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Real or fake sony hybrids?

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
Since tips are such a low tech item I don't think being real or fake would have that much difference.
The real ones cost roughly 19 AUD, while the fake ones cost 7 AUD.
Is there enough of a difference between real and fake to justify the increased cost?
For 19 AUD you get 1 each of SS,S,M,L, which is basically 19 bucks for one pair, whereas the fake ones you get 3 sets of one size, which is 2.33 for one pair.
It is worth it?
post #2 of 24
*Bump*

Also, which ebay sellers can be trusted with them?
post #3 of 24
I compared the real and the clone before, here: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f103/f...ml#post6181131

BTW, the seller which sells the hybrid clone will ship 9 pairs with any combination of different sizes, i.e. (3S, 3M, 3L), (1S, 4M, 4L), or in my case, all 9 pairs of mid.
post #4 of 24
You never know what kind of chemicals were used with the manufacturing of the fakes. Remember that you will be inserting these in your ear.
post #5 of 24
Replacement Silicon Earbud Ear Cushion Sony EP-EX10A MK on eBay.ca (item 350287610925 end time 02-Mar-10 06:00:10 EST)
Are these legit? I bought some a couple weeks ago, still waiting on them. I didn't know there was such a thing as fake hybrids until now.
post #6 of 24
most likely fake. The real one comes in 4 sizes (SS,S,M,L) and you can't choose the size of them. however some people have mentioned that the fake ones are pretty good as well. if i ever run out ill buy the fake ones just so i dont have to spend 9 dollars for 1 size
post #7 of 24
well i bought these ones even tho i think they're fake. only £3.50 so not much to lose really. Replacement Silicon Earbud Ear Cushion Sony EP-EX10A MK on eBay (end time 07-Mar-10 11:30:23 GMT)

will find out in about 2 weeks if they're better than the stock buds which came with my ie8.
post #8 of 24
They look like the real thing, so they're probably set A from ClieOS' comparison picture. I didn't want to pay $14 after shipping for a kit, so I went with those for $5 shipped. Hopefully ClieOS wasn't just talking about the looks between set A and B, and that they actually do sound almost identical
post #9 of 24
well the ones from the ebay seller you linked to have the exact same picture as the ones i linked to. probably the same seller under a different name...
post #10 of 24
The one from eBayer howtorich2003 does seem to be the high quality clone (set A) I have from Music Valley SP1. If it is, then it will be almost identical to the real Sony one. Those I got previously (set C) is from eBayer lostearbud, and they are very close to the real deal, but not quite there yet. I will probably order a few more from howtorich2003 as well just to see how good they are, but they are more expensive no doubt.
post #11 of 24
that's good to know if i ever decide to order them one day. i have 3 or 4 sets of medium hybrids so dont need anything now but thanks
post #12 of 24
Just ordered 3 large pairs, let's see. So far I am more partial to biflanges than single ones. The BlackBerry IEM has some interesting single flanges, very thick tube with quite thin and rounded outer part. Sort of like look like silicone olives if you want.
post #13 of 24
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post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
The one from eBayer howtorich2003 does seem to be the high quality clone (set A) I have from Music Valley SP1. If it is, then it will be almost identical to the real Sony one. Those I got previously (set C) is from eBayer lostearbud, and they are very close to the real deal, but not quite there yet. I will probably order a few more from howtorich2003 as well just to see how good they are, but they are more expensive no doubt.
Got my eartips fromhowtorich2003 today. I can tell for sure that they are not Sony Hybrid clone, just regular good quality silicone eartips. Those I got from lostearbud are a better buy IMO - you get more pairs, any size combo you like and softer, more comfortable material.
post #15 of 24
Mine arrived the other day from howtorich2003 and I didn't really like them with my IE8. Just made the dark sound even darker... back to stock tips.
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