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dfkt 01-23-2007 07:56 AM

How to tell the difference between real and fake Sennheiser CX300/500
 
I found a very interesting thread over at iAudiophile... might be useful for some of you.

This is just one example of faked CX300's - there are others around that look different.

Here is an example of a new fake that looks a lot more "real": http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...2&postcount=51
Another example of newer generation fakes: http://anythingbutipod.com/forum/sho...&postcount=197
Here's a site about fake CX500: http://www.justbright.com/CX500/index0.html


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rich1068 01-23-2007 08:31 AM

Nice post!

I've read something similar on AVForums but not in as much detail and no pics.

dfkt 01-23-2007 08:40 AM

You can also see a difference in the logo: the real one is a perfect rectangle, the "S" matching the angled lines - while the fake has a bigger "S" that protrudes the rectangle.

thatcrazyjames 01-23-2007 09:39 AM

this kind of shit irritates the hell outta me!

JDGAFFLIN 01-23-2007 09:41 AM

Ill bet the fakes sound good!!!

dfkt 01-23-2007 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JDGAFFLIN (Post 59668)
Ill bet the fakes sound good!!!

Yeah, you can tell by the tiny plastic drivers compared to the huge copper drivers of the real ones. :)

JDGAFFLIN 01-23-2007 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dfkt (Post 59732)
Yeah, you can tell by the tiny plastic drivers compared to the huge copper drivers of the real ones. :)

I was being, uh, sacarstic. :D But you knew that...:p

Plastic drivers are more easy on the ears. :eek:

dfkt 01-23-2007 12:10 PM

Noooo... I thought you were serious. :D

Plastic = lighter than metal, so it vibrates faster, thus providing audiophile-grade airy treble with a great soundstage.

Making up audiophile stuff is fun.

Aardvark 01-23-2007 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JDGAFFLIN (Post 59745)
I was being, uh, sacarstic. :D But you knew that...:p

Plastic drivers are more easy on the ears. :eek:

Yep, they are more easy on the head as well...............man if you ever get hit by one of those wooden drivers you really know about it:D

Aardvark 01-24-2007 06:13 PM

Warning to UK Ebayers.

I have just run a search for CX300 on the UK site and have seen pages of fake CX300.

Before you bid, make sure of the following.

1 Full EU retail box
2 Right angled chrome 3.5mm jack plug.

All the fakes that I can see have no box and a gold straight 3.5mm plug

Alfredo 01-29-2007 01:18 PM

I ordered them from www.newegg.com and they are original. Just order from sites/stores that are big not the small ones.

ammar 01-31-2007 04:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aardvark (Post 60593)
Warning to UK Ebayers.

I have just run a search for CX300 on the UK site and have seen pages of fake CX300.

Before you bid, make sure of the following.

1 Full EU retail box
2 Right angled chrome 3.5mm jack plug.

All the fakes that I can see have no box and a gold straight 3.5mm plug

What does the full EU retail box look like?

DevilJIN 03-01-2007 11:50 AM

does anyone know where can i get a pair in bangkok ?

Moyt 03-18-2007 03:24 PM

They looks like the same pics from an eBay seller who was going on about fake and real ones. I wasn't aware that a lot of sellers there are selling fake Sennheiser CX300's as well. Although I shouldn't be suprised by the amount of other fake stuff I come across on eBay i.e fake Sony pro duo memory sticks

XoX 03-26-2007 01:31 PM

Is this a fake? The Price and the Place (China) speaks for it:
http://cgi.ebay.de/Sennheiser-CX300-...ayphotohosting

Aardvark 03-26-2007 03:39 PM

From the photos they look genuine. The pack is the standard EU retail pack and this looks genuine as well. All the fakes that I have seen have not been shipped in a retail pack and have a straight plug as opposed to a right angles plug.

It all depends on what they look like when they arrive.

The CX300 are all made in China

maboroshi 03-31-2007 05:37 PM

Do they 'pop' when you put them in your ears? I got mine from Amazon.uk(not the marketplace). It feels like an airtight fit...

Aardvark 03-31-2007 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maboroshi (Post 93944)
Do they 'pop' when you put them in your ears? I got mine from Amazon.uk(not the marketplace). It feels like an airtight fit...

Yes, they do pop if you get an airtight seal as you push them in. This is normal and is reported by a good proportion of users.

Asian 04-13-2007 08:20 PM

PICS?
 
I can't see the pictures!

dfkt 04-13-2007 08:25 PM

Uh, oh... server gone offline... if the pics don't come back, I got them saved on my HDD - I'll put them up on a safe place.


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