- Jan 15, 2013
I decided to do this for all my friends who have recently been interested in buying Sony Headphones. NOTE: These are MDR-7506s however the MDR-V6 model are built exactly the same.
NOTE: MDR-7506s have been known to be made in Japan, China, Thailand.
The headphones in the picture are actually made in China, but Sony has since moved all 7506/V6 to Thailand.
I was tired of seeing so many threads of "Are my 7506s fake?" that I decided to make a thread with detailed photos and description.
Each picture below explains how the authentics stand apart from the fakes.
Notice how the headband is round. The fakes typically have 'edges' and are not round.
Look at how the cups lay evenly against each other at the centre. The fakes often will not.
Notice how the ear cups are of two different colours/shades. The actual cup holding the driver is made of metal while the outer piece is plastic. The fakes often look very glossy and/or have plastic all around.
The ear cups will sink in as normal, however the cheap versions tend to sink in completely flat or are unevenly. These cups 'should' be the only glossy part when a photograph is taken. Again look how round the headband is.
Look how the "STUDIO MONITOR" is nice and even and centered. The fakes are always crooked and cheaply done. Also notice the headphone cable is matte and not glossy like the fakes.
The 1/4" Adapter screwed on, it's supposed to be gold with green lines. The fakes have a cheap coating and/or black lines. Also notice the headphone cable is matte and not glossy like the fakes.
Look at the spacing between "DYNAMIC STEREO HEADPHONES". The fakes always run too close. Also look at the "Professional" logo. See how you can see gold 'grain' running through the letters. Some fakes use all CAPS and a different font that looks cheap. Also the stickers on the fakes are often crooked.
Look at the "L" label. The knock offs typically are glued on and glue residue will also bee seen on the fakes. These always fall right off on the cheap knockoffs.
I hope you guys find this useful, and overall the fakes will NEVER sound like an authentic pair.