Bought a set of these on Ebay for $35, 'Buy It Now". ( I had ordereed CX300-II)
Yeah I know. I’ve bought and sold stuff on ebay for years and I know what to look for.
Got these in the mail and the packaging looked identical in all details to Sennheiser packaging. Barcode, fine print, everything looked perfect. Earbuds were a dead-on match to what Sennheiser shows on their web site.
Opened them up and plugged them in. Left earbud was dead and right earbud was almost dead. Huh!
So, I got on the Sennheiser web site and asked Support if this ebay seller (gave them the ebay id) was authentic. They responded back and said NO, and that the units were counterfeit.
I immediately emailed the ebay seller and told him this. Never heard from him. Nada. Got on the PayPal site and relayed the story to them with a refund request. Went over to ebay to look at the add again and it was GONE! It seems that Sennheiser must have relayed my story to ebay!
Ok - I said what the heck and plugged the earbuds in and let them go at full volume all night. The next morning they sounded almost perfect! Still a little tinney, but after 12 more hrs they sound almost perfect!
What I think I got was not counterfeit, but contraband. Probably stole from the factory in China or hijacked from a freighter in the south seas. Anyway, looks like I got a dandy set of earbuds for free but now I’ll feel guilty when I use them! Maybe I’ll give them to the girl down the street.
I did get a nice leather case with it that holds the earbuds AND my Fuze! Plus a dozen earpieces, cable winder, and clip.
If it looks to good to be true, it probably is!