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post #16 of 84

With my own counterfeit IE 80s I got from eBay, I've made a little pictorial of my own highlighting what seems to be the differences between genuine and counterfeit IE 80s. I've uploaded it here:

 

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?0x6l80zqvl7ngma

 

Main points:

- The lack of curvature in the "S" of the logo on the counterfeit case

- Missing wire ties on the counterfeit

- Off-center position of the hole for the safety tab (which contributes to the general shoddiness of the counterfeit packaging, such as misplacement of text as mentioned by arctic cougar in his comparison)

 

edit: Just noticed that there are two instances of the text "UPC" next to the UPC barcode on the counterfeit packaging, one on top and one to the side. You can see it in the third picture in the pictorial I uploaded.


Edited by LooseLeaf - 8/25/12 at 3:05pm
post #17 of 84

I intend to buy my IE80s from amazon germany, anyone with any experience of fake stuff? :o 

post #18 of 84

IE80 the one in amazon germany is legit, I bought it and it arrived last week, it is excellent, i like the sound already, better than my IE8.

post #19 of 84

Thats good to hear! :) 

 

How long did it take to deliver? 

 

Also, is there any warranty? I can't read german. I used google translate, no mention of warranty on the listing.

post #20 of 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by LooseLeaf View Post

With my own counterfeit IE 80s I got from eBay, I've made a little pictorial of my own highlighting what seems to be the differences between genuine and counterfeit IE 80s. I've uploaded it here:

 

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?0x6l80zqvl7ngma

 

Main points:

- The lack of curvature in the "S" of the logo on the counterfeit case

- Missing wire ties on the counterfeit

- Off-center position of the hole for the safety tab (which contributes to the general shoddiness of the counterfeit packaging, such as misplacement of text as mentioned by arctic cougar in his comparison)

 

edit: Just noticed that there are two instances of the text "UPC" next to the UPC barcode on the counterfeit packaging, one on top and one to the side. You can see it in the third picture in the pictorial I uploaded.

 

Thanks! It was really helpful in helping me identify fake IE80s. Just found another fake one on an online site.

post #21 of 84
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Originally Posted by tang63 View Post

 

Thanks! It was really helpful in helping me identify fake IE80s. Just found another fake one on an online site.

 

+1 -- same here. Just received a fake IE80 from a third party merchant via Amazon. Trying to work with them to get the issue resolved and the IEMs replaced with genuine ones -- let's see how that goes. 

post #22 of 84
Just to name and shame the criminal because it would appear sweet FA is being done by trading standards, action fraud, the police or Ebay to stop him making probably more money than I do from skanking people out of their hard earned cash *drumroll*...

the-iphone-man

Currently selling lots of new without tags Casio watches, more headphones etc
I'd love to say I'm not bitter but I really am. Makes me sick. When I was deciding whether or not I could really justify buying a MacBook and coming to the conclusion that I couldn't, it crossed my mind that if this guy sells 10 pairs of headphones he could get one without having left his bedroom playing computer games, that's not right.

Feels slightly better to vent. Thanks for listening to my rant.
Edited by arctic cougar - 9/8/12 at 11:10pm
post #23 of 84
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Originally Posted by arctic cougar View Post

Just to name and shame the criminal because it would appear sweet FA is being done by trading standards, action fraud, the police or Ebay to stop him making probably more money than I do from skanking people out of their hard earned cash *drumroll*...
the-iphone-man
Currently selling lots of new without tags Casio watches, more headphones etc
I'd love to say I'm not bitter but I really am. Makes me sick. When I was deciding whether or not I could really justify buying a MacBook and coming to the conclusion that I couldn't, it crossed my mind that if this guy sells 10 pairs of headphones he could get one without having left his bedroom playing computer games, that's not right.
Feels slightly better to vent. Thanks for listening to my rant.

intentionally selling counterfeit goods is a federal violation; you've reported him, no?

at the very least, alert him of it and hope he gives you your money back.

edit: wow, totally went above my head there; I need sleep -_-


Edited by aleki - 9/9/12 at 12:14am
post #24 of 84
post #25 of 84
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Originally Posted by Badabid View Post

http://www.tipidpc.com/viewitem.php?iid=19509335

 

Are these legit?

 

Looks to be genuine based on the logo on the case. Can't speak to the headphones themselves though. You might want the seller to take a picture of the face of the headphone shell. The logo as well as the adjustment knob might give some hints.

post #26 of 84

I have recently purchased a pair of IE80 directly from Amazon for $449, and it arrived last week.

 

I took some pictures of the ie80 and hope it would further provide fellow head-fiers with some reference/information on how to identify a genuine set.

 

The box is as described by earlier member, the "d' should have good spacing between the printed words above. The "SENNHEISER" at the bottom is also nicely centered inside the blue rectangular background.

 

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I compared my set with my buddy's ie80 which he purchased about a year and half ago also with an authorized Sennheiser dealer. I noticed the newer version IE80's Sennheiser logo looks a bit "burned" where the older version's logo looks more clean like it was etched or punched in.

 

Another difference I noticed is the bass tuning port. The newer IE80 (my set) is closer to the surface of the face plate, while the older version is more recessed. It's harder to tell the difference by looking at the picture but with naked eyes the difference is more noticeable.
 
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This is a picture I took on my friend's IE80, you can see more clearly that the bass tuning port is very recessed inside the shell.
 
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Edited by tc810007 - 9/20/12 at 1:45pm
post #27 of 84
Just curious, how was the sound on the fakes? I had fake ie8s and coppers and the sound on both was sub $20.
post #28 of 84

Id buy from a authorised dealer, the thing being that sennheiser only warranty stuff from authorised dealers even the hd650 which as far i know ar'nt copied if their sold below sennheisers minimal price range then sennheisers wont warranty them even though their genuine.

post #29 of 84

I bought the IE80s for 80 euros from China. I was really afraid that they were fakes, but comparing all these photos I'm sure that I have the real ones.

 

I did buy from an ebay seller that had 1000+ positive reviews. But still, how did I get them for 80 euros, including shipping fees?!?

 

Also they sound real.

post #30 of 84
Just not possible to get a 'real' pair brand new for 80 Euros, that would be less than the wholesale price. The Chinese are very good at copies.
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