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Did I buy a pair of fake counterfeit Sennheiser HD800S headphones?

  1. sleepspent
    I recently bought a pair of HD800S from a seller off ebay for $1,480 and I'm skeptical that they are a legitimate authentic pair. I've seen numerous unboxing videos online so I was surprised when I first opened the box up. For starters, the headphones are placed in foam inserts rather than satin velvet material. Second, the imprinting on top of the head band is formatted differently from the ones I've seen online. And lastly, there is no Sennheiser branding on the 1/4" cables. The balanced cable that comes with it is also silver instead of black.
    I have attached photos below. Please let me know if I have an authentic pair or not.

    It sounds amazing btw, its just these other factors that have me concerned.

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    Last edited: Apr 27, 2019
  2. PY034
    I bought my hd800s direct from an authorised sennheiser dealership in person.

    The box inserts I have - foam.
    The cables - 1/4" no branding and xlr cable is silver ( CH 800s )
    The S/N I have is silver in printing

    I don't think the headphone you received is a fake, but you set your mind at ease, best to check with Sennheiser to clear your doubt.
  3. sleepspent
    thank you for reassuring me! it seems like they are legit.
  4. Mshenay Contributor
    It's possible there are "grey" or "international" variants in existence

    I ran into this issue when I got my Canon DSLR. What I bought was 100% legit but not for the US or European domestic Market. So there's little stuff thats... wrong about the packing and I have NO warranty outside of the retailer but it's certainly the authentic product

    That may be the case here

    Still congrats! Happy 2 hear your enjoying them

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