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post #16 of 28
Hi thanks for replying, these are a bit cheaper. I'm just wondering if they're fake, but they have that 'Prime' check thing on them and they're fulfilled by amazon. Could this mean they are not fake?
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by erlman66 View Post

Hi thanks for replying, these are a bit cheaper. I'm just wondering if they're fake, but they have that 'Prime' check thing on them and they're fulfilled by amazon. Could this mean they are not fake?

 

When it says that it's fulfilled by Amazon, that just means that it's being sold by a third-party vendor using Amazon's warehouse and shipping services. Thus, because it's not being sold by Amazon directly, it is still possible to receive a fake unit.

post #18 of 28
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Hey zaim, just wondering because I might buy the same iem on amazon but, what was the price you paid for the real Sony xba-4? The price on amazon now is about 200$ but that seems too cheap to be true!

XBA-4 are on sale in many places (new hybrid XB models incoming).

Got mines in June for 150$ in Sydney Airport electronic store.

 

From the look of it, Zaim got the French packaging, looks authentic to me.

post #19 of 28
Thread Starter 

Since the XBA40 are out I'd actually be looking at those over the XBA4, unless the 4's are on sale.

 

The chances of getting something that's fake is less likely when its "fulfilled by amazon" even if you get a fake you'll be dealing with Amazon, not the third party seller, at least that's how I'm told it works.

 

Any chance you could send me a link to the headphones ?


Edited by zaim - 9/11/13 at 3:43pm
post #20 of 28

i almost had the same problem with some bose qc15 until, before payment i asked the seller if they were genuine or not and he just sent me an authorisation for cancellation of payment lol without a reply.

post #21 of 28
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i almost had the same problem with some bose qc15 until, before payment i asked the seller if they were genuine or not and he just sent me an authorisation for cancellation of payment lol without a reply.

 

Lol, I assume that's on ebay ? I really don't like buying Headphones on ebay, I prefer to go with a well known retailer or someone on ebay who can actually provide you with proof of purchase.

post #22 of 28

yep ebay lol when i enquired if they were genuine it went silent

post #23 of 28

Definitely fake. Its available here on ebay india for around 6$. But the seller has a disclaimer in bold about them being fake.

 

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Sony-xba-4sl-Experience-Balanced-Armature-for-MP3-MP4-Mobile-Ipod-/181214368633?pt=IN_Mobile_Accessories&hash=item2a3137d379&_uhb=1

post #24 of 28

lol, it makes me laugh so much how £250 headphones being sold at £4 (obviously fakest ones)

post #25 of 28
I just got a pair of the xba 4 for about USD 136 from japan just last week on my holiday to japan, the XBA 40 was also similar priced, but I choose the xba 4 because the drivers in the XBA 4 are made in japan whiles the drive in the XBA 40 are made in china.

I put it up for sale in the auction now, as this was not my intended iem to buy, I also got the ex800ST which was the main iem that I was after.
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by zaim View Post
 

Hi, I paid £210 I believe. 

wow if those arent real and you paid that much....i would be trying to find a way to return them

post #27 of 28
Thread Starter 

I sent the fake ones back ages ago, it was £210 for the real deal (from Amazon)

post #28 of 28

ahhh i see

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