth your time or money(even with a refund)

Well for now I can enjoy my dads really old Sennheiser HD440II's and my moms JVC marshmallows. As for my earbuds, well they are Apple, I never enjoy them, it feels like I have a bruise around the bud after wearing them for a half hour. Did I tell you how much I missed those comfy E4g's?

So until I get my real ones, that's my take and story about the fakes and a bunch of other random junk most of you don't care to read.

Lemme know if you want any close up pictures of the packaging, like the holo emblem or something. I would be happy to post any images that prevents more purchases of fakes.

PS: Yes Chungster, it's Mat(YoungGeekGuy) You knew the whole time and it didn't take me long to figure out the same.
post #80 of 1173
You scared me about Canada so I checked my IE8 that I bought cheap from NCIX for about US$250. They are real.
post #81 of 1173
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Originally Posted by TopQuark View Post
You scared me about Canada so I checked my IE8 that I bought cheap from NCIX for about US$250. They are real.
Haven't heard of any fakes from NCIX yet but they sure are cheap.
post #82 of 1173
Just arrived yesterday from US, bought from this link

BRAND NEW SENNHEISER IE8 EARBUDS IN EAR HEADPHONES - eBay (item 140356358238 end time Nov-02-09 20:23:11 PST)

and the result









i'm 100% sure it's the fake ones, DAMN
post #83 of 1173
Can someone contact Sennheiser for an official statement?
post #84 of 1173
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Originally Posted by obentou View Post
Can someone contact Sennheiser for an official statement?
Why do you need another official statement? Buy from an authorized dealer or take your chances.
post #85 of 1173
I have no idea why I said that. Must've been too late in the night, tired from studying my ass off...
post #86 of 1173
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Originally Posted by kobayashi View Post
Haven't heard of any fakes from NCIX yet but they sure are cheap.
NCIX is to legit a company to sell fakes, that's likely where I will buy my real pair. So when I said most IE8s are fake to Canada I meant on ebay. NCIX is just as legit as newegg, tiger direct, etc.
post #87 of 1173
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Originally Posted by miprasetya View Post
Just arrived yesterday from US, bought from this link

BRAND NEW SENNHEISER IE8 EARBUDS IN EAR HEADPHONES - eBay (item 140356358238 end time Nov-02-09 20:23:11 PST)

and the result









i'm 100% sure it's the fake ones, DAMN
I could tell those are fake just from the listing, remember look at the open here bar and text, if the text is thin and the height of the bar looks short than it's fake. If the text looks bolder and taller while the yellow bar is also taller then it's real. The yellow is more vibrant on the real packaging as well. The listing above you can tell the lines around the S are to thick and far away from the Sennheiser S. Also you can see there is so red "chip" or wire visible in the end of either cable where it plugs into the IEMS.
Again,
People, stop buying from ebay and for god sake at least really analyze the pictures if you are still dumb enough like I was to buy from ebay.

Again, my 2 cents,
Mat
post #88 of 1173
MM
post #89 of 1173
Well, I've bought counterfiet product. Filed a claim on Amazon. Damn...
post #90 of 1173
The faded coloring is a big giveaway. The real one has more vivid colors and a distinct, raised, glossy IE8s on the front. The inside cover with the side view of them in the guy's ear is also more vivid, not dull like that.

It's interesting that he used a real IE8 photo for his close up of the IE8s themselves. It's not what you got. He did use his photos for the first two but someone else's IE8 close up.

The pic you linked show some very obvious faults.
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