Hey guys, I've made a very detailed review comparing fake and real Klipsch s4 headphones. I made the mistake of buying fake ones to save money and knew it was off. I ended up losing money on shipping it back, so don't make the same mistake as me!
Here's going in order of the images of the differences (some are obvious, just pointing it out anyway):
FAKE: color is too saturated, "IMAGE" really stands out, printing seems off and crappy in terms of quality
REAL: "IMAGE" is hidden much more
F: registered trademark is printed off, R is too much to the left
R: mark is right in center, clear
F: the shelf hanging thing isn't rounded out completely, can see the material is obviously split into two sides
R: rounded out all the way, seems like one single material piece
F: Cnet logo is butchered and is not a perfect circle, jagged edges, registered mark touching logo
R: perfect circle, registered mark not touching logo, "Editors' Choice" seems bolder
Ok, the type looks the same, but it is NOT, my friends.
F: uppercase letters are closer to lowercase height
R: uppercase letters are much higher than lowercase, letters more rounded has
Good characters to look at that are different: "S" and "s" are curvier on R, "8" is balanced on R, on F the bottom half is wider and bigger than top half of "8", "e" on F is less round, "e" on R nearly looks like a circle
F: manual is taped to the center, no product code sticker thing
R: manual is taped to left side, has product code sticker thing in the center
F: 3 extra pairs of ear tips in a plastic baggy, cleaner(?) stick underneath wrapped in plastic
R: 2 extra pairs of ear tips not in baggy, in right side compartment, no cleaning stick
F: "L" shaped 3mm jack
R: straight 3mm jack
Owner's Manuals are clearly different, F has the s2 model on it too
F: arrow looking mark extends out too far and too close to touching "Klipsch"
R: arrows end right at the furthest legs of the "K" and the "h", more space given below "Klipsch"
Finally, if you are still not sure, the fake ones sound super muddy and there is huge difference in sound quality. The headphones themselves are really close. The only major difference I noticed was that on the part where you take off the tip, there is a silver line there. On the F, it is flat and printed on the earphones and on the R, they stick out a little bit. I hope this helps someone out there!
Oh, and lastly, where I bought them:
I bought the pairs like 10 days ago from ebay. it was refurbished and half price (27pound) and before the pair came i've had already read your post and i have chance to understand its guniue or fake. it came and i compare everything as you mentioned it was seem %100 geniue.
I've used it for 10 days and really bad feelings about klipsch. are you sure for this comprasion cuz my older pair creative ep 630 better than klipsch image s4. im not talking about bass ability i m saying overall sound quaity. too much articifial sound and it makes me sick. i didnt send it back cuz i thought i missed something and it ll make better sound but it doesnt.
i mean if you are sure i am going to search some tips for the better sound.