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post #211 of 381
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Originally Posted by cRodz View Post

um no

 

i bought my ath m50 from this seller:

 

http://myworld.ebay.com/proaudiomart/?_trksid=p4340.l2559

 

I received my my m50's on the teal box and i still have that safety paper.

It is the same one that was scanned recently.

 

proaudiomart is an authorized seller so my m50s are legit.


Do you happen to know if we gotta send the yellow warranty paper within 10 days or when the M50's break? Thanks.

 

*edit` nvm. I will just send it off right now.

 


Edited by eriktheg - 3/18/11 at 3:18pm
post #212 of 381

I sent it off the day i received them.

I sent a message to the seller in regarding of the warranty and all. They were kind enough to tell me what i had to write and everything. I am really not sure if i was supposed to get something back from Audio Technica like some sort of confirmation or a "Welcome aboard letter" or something lol.
So yeah, i never received anything back from AT. i am not sure if i even did it correctly.

 

Anyways, it should expire in October from this year.


 

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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

What offer did you make that was accepted by that eBay store? Or did you pay straight $159.99?
 



 

Sorry.

I should have mentioned i purchased them on Oct 14, 2010. A day before my birthday :D

The price back then was around 97 dollars. Every retailer or e-tailer was selling it around that price. it was a pretty nice bargain if you ask me. Right now i see that it went up 50 dollars more or so.

 

I can advise you to see and try to haggle with the seller. Luckily, proaudiomart may take off a few bucks so it really is worth a try.

 

I still remember back then there was a little commotion of head-fiers who could have swore that the old batch of m50s (pre-2010) had a slightly better sound signature than newer ones or something like that.

 

Anyways, they are like 115 or so in Amazon right now.

eBay may be riskier because of the sellers. As long as anyone purchases it from some authorized dealer it is okay.

I would, however, expect the worse if i order an m50 from a seller living in Taiwan, China, Singapore or Thailand.

 


Edited by cRodz - 3/18/11 at 4:58pm
post #213 of 381

I bought it from another Ebay seller, for 120 + shipping, actually. Though it turned out I will be paying around $60 in brokerage free once UPS ships it to my home here in Canada, from the States, next week. Can't change anything now since it's in transit, but DEFINITELY won't touch anything else that being sold that's gone through UPS in the future.
 

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Originally Posted by cRodz View Post

I sent it off the day i received them.

I sent a message to the seller in regarding of the warranty and all. They were kind enough to tell me what i had to write and everything. I am really not sure if i was supposed to get something back from Audio Technica like some sort of confirmation or a "Welcome aboard letter" or something lol.
So yeah, i never received anything back from AT. i am not sure if i even did it correctly.

 

Anyways, it should expire in October from this year.


 

Sorry.

I should have mentioned i purchased them on Oct 14, 2010. A day before my birthday :D

The price back then was around 97 dollars. Every retailer or e-tailer was selling it around that price. it was a pretty nice bargain if you ask me. Right now i see that it went up 50 dollars more or so.

 

I can advise you to see and try to haggle with the seller. Luckily, proaudiomart may take off a few bucks so it really is worth a try.

 

I still remember back then there was a little commotion of head-fiers who could have swore that the old batch of m50s (pre-2010) had a slightly better sound signature than newer ones or something like that.

 

Anyways, they are like 115 or so in Amazon right now.

eBay may be riskier because of the sellers. As long as anyone purchases it from some authorized dealer it is okay.

I would, however, expect the worse if i order an m50 from a seller living in Taiwan, China, Singapore or Thailand.

 



 

post #214 of 381

everytime I know there is counterfeit, I stop buying from ebay. Of course unless its an authorized dealer.

Try to buy it from Amazon, but be sure to buy it from the original company. In this case, "Audio Techinica"

post #215 of 381

Audio Technica has a huge amount of authentic ebay retailers, pay the extra 30 bucks and you guys won't have to deal with counterfeits.. :s

post #216 of 381


 

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Originally Posted by Zanders View Post

One of the things that I think looks a little suspicious is the fold out paper that came inside the package. Here are some scans of it.

 

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scan0002.tif

 

 

What I noticed was that the first language listed was not english.

 

 

Mine came with this also! Mine seem very very legit tho. I have ALL of the real features. And they sound great. This did kinda stumble me when I opened it as well tho.
 

 

post #217 of 381

Hi, new user here but long time lurker, anyways, I ordered my headphones from a US eBay seller with over 99% positive feedback, but I had my suspicions about my headphones since purchase.

 

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This is the inside of my right cup of the headphone.

My headphones came with the exact same instructions sheet (complete with the Chinese text!) and it was folded the same way too.  It came with the yellow warranty card, and bag as well as the 1/4" adapter.

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Can anyone confirm if these are fake or not?  Thank you, you guys are awesome!

post #218 of 381

The best proof = the inside of your headphone, ala the foam padding between the driver and the plastic cap, and the '125B' sticker. Everything else can and will be replicated by phony manufacturers with ease.

 

It's legit. Mine is identical to yours (same internals when opened up, same guide with Chinese, same box.

 

 

 

Actually never mind, the best proof = the SOUND OF THE HEADPHONES lol. If they sound great, either you got a genuine can, or the phony manufacturer outdid Audio Technica. Ha.
 

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Originally Posted by hosseinm View Post

Hi, new user here but long time lurker, anyways, I ordered my headphones from a US eBay seller with over 99% positive feedback, but I had my suspicions about my headphones since purchase.

 

100_2622.JPG

This is the inside of my right cup of the headphone.

My headphones came with the exact same instructions sheet (complete with the Chinese text!) and it was folded the same way too.  It came with the yellow warranty card, and bag as well as the 1/4" adapter.

100_2623.JPG

Can anyone confirm if these are fake or not?  Thank you, you guys are awesome!



 

post #219 of 381

THANK YOU!  That was exactly what I wanted to hear.  I guess I was just a little paranoid, as it was my first purchase from eBay.

post #220 of 381

Hi Guys, here are the pics of mine, my bro just got them yesterday and here are the pics, they have come with ALL accessories (Pouch,jack,'yellow' warranty card(folded twice)+ instruction card) plus my bro says they sound great...!! does anyone find any flaw in them. I will not risk opening them though :) I got them from amazon (via GearTree) I am not sure if its OK to quote the seller here, Moderator forgive me if I am wrong in doing so

 

 

 

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post #221 of 381

Those are DEFINITELY real. They look exactly the same as mine when I received mine new from an authorized dealer.
 

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Originally Posted by Nachiket View Post

Hi Guys, here are the pics of mine, my bro just got them yesterday and here are the pics, they have come with ALL accessories (Pouch,jack,'yellow' warranty card(folded twice)+ instruction card) plus my bro says they sound great...!! does anyone find any flaw in them. I will not risk opening them though :) I got them from amazon (via GearTree) I am not sure if its OK to quote the seller here, Moderator forgive me if I am wrong in doing so

 

 

 

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post #222 of 381
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Originally Posted by Smallville View Post

Those are DEFINITELY real. They look exactly the same as mine when I received mine new from an authorized dealer.
 



 

Thanks Smallville...hope u are enjoying yours..!!
 

 

post #223 of 381

Nachiket.. what camara are you using? Those are some Hi-Def  pictures even if the resolution isn't so big... I haven't seen a camara with such clarity in forever....

And yes, they are perfectly real.. Same goes to Hosseinm, they are real.


Edited by eriktheg - 4/1/11 at 8:37pm
post #224 of 381

i was looking to buy these headphones, should i buy from B&H photo (not sure because I'm not sure if they are legit, but I assume they are) 

post #225 of 381

B&H photo is 100% legit. Just make sure your buying the one you want. there is a coiled cable version and a straight cable.

Though, let me give you a heads up and tell you that you can get em for $109 w/ free shipping at scitscat music.


Edited by eriktheg - 4/2/11 at 10:41am
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