Originally Posted by Music Alchemist
That's what people mean by clone. XD
No. That's how a lot of noobs to the hobby misuse the term. By definition, a clone is a copy, a good knockoff. So it's when one company copies another companies product. Some clones are more exact copies than others, and a company might even source some of the same parts. Here's an example of a good clone: http://www.cnet.com/news/are-the-energy-take-classic-and-monoprice-9774-the-same/
. Monoprice was eventually stopped from making those due to an injunction from Energy. Now Monoprice has a new clone that's just slightly different so that they aren't violating any patents or design copyrights.
But there's no cloning going on here with this particular headphone. ONE company makes the Brainwavz HM5 and Fisher FA-003, and then they add the branding for the company that wants to sell it. It's the exact same headphone, not a copy, not a clone.
This also happens with IEMs as well. One company makes the IEM in China, and then other companies buy it with their branding put on it. Or consider the Donscorpio Bass Colours which are the same headphone as the Velodyne vPulse 1st generation version. Apparently, Donscorpio was the OEM for Velodyne, and when Velodyne moved to a revised version (likely from a different source), Donscorpio began selling it under their own name. Not a clone because it's the same headphone made by the same manufacturer.