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Monster Jamz... FAKE?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hey everyone,

 

I bought a pair of monster jamz off ebay for 49.95usd with 28usd shipping (yes i have read not to buy earphones off ebay but i havent seen them in Australia D:) here is the listing http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110573581738&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_942wt_1139.

It came in a box covered with shrink wrap and had all the extras inside. They seem well built and have a nice weight to them but i have found that the two monster logos on the earpieces do not line up with each other, which brings up many questions about the authenticity of the earphones. Also i found that the sound they produced did not have the booming bass that monsters a renowned for, my skullcandy fmj had a much larger and beefier bass.I found that they just didnt sound right when i was listening to house music because they lacked bass, but they sounded quite clear when i listened to some rock music. I've posted some pics of them below, thanks for all your help :D

 

All of the stuff that came with the earphones:

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The monster logos do not match up:

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When they do match up, the earphones are at different positions:

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Both of them are perfectly vertical and the "jamz" logo does not line up:

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post #2 of 13

never heard of jamz fakes yet. they look genuine to me. Let them burn in for a week or two. the bass will come out a bit. Just so you know they are not bass monsters. They have tight controlled bass

post #3 of 13

I doubt they would be fakes if they have the steel housing. From what I've seen they usually to make fob plastic brands. I just checked mine that I bought from Harvey Norman (I'm in Australia) and the Monster symbol isn't lined up either, I think exactly the same as yours. Dont worry they probably aren't fake. As for the sound they have a more controlled bass like 2rooi123 said

post #4 of 13

Also my Monsters came in same looking box with the same extras and in shrink wrap so don't worry. 

post #5 of 13

Don't worry, those are legit. Monster uses that kind of packaging sometimes, even on the turbines, for which I paid 180 CAD.

 

I had the Jamz a few months ago, let them bur in a bit and you won't be disappointed. I can't remember for sure, but I think the Jamz logo on the top didn't line up either.

 

Enjoy the Jamz 

post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone for the help :D i can finally have peace of mind that these are real

I'll let em burn in for a bit and see how they go ;)

post #7 of 13

Sorry to burst in, but they could well be fake - the Chinese replicas are spot on with packaging, etc. I have had my fingers burnt with eBay a few times with Monster goods, so I started Googling and found DHGate.com - the biggest supplier of Chinese fakes to western consumers who then resell on eBay. 

 

Jamz are on there: http://www.dhgate.com/monster-jamz-high-performance-in-ear-headphones/p-ff8080812a79c40b012a79ffbcf9686b.html

 

:(

 

They even tell the buyers, "This is OEM/ high-copied version monster earphone, with good quality and perfect sounds. Once we get your order, we suppose you know this. " - they just don't include it on their eBay listings!!

post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 

OMG thank you so much for bringing that up @steveygaga 

i am actually having doubts now. I think the cable at the 3.5mm jack end is lose because the left bud only works when the cable is in a certain position. I have not been abusing them at all and they have only undergone regular use. Should i contact the seller or open a paypal dispute?

post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 

oh and is there anyway i can test the authenticity of these jamz?

post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by hungboy88 View Post

oh and is there anyway i can test the authenticity of these jamz?


Smash them with a hammer, they did it in one of those commercials and they didn't break.

post #11 of 13

they also drove a forklift over them without breaking...

post #12 of 13

i know thread is a few month old. i think you got the real one,ive had about 10hrs burn in they just sound like crap. i dont like my jamz at all ,

 

you can tell if they are fake from the lil plastic handle on top

 

http://bbs.imp3.net/viewthread.php?tid=769263

 

i know its chinese you dont understand , there is a pic shows the fake pakage, the one plastic handle with 4 circles is real

 

 

 

these headphones have a really wired sound signature, they have these really  really wired Timbre i cant tell if its dark or harsh, but its not a normal nature sound

 

 

 

mine are bought at bestbuy, so they are 100% AUTHENTIC.

 

 

there is a reason why they are not popular, they dont sound natural, my english is not so good, i cant find a way to describ it ,

 

 

as a matter of fact they are so wired that i cant even describe it in my own language, i swear to god they sound so wired

 

 

post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by akacoke View Post

i know thread is a few month old. i think you got the real one,ive had about 10hrs burn in they just sound like crap. i dont like my jamz at all ,

 

you can tell if they are fake from the lil plastic handle on top

 

http://bbs.imp3.net/viewthread.php?tid=769263

 

i know its chinese you dont understand , there is a pic shows the fake pakage, the one plastic handle with 4 circles is real

 

 

 

these headphones have a really wired sound signature, they have these really  really wired Timbre i cant tell if its dark or harsh, but its not a normal nature sound

 

 

 

mine are bought at bestbuy, so they are 100% AUTHENTIC.

 

 

there is a reason why they are not popular, they dont sound natural, my english is not so good, i cant find a way to describ it ,

 

 

as a matter of fact they are so wired that i cant even describe it in my own language, i swear to god they sound so wired

 

 



oh...and major issues with the durability/build quality...and no, random reviewer on youtube...the lack of strain reliefs does not mean quality

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