Genuine Apple headphones vs fakes

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Thierry ba, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Thierry ba macrumors 6502a

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    I'm looking to buy iPhone headphones on eBay, but how can I know what's authentic Apple stuff and what is fake? They seem to look identical. I'm in a country where nearest Apple store is 500km away.

    Can you help please.
     
  2. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Why would you want to buy iPhone headphones in the first place. There are a lot of far better headphones out there.
     
  3. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Buy them off the apple store if your worried.
     
  4. 617aircav Suspended

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    They fake ones have the same or better quality than the apple ones.
     
  5. Thierry ba thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can you recommend better headphones in same price range with mic and music controls?
     
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    Don't bother buying official Apple headphones, unless they're EarPods or the upgraded in ears. Just go to a drugstore or walmart and buy any one that's over $10.

    They'll be better quality, to boot.
     
  8. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    $10 headphones from drug store don't have mic, volume, or Siri...Which is what he wants. And I'd say that $10 drug store headphones are not better quality in any aspect of the word. Apple 4S buds suck for audio, but for what he wants they will serve him well.
     
  9. Thierry ba thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats right, I have some cheap headphones already but volume controls and mic are missing.
     
  10. BlueGummiBear macrumors 6502a

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    Search for "authentic Apple headphones" and look for a seller with good feedback that isn't shipping from Hong Kong. Should be safe.
     
  11. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

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    Not audiophile stuff at all but Skullcandy FMJ on their eBay store are $19.99 free shipping right now and are great. No volume, but mic, pause, play, ff/rw.
     
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  13. hondaivtec2007 macrumors newbie

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    99.9% of apple headphones on eBay are fake although they still work good as far as the vol and mic controls go sound quality is ok. I would not waste 30.00 on apple headphones and if you are i would buy the news ones that just came out. Just spend the 5.00 on eBay for the fake ones the average person can't tell. Even if you buy a couple sets ur still ahead of the game and next time you upgrade you will get new set.


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Earphone-He...?forcev4exp=true&forceRpt=true#ht_3450wt_1174
     
  14. mateo124 macrumors regular

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    Haha I was about to say the fake ones sound way better anyway
     
  15. Hpye macrumors 6502

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    Buy from apple store online ,,
     
  16. Thierry ba thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My eBay headphones just arrived, seller says they are authentic and came out of iPhone4S box. They do not feel plastic or cheap, looking like real thing to me. Can someone do a comparison with their headphones?

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  17. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    Those in-ear headphones hurt after about 10 minutes.

    One time, I was eating soup and one fell out and landed in the soup.

    Just a friendly warning is all.
     

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