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Old 04-04-2008, 02:55 PM
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A looks original, B looks fake.

B has an edgy Sennheiser logo with no rounded edges, and the nozzle is also edgy, compared to the rounded one of the original. Furthermore, the plug on B looks to be shiny, whereas the plug on my real ones has a rough texture.
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Old 04-04-2008, 04:36 PM
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Maybe its just a myth that there are real CX300's? o_O

Sennheiser CX300
Razers m100
Creative EP630
Soundwise X3

Must all be the same, I mean, who would be inclined to buy multiple headphones that seem so similar? ;P
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Old 04-04-2008, 04:42 PM
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They're all OEM products by Foster Japan, but the drivers inside sure aren't the same. And of course you get ripoffs that are even cheaper and worse sounding, since they're so popular.
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:54 AM
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what about these two offers:

http://cgi.ebay.de/SENNHEISER-CX-300...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.de/Sennheiser-CX-300...QQcmdZViewItem

They are pretty and they state that they are 100% Original. Can anyone help?
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Old 04-09-2008, 04:38 AM
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Mine are silver and look a lot like yours as well, except the letter 'L' is the correct way around on mine
Hold it up to a mirror to correct that minor issue
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Old 04-15-2008, 07:55 AM
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Default Sennheiser Cx300b Cx300s Fakes

I just bought CX300B and a CX300S from ebay, both were fakes.
They were bought to replace my current authentic pair of CX300Bs.

The black version was not a very good effort:

- irregular cord length
- very thin wire and insulator
- matt, speckled finish
- large poor quality mesh
- almost centred indentation
- large uncentered R and L
- weakly printed and resized logo

The silver version looked identical, except:

- very thin wire and insulator
- perforated mesh
- near centred indentation
- near matching R and L
- slightly larger well printed logo
- markings on the rubber wire protector

The fakes appear to be getting more sophisticated. The silver version was almost perfect, the only way I could tell the difference was by very close comparison to my retail earphones. The perforated mesh is a giveaway as it is just a punctured sheet of metal, though it does look professional and it is set in the headphone. The wire length is also perfect as measured to my retail pair. Another concern was the rubber at the base of the headphone. Both fakes were of different lengths to my genuine pair and had dents and imperfections throughout.

I bought my fakes from e-digitalsystems.

I would recommend comparison with official HD sennheiser pictures:

http://www.sennheiserusa.com/media/h...00-B_hires.jpg
http://www.sennheiserusa.com/media/h...00-S_hires.jpg

Sennheiser approach to counterfeiting:
http://www.sennheiserusa.com/staticC...p?transid=1357

Product Page:
http://www.sennheiserusa.com/newsite...transid=500830
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:20 PM
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I just got a pair of cx300 off of ebay
it seems to fullfill all the qualities of a real pair, but im still not quite sure...
what do u guys think? are these real?
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...7&id=521385920

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...20#pid=1160548

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...20#pid=1160549

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...20#pid=1160550

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...20#pid=1160551
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:32 PM
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I have no Facebook account, so I can't tell.
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I just bought CX300B and a CX300S from ebay, both were fakes.
They were bought to replace my current authentic pair of CX300Bs.

The black version was not a very good effort:

- irregular cord length
- very thin wire and insulator
- matt, speckled finish
- large poor quality mesh
- almost centred indentation
- large uncentered R and L
- weakly printed and resized logo

The silver version looked identical, except:

- very thin wire and insulator
- perforated mesh
- near centred indentation
- near matching R and L
- slightly larger well printed logo
- markings on the rubber wire protector

The fakes appear to be getting more sophisticated. The silver version was almost perfect, the only way I could tell the difference was by very close comparison to my retail earphones. The perforated mesh is a giveaway as it is just a punctured sheet of metal, though it does look professional and it is set in the headphone. The wire length is also perfect as measured to my retail pair. Another concern was the rubber at the base of the headphone. Both fakes were of different lengths to my genuine pair and had dents and imperfections throughout.

I bought my fakes from e-digitalsystems.

I would recommend comparison with official HD sennheiser pictures:

http://www.sennheiserusa.com/media/h...00-B_hires.jpg
http://www.sennheiserusa.com/media/h...00-S_hires.jpg

Sennheiser approach to counterfeiting:
http://www.sennheiserusa.com/staticC...p?transid=1357

Product Page:
http://www.sennheiserusa.com/newsite...transid=500830
With all the fakes, why bother to buy them … go for a pair of mylarone's or something else
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:14 PM
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same as before, are these real?





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take a better picture of the grill and the indented metal ring, this'll tell you
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Them pictures, are different to all CX300's, or is it just me, look at the wire, its insulated into one, whereas the pics in the forum have sperate insulations one each earphone wire which are stuck together.

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Old 04-16-2008, 08:16 AM
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they are exactly as they should look, the cable on the picture is somewhat digitally edited but it is two insulated wires stuck together, with the cable on its side.
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:18 PM
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the metal inset looks pretty authentic
the grill...im not so sure about



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Old 04-17-2008, 07:55 AM
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yup, those are fakes, the perforated sheet metal grill is identical to the fake silver pair i have.

Where did you buy them from exactly?
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:53 PM
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i got them off of ebay from "fantasticplayer2008"
pretty dissapointed tat they're fake...but kinda expected
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Old 04-26-2008, 12:41 PM
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I've made a short guide on how to identify counterfeit sennheiser cx300 also applies to the rest of the CX series. I've not compared the "retail" boxes as they're near perfectly copied and very difficult to tell apart (minus the PET print).

http://reviews.ebay.co.uk/Sennheiser...00000006756666

Hope it helps.
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Old 04-26-2008, 03:28 PM
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nice!

as for the packaging, i found a site that might help

http://homegadgets.blogspot.com/2007...300-white.html
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Old 04-26-2008, 06:07 PM
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someone in this thread also mentioned ebay user 'stave84' selling authentic cx300's but upon another forum, someone reported he was actually selling fake ones. gah!

Might have been me that mentioned stave84, bought mine from him ages ago and had no probs. From what you guys have said, i'm pretty sure they're real
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Old 04-29-2008, 02:52 PM
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stave84's prices look authentic enough, but the guide he's using to verify them is seriously outdated; some sellers don't even know they're selling fakes because they use this guide.

Anyway, good news to hear it checks out genuine! Might have to look into ordering some.
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