ebay Apple in-ear phones?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by charlesdayton, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. charlesdayton macrumors 6502a

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  2. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    All of them are made in China, including Apples. They're probably the same just not "from Apple."
     
  3. charlesdayton thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    All Apple products are made in China.

    What I was wondering is if those where gray market, fakes with inferior electronics or rejects.
     
  4. greenchiliman macrumors 6502

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    Just like CL, if the price is too low, 99 out of 100, it's fake or stolen
     
  5. OneMike macrumors 603

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    The ones I saw didn't have the 3 button remote either.

    I've scanned over a bit of the feedback and every comment about them from the buyer was positive except one which said:

    "Great communication! works great! although quality not as good as my original. 821663690 ( 6 ) Dec-05-11 18:09"

    Seller replied:

    "Reply by price0816 (Dec-06-11 01:58):
    this is apple headphnes,you could view the feedback from other sellers."

    May come from same factory, going off feedback they look good.

    Unless you just want Apple headphones though for $30 you can pickup some skullcandy or other that has the same feature and you can take back to store if they don't meet your needs.
     
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    I love ebay. I buy lots of stuff there. But I wouldn't recommend buying the Apple IEMs there, from any dealer. There are just too many fakes and they're too hard to discern from genuine. Even dealers who think they are selling genuine can be selling fakes, depending on the wholesaler they obtained them from.

    If you must have these headphones, buy them from a brick and mortar, preferably Apple.
     
  7. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    There's a good chance theyre fake. Apples in ear buds aren't that great anyway.
     
  8. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    I bought a set of these off of ebay because I lost my apple ones.

    I found my apple ones one day.

    to be honest, the genuine apple ones sound just as bad as the knock offs.

    My opinion is, save your money and buy headphones from another company.
     
  9. Thnkdifferent macrumors member

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    You can get way better headphones for the price.

    Try Klipsch or VModa.
     
  10. charlesdayton thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for all the replys guys.

    I was just curious about the low price. I will go with klipsch S4i as I like a little more bass that the Apples.
     
  11. djransom macrumors 68040

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    I agree and they definitely aren't worth $30 IMO.
     
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    If you want the legit one, why not just purchase from Apple and know that you'll be getting the real thing.
     
  14. charlesdayton thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Read my posts here (#1 and #10). I wast just curious because of the price. I want the Klipsch S4i not the Apple ones.
     
  15. chambone macrumors 6502a

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    No, they're not. I bought these and upon putting them in my ears it was immediately clear that they're fake. Excessive mid-bass and no clarity at all. I don't for the life of me comprehend wtf is wrong with the people in his feedback profile. He refunded me in full though.

    Anyway, I popped one side open and there's a cheap single dynamic driver inside.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Amazon has V-Moda with the mic and control on sale right now for almost half price. I already received my set.
     
  17. charlesdayton thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks.

    I wonder how they are doing a 3 button remote. I read that third parties had to purchase an special chip from Apple to make it work.
     

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