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PSA: New Counterfeit Headphones (ones we care about)!

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So there were rumors floating around of fake Edition 8's since last November (in the ED8 thread) but no one really took notice. But as it turns out, a lot of other flagship replicas are showing up on chinese sites, namely alibaba and aliexpress. The list mainly includes Beyerdynamic, Grado, and Ultrasone, but also Fostex (TH900) and a bunch of high-end in-ears. And if they're as good as making these as they are with fake Beats, then it would be very hard to tell from pictures alone.

 

Example: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Fostex-th900-s-top-hifi-earphones-headset-cherry-flagship/1727538411.html 

 

Of course, once you have them in hand it would be very easy to tell from the real ones (horrible sound, plastic wood, etc) but at the same time, a lot of people completely dismiss the possibility of counterfeits when dealing with flagships so they might be caught off guard.


Edited by viralcow - 3/27/14 at 7:16pm
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Very interesting. I've noticed quite a few of those listings, but I don't think I've seen any head-fiers purchase these to verify. Of course I'm very skeptical of the price, but also I don't think we've seen any higher end headphones that have been counterfeit. Also, I know a lot of these headphones don't cost a whole lot to make, even less than what these guys are charging, so they could be legitimate ones stolen/backdoored out the factory. Happens in other industries as well. Interested to see this unfold, thx for the tag!

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thanks for the post.

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