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How to open up m50's to verify whether they are fakes or not?

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Hello everyone. I know there's already a detailed thread on the deconstruction of the m50s, but I was just wondering what the easiest way would be for me to open it up to make sure I didn't get ripped off. Received my headphones yesterday (bought them on amazon from a seller called 'Amazing Deals Online') and I gotta say, so far they don't sound like what I remember m50s sounding like. Not even close.

 

I found this post from the member 'jerg' on another thread:

 

"For god's sakes people, just get a cross screwdriver and pop one side open, it takes 2 minutes, you won't break / rip anything unless you don't have fingers, and it saves you all this time worrying and taking nearly useless photos that don't prove anything.

 

Real M50's have a "125B" sticker on the driver, and the exposed silicon chip is gray and brown. Fake M50's don't have the "125B" sticker, and the silicon chip is green.

 

You don't even need to pop open the inner plastic cover, just take a flashlight and peep inside after removing the pleather."

 

 

So I guess my question is, how do i remove the pleather?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

post #2 of 8

People bothered making fake M50s? 

 

post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by Murder Mike View Post
 

People bothered making fake M50s? 

 


It appears to be the case, yes.

post #4 of 8

Either way, this video should explain everything, assuming you're talking about the earpads.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_qi71ePIQg

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Originally Posted by Murder Mike View Post
 

Either way, this video should explain everything, assuming you're talking about the earpads.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_qi71ePIQg

 

Cheers.

 

Edit: Can I just gently pull the ear pads off the m50s or do I need a screwdriver?


Edited by Amputechture - 1/24/14 at 12:30pm
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

 

Just took one ear pad off and took a picture with flash. Definitely looks fake to me. The chip is clearly green. Can someone confirm that they're fakes before I call Amazon and ask for a full refund?

post #7 of 8
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Can somebody please confirm they are fakes based on that picture?

post #8 of 8

It would be really hard to tell just based on that picture. Opening up these headphones is an easy task. Just remove the 4 screws and slowly pull. The insides of an M50 are very neat and contained. Just do not rip out the driver though as there are wires (of decent length iirc) you can pull out if you are being wreckless. Once opened you should see the back of the driver still being pretty contained and a felt disc held by a metal arm. Everything should feel pretty sturdy and not flimsly. I never had a fake M50 so I do not know the quality they put into faking a $100 headphone.

 

From what I can tell otherwise from the pic is that everything looks the same.

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