On the other hand, I think what I wrote clearly shows that his pair is not real.
What makes you think it is real? Because the old K702/701s are being made in china now?
But the 702-65s are more similar to the 712s. And, again, being made in austria is listed as a feature.
So I would say that it is, without a doubt, a fake. :P
I understand you are sure, I'm just surprised you came to such a solid conclusion without any really good evidence to base this on. The K701 and K702 production lines have moved to China, so it's not shocking a variant of the K702 is made in China. The literature about being "hand made in Austria blah blah" is a stupid marketing ploy (which apparently works, because everyone panics if they're headphones aren't made in Austria). That literature was put out when the headphones were initially produced and at that time they were.
No high end headphone has ever been counterfeit. Every accusation ever on headphone about fake headphones has been unfounded later.
I just purchased a pair of K701 directly from Amazon. The sticker says "Made in China (PRC)". These sound nearly identical to the Q701 I have on hand.