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Master Geek

# 214824 30-May-2017 13:54
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HI all. Just purchased some Kingston hyperx cloud core headphones from a pc retailer in Auckland and saw a Russian video comparing some genuine ones and some from aliexpress. The dialogue was Russian so I have no idea what was said but I could see the comparisons. The ones I bought are exactly like the the aliexpress ones in the video. Did I buy some chinese fake ones?
How can I find out for sure?
Here's the link to video

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1791784 30-May-2017 15:01
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The verdict reached in the Russian video you linked was that the aliexpress ones may have had slight differences but were in fact genuine, and the note below the video says that a listening test confirmed they sounded the same as the original ones he had.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1791788 30-May-2017 15:06
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Some of the comments below the video say that it's possible they are fakes, and that the uploader should have compared pcbs etc, but I would have thought them sounding the same means that it wouldn't really matter if they were "fake". If you bought yours off a reputable retailer, there shouldn't be an issue.


[EDIT] - Double-checking the aliexpress site that the video links to, the price is basically the same as NZ pricing, but without consumer guarantee etc, so probably are original, but it wouldn't have saved you money buying from aliexpress instead of locally.


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Master Geek

  # 1791906 30-May-2017 18:16
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Thanks so much for checking that out for me. I take it you speak Russian?


I feel better about it all now. It wasn't so much the money it was more about a NZ retailer flogging counterfeit goods and of course paying for non genuine goods. :)

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1792694 31-May-2017 22:18
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All good. I do speak some Russian, but in general I usually find that Google Translate is good enough to get the gist of things when dealing with foreign comments and instructions online.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1793278 1-Jun-2017 18:05
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Sounds like they are fake to me. Most likely assembled from a mix of fake parts and real ones that happened to be surplus.


They may sound just like the real thing because they have real drivers but they may fall apart after six months because of other parts being of poor quality.



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