Hello All. First post here, unfortunately to share my "fake" experience. Entirely my own fault. Purchased from eBay for the bargain price of £85, so yeah, I really should have known.
The silver lining is that I got a full refund via eBay, who intervened immediately I raised the concern, so at least that is something. I have a new legitimate pair now too, for £199 off of Amazon ;)
I have looked at some other fakes posted here and elsewhere, and whilst my packaging was bad (see below) it did not have some of the telltale signs of other fakes. The fonts, type etc. on the packaging seemed much better than others I've seen. The spacing was good.
However, once the shrink wrap was off, I started to get worried as the finish was more obviously poor in places…
(apologies for the links, I can't post inline images as I am too new!)
But the first real confirmation came from looking at the storage case. It has all the usual problems with the logo, as well as the brushed effect being wrong which I've seen on all the other fakes on the internet so far...
And the logo being upside down and slightly squint wasn't a good sign either!
Hey! Where did my foam inlay go? :D
I didn't take any close ups of the earphones themselves before I repackaged and sent them back, but they did look very good for fakes. Much better than many others I've seen, especially the bass port and dial print, which looked quite genuine.
Here they are back in the packaging...
However, the real proof came when I stuck them in my ears. They sounded terrible. No trebble or midrange. Just booming bass, which did not adjust at all, no matter how they were tuned.
Anyhoo, hope these up to date pics of recent fakes from UK eBay may assist others. It is always worth reminding ourselves, if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is... :D
Edited by f4780y - 5/29/13 at 3:37am