Originally Posted by Obed
Hi Val, just got my M-80 from eBay and I just want to know that the item that I got is not fake where can I confirm it? Though the headphone are nice and the SQ is fantastic after a 12hrs burn-in, I just want to be sure because I won my M-80 through eBay auction for such a low price of $102 for a brandnew un-open box.
Best way to tell, as always with fakes, is to check the box. The band at the top should be a snake skin like texture, as with the snap flap. Open the snap flap and remove the ribbon to the the right. If there was no small red ribbon, the box was opened. After doing this you should be able to slide the cover off of the box pretty easily to reveal a plainer white box the only says cross fade on the front and veni vidi vici on the back. Check along the bottom on the back for the amplitude chart that is grey scaled behind the red line and spartan helmet. If the amplitude chart is easily visible and a high quality print then the headphones are real.
If the first way is too complex check the case too. Specifically the stitching at the top of the case where it says v Moda. Make sure the logo and text is centered and very easily legible and most of all, not crooked, if not then you have fakes. Also make sure the d connects to the a in the appropriate place, check the headband on the headphones and you'll know what I mean.
I honestly couldn't see a purpose or profit in making fake M 80s. The sound quality and build quality are too difficult to replicate, while still seeing profit. I think the guy thought the auction would go higher and you lucked out, they could be used or refurbished. Like I said check the little ribbon on the box.
Hope I could help!