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post #346 of 381

So now I'm worried.

 

I was GOING to buy the M50's from Dzone2 on ebay (they also have an online store - www.dzone2.com) but now I'm second guessing my decision.

 

I'm also impatiently waiting for the CKM500's I ordered from Dzone2. Audio Technica doesn't have them listed as an authorized seller... So I'm REALLY hoping they're not fakes and sound like garbage, especially after Dsnuts hyped them up enough for me to go and order them.

 

Has anybody bought from Dzone2 on ebay? Are they legit?

post #347 of 381

Hello,

I bought ATH M50 last week, I used Koss Porta Pro previously. Since I listen music from M50 I can say that I discovered new sounds on them. I really happy with it. While I'm searching around head-fi forums, I saw this post and I read from the begin to the end and finally I checked my ones yesterday. 

 

 - I can say that sound and build quality is excellent. Plastics look like top quality

 - In the box, audio-technica web page is written correctly and Made in Taiwan

 - In the box it is written "1227" below the serial number and when I detached ear pad same number "1227" are stickered both pads

 - I detached the cabinet of the pads and I saw that board is not green, it is yellowish, and cable looks like firm and good quality

 - White pad inserted between pad and board

 - Logos are inserted correctly out side of the pads

 - ONE Thing make me suspicious is there is NO "125B" sticker inside the pads.

 

Actually last thing makes my mind confused. All clues says that it is genuine except last one.

I posted pics below. 

 

What you think, is it genuine or not ? 

I bought it from ebay, from "vv0ltz" who is 235 good transaction and %100 positive feedback. But he is not authorized seller I think.

I paid 137,5 USD + shipping.

 

Thanks for your comment.

 

http://img.burak.cc/u/1696f5_IMG_20121008_090613.jpg

 

http://img.burak.cc/u/328f1e_IMG_20121008_090634.jpg

 

http://img.burak.cc/u/d58526_IMG_20121008_090600.jpg

 

http://img.burak.cc/u/197f6a_IMG_20121007_181502.jpg

 

http://img.burak.cc/u/8f82c3_IMG_20121007_122806.jpg

 

http://img.burak.cc/u/4c55a3_IMG_20121007_122826.jpg


Edited by Makaan - 10/8/12 at 7:59am
post #348 of 381

I'm in the same boat as Makaan.

 

I purchased 2 pairs from Ebay.

 

ATH-M50 (Black, Coiled Cable) and ATH-M50s/LE (Silver 50th Anniversary Model, Straight Cable).

 

Both seem legit except for lack of "125B" sticker.

 

Also, mine didnt come with Registration Card (but seller is not authorized dealer) but the Limited Edition ones did come with the thankyou card/envelope.

post #349 of 381

I just read through half of this thread and wow. I wish I would have stumbled upon this before I purchased min from ebay last night. I am now stressing over this and I am indeed mind ****ed over this. Can someone tell me if these seem legit, or if anyone has had any experience with this seller please?

 

Sellers name is "chicagohottie"

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/160900058079?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

 

I bought the ones in that link last night. It says they are new in box, but I don't see any mention of a warranty.

I'm also concerned about the way that box looks compared to the "TEAL" colored box. Can anyone clarify that both boxes are legit AT

boxes? Any way I bought them last night and already they are in transit in Wyoming, MI, so I should have them soon to review and look

for any suspicious signs of them being counterfeits.


Edited by HEX805 - 10/18/12 at 6:36pm
post #350 of 381

139usd is an OK price for the m50, i doubt it is a fake.

 

blue/white AT box - old production
teal/white AT box - new production

 

I had a blue/white AT box for my m50 when i first bought it.

 

in case you are wondering about the sound, basically the m50 that has the teal/white box has somewhat a U-shaped sound while the m50 with the blue/white box has the real V-shaped sound sig.

 

you can return your m50 anyway if it is fake, or do a mod inside the cups to make it sound great. =)

 

my friend bought a fake one at ebay sometime last year and it doesn't have any box.


Edited by Dyaems - 10/18/12 at 10:41pm
post #351 of 381

Thanks for the response Dyaems. That puts a rest to the color of the box situation. I wasn't aware that there were old and new productions and each had a certain box. Hopefully they are real. I messaged the seller my concerns about the authenticity of the phones, and he replied promptly. He said "No worries, these headphones are 100% authentic and there is nothing fake about them. They are not under warranty since I am not a dealer but they are certainly the real deal. Thanks for your business." Kinda puts me at ease, but I will still inspect them to be 100% sure.
 

post #352 of 381

I'm in the same boat as Makaan. Got a white pair. Everything looks legit except the lack of a 125B sticker inside the pads, the only thing left to do would be send them to Audio Technica for verification, which means I wont be able to open them on Christmas Day :(

post #353 of 381

700

 

 

 

 FAKE???   I got these today from ebay  from

 

 

im returning these ..

 and  btw i left negative feedback on this shop and it appeared  positive ...


Edited by kalki11 - 12/18/12 at 8:46pm
post #354 of 381
I have a real m50 LE version and it has those small holes in the inner earcup flap.
So I assume if thats why you think they are fake then you are incorrect.
If older models do not have these holes then I can understand your worries.
Best telling factor is the sound.
Fakes cant sound as good.
Fakes probably have different color voice coils as well.
I haven't checked but assume the real driver coils would be blue ,
Where fakes are simple copper colored. .
post #355 of 381
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post

I have a real m50 LE version and it has those small holes in the inner earcup flap.
So I assume if thats why you think they are fake then you are incorrect.
If older models do not have these holes then I can understand your worries.
Best telling factor is the sound.
Fakes cant sound as good.
Fakes probably have different color voice coils as well.
I haven't checked but assume the real driver coils would be blue ,
Where fakes are simple copper colored. .

 



i had the m50 before but i sold them  ( i regret that ) and i got these and these seem fake compared to the ones  i had.. they are lighter , the ear pads are cheaply made theres cheap foam inside the earpads   , the audio technica logo is grey and not white , the cable feels low quality


Edited by kalki11 - 12/19/12 at 9:42am
post #356 of 381
Quote:
Originally Posted by MioAKG701 View Post

Hey people, I Bought a pair from Amazon.

Everything Checks out OK

Packaging

The stitching

The Sound Quality

 

Opened the Driver Casing

The Circuit Board was Gold and Grey as it should be

But...No Sticker

Should I be worried?

 

 

I have the same issue. No sticker either side. The logo on the headband is supposed to be silvery-grey correct?

 

Thanks!

post #357 of 381
Quote:
Originally Posted by enslaver View Post

 

 

I have the same issue. No sticker either side. The logo on the headband is supposed to be silvery-grey correct?

 

Thanks!

 

Bumpy bump

post #358 of 381
Quote:
Originally Posted by enslaver View Post

 

Bumpy bump

 

 

Another random bump.

post #359 of 381
Quote:
Originally Posted by Makaan View Post

Hello,

I bought ATH M50 last week, I used Koss Porta Pro previously. Since I listen music from M50 I can say that I discovered new sounds on them. I really happy with it. While I'm searching around head-fi forums, I saw this post and I read from the begin to the end and finally I checked my ones yesterday. 

 

 - I can say that sound and build quality is excellent. Plastics look like top quality

 - In the box, audio-technica web page is written correctly and Made in Taiwan

 - In the box it is written "1227" below the serial number and when I detached ear pad same number "1227" are stickered both pads

 - I detached the cabinet of the pads and I saw that board is not green, it is yellowish, and cable looks like firm and good quality

 - White pad inserted between pad and board

 - Logos are inserted correctly out side of the pads

 - ONE Thing make me suspicious is there is NO "125B" sticker inside the pads.

 

Actually last thing makes my mind confused. All clues says that it is genuine except last one.

I posted pics below. 

 

What you think, is it genuine or not ? 

I bought it from ebay, from "vv0ltz" who is 235 good transaction and %100 positive feedback. But he is not authorized seller I think.

I paid 137,5 USD + shipping.

 

Thanks for your comment.

 

http://img.burak.cc/u/1696f5_IMG_20121008_090613.jpg

 

http://img.burak.cc/u/328f1e_IMG_20121008_090634.jpg

 

http://img.burak.cc/u/d58526_IMG_20121008_090600.jpg

 

http://img.burak.cc/u/197f6a_IMG_20121007_181502.jpg

 

http://img.burak.cc/u/8f82c3_IMG_20121007_122806.jpg

 

http://img.burak.cc/u/4c55a3_IMG_20121007_122826.jpg

Looks real to me.

post #360 of 381
If people were truly worried then they'd stop buying from eBay unless they are certain that the seller is authorized and has some cred on here. I got legit Shure E4g's ages ago dirt cheap, that was luck. After the fake IE8s (got my money back and the 8's came back in the mail literally a year later) I gave up on purchasing audio equipment from eBay. I might do cables or project sunrise amps but that's as far as I'll go. I haven't touched eBay in general since those fake IE8s. The seller was so addiment that he didn't know they were counterfeit but never claimed the return shipment. Seller had excellent feedback, even people saying they sounded good, maybe the feedback was fake as well... Just stay away guys, fakes give you that terrible heart sinking into your stomach feeling... Not cool rolleyes.gif
Edited by YGuyG - 1/10/13 at 12:37am
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