AVOID FAKE BOSE TRIPORT IN EAR HEADPHONES/EARPHONES

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THIS GUIDE HAS BEEN UPDATED. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE NEW VERSION:

http://reviews.ebay.co.uk/Fake-Bose-In-Ear-Headphones-Earphones-GENERAL_W0QQugidZ10000000010210747



THE GENERAL INFORMATION BELOW IS STILL USEFUL - BUT THE LINK ABOVE GIVES MORE DETAIL

WHEREVER YOU BUY YOUR Bose Triport In Ear Headphones... THESE GUIDES WILL TRY TO HELP YOU AVOID THE FAKES

(Please note that there is an eBay guide that states 042365 is not a real Bose product code. This is not true and the code is 100% valid (just check with Bose themselves!). Both genuine and fake headphones bear this product code code.

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We are happy for you to buy elsewhere! This guide is to help you identify any fake Bose!

If this guide is helpful PLEASE help others by clicking the button at the end of the review

Please vote if only to combat the people who press NO because they are selling fakes :-)

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There are 2 current versions of these headphones - both are the same headphones - but they have different shaped 3.5mm jack plugs for connecting to your iPod etc

Both current versions have black & white "striped" cables, the very early models have a solid black cable. We have seen fakes with both types of cable

The original version are packaged in a cardboard box and the revised (iPhone compatible) version are in a plastic pack. We have seen fakes in both types of package

 

1) The cardboard box pack ie "original version":

 and has this connector ==>

This is the original version of the Bose In Ear Headphones - the connector will fit almost any mp3/iPod etc EXCEPT the original (2G) iPhone (3G iPhone + iPod Touch fit OK)

All current units have black & white "striped" cables. We have seen fakes in cardboard boxes, and with both black cables and striped cables :(

 

 

2) The plastic pack ie "revised version":

 and has this connector ==>

This is the newer version of the Bose In Ear Headphones - the connector will fit ALL 3.5mm connectors INCLUDING all iPods, 2G & 3G iPhone and iPod Touch

All current units have black & white "striped" cables. These packs come in a factory sealed hard plastic bubble pack (the type of packaging you cut off a finger opening!). We have seen fakes in plastic packs, with black cables and with striped cables :(

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The only way to be sure of a genuine Bose headphones is to buy from a Bose dealer or a reputable seller with a long history of selling 100% genuine items

 

 

Below are some photos for your information/guidance. As you can see - it's not easy to tell the difference - and in most ways the fakes are identical to the genuine item

 

COULD BE GENUINE OR FAKE -->

 

COULD BE OLD OR FAKE (BLACK CABLE) -->

 

MIGHT BE GENUINE - SERIAL # SHOWING -->

 

PROBABLY FAKE - SERIAL # MISSING -->

 

COULD BE GENUINE OR FAKE -->

 

COULD BE OLD OR FAKE -->

 

 

If we missed anything out or made any mistakes, please send an eBay message and we will correct it/update the guide

 

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We are an eBay UK Powerseller and have previously sold authentic Bose In Ear Triport headphones on eBay.co.uk under the seller ID: mobilez


THIS GUIDE WAS WRITTEN IN 2007

- AND HAS HARDLY BEEN UPDATED SINCE 2009...


FOR MORE UP TO DATE INFO ON FAKES PLEASE SEE

http://xellentek.com/Headphones/Headphones/Headphones/Boseinear.html


PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SITE ABOVE - IT WAS SUGGESTED BY A CUSTOMER


Please see Mobilez' feedback for reassurance that we are reputable sellers and that this is a genuine guide

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