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Buying JVC FX3X How To Tell If Genuine?

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Hi everyone,

 

I'm looking at buying the JVC FX3X earphones and I wanted to know if there's a way to tell if they are genuine or not.

If they come in the JVC packaging does that mean they are real or do they make copies of that too?

I was gonna buy these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/JVC-XTREME-XPLOSIVES-HA-FX3X-DEEP-BASS-In-Ear-Headphones-/281180825730?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item4177aee882

But I heard that most of the ones from Hong Kong and China are fake.

So I decided to buy from a UK seller: http://www.ebay.com/itm/JVC-HA-FX3X-Xtreme-Xplosives-In-Ear-Canal-Stereo-Carbon-Deep-BASS-Headphones-/261240013583?pt=UK_AudioVisualElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Headphones&hash=item3cd31e430f

But to me this seller looks a bit suspicious as they are also selling these earphones in Black and Red but I couldn't find anything about other colors on the JVC site, here's the links

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JVC-HA-FX3X-R-Xtreme-Xplosives-CRIMSON-RED-In-Ear-Canal-Deep-BASS-Headphones-/261253815225?pt=UK_AudioVisualElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Headphones&hash=item3cd3f0dbb9

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JVC-HA-FX3X-B-Xtreme-Xplosives-STEALTH-BLACK-In-Ear-Canal-Deep-BASS-Headphones-/261253800553?pt=UK_AudioVisualElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Headphones&hash=item3cd3f0a269

 

Both sellers offer a 1 year warranty, would someone selling fakes give a warranty?

Any advice is appreciated.

 

Cheers,

Nik  

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Bump, sorry but I need a reply urgently. 

post #3 of 7

The seller seems reputable. As far as the FX3X I think it was last fall that jvc released a slightly revised version of it with black cable and red or black housing and I personally haven't heard of fakes of them. The original FX3X with the red cable has been faked quite a bit AFAIK

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The seller seems reputable. As far as the FX3X I think it was last fall that jvc released a slightly revised version of it with black cable and red or black housing and I personally haven't heard of fakes of them. The original FX3X with the red cable has been faked quite a bit AFAIK

 

Thanks, I'll order them from the UK seller once he/she reply's.

Thanks for that I was getting worried with all the fakes around, but since they aren't sold here I have to buy from ebay.

 

Cheers,

Nik

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The seller seems reputable. As far as the FX3X I think it was last fall that jvc released a slightly revised version of it with black cable and red or black housing and I personally haven't heard of fakes of them. The original FX3X with the red cable has been faked quite a bit AFAIK

 

When you say slightly revised is the only difference the color? Or are there some improvements inside?

Since you said that the original ones have been faked more I was thinking of getting the new ones, but if they are all from the same seller is there any point in doing this? Anyway they come with a warranty so I'll check them out and I can return them if they do have problems.

Still waiting for a reply from the seller, so if anyone has any more info it would be appreciated.

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When you say slightly revised is the only difference the color? Or are there some improvements inside?

Since you said that the original ones have been faked more I was thinking of getting the new ones, but if they are all from the same seller is there any point in doing this? Anyway they come with a warranty so I'll check them out and I can return them if they do have problems.

Still waiting for a reply from the seller, so if anyone has any more info it would be appreciated.

 

AFAIK they just changed the cables and added options for different colored housings. Everything else should be the same. If you ask me, the change to a black cable is already quite the upgrade in comparison to the ugly red one. But yeah, looking at how many jvc iems the seller has actually sold and still having high rating I'd say everything seems legit.

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AFAIK they just changed the cables and added options for different colored housings. Everything else should be the same. If you ask me, the change to a black cable is already quite the upgrade in comparison to the ugly red one. But yeah, looking at how many jvc iems the seller has actually sold and still having high rating I'd say everything seems legit.

 

Thank you very much for your help, I'll order them today, haha now I have to decide on the colors :D.

Once again your help is very appreciated.

 

Cheers,

Nik

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