These things are definitely genuine as they came from an apple store new.
They just aren't clear at all, just not detailed, there is nothing special about them. I get distortion even at low volumes. They don't have any strengths in either treble or bass, as a matter of fact i feel them lacking in both. They sound like my 10$ koss iems. My 40$ re2s + fiio e5 blow these apart.
Ive tried them with a few different sources as well as amps and I am really disappointed.
Does anyone have any input?
Maybe they need some break in but idk.
I have experience with: ahd1001, ahd5000, head-direct re2, triports, akg 271, etc.