Apparently the business of knock-offs has wormed its way into the headphone market. BBC is reporting that fake Beats by Dr Dre headphones are among the most seized items over the past year. How much will the fakes cost you? About $20 US dollars or so.
Trading Standards said it was the first time it had seen the mass production of counterfeit headphones. "It's a trend—Dr Dre is a leading headphone and that's what counterfeiters will go after." True that.
How To Spot Fakes:
• If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Genuine Beats products are made with premium materials and are designed to deliver a one-of-a-kind listening experience.
• If a website is offering low pricing if you buy more than one pair, they’re not an authorized Beats by Dr. Dre dealer.
• Make sure the shrink-wrap on the exterior is tight and professional. Auction sites offering products with no box or manual, no warranty or documentation, are counterfeit. Bottom line: if you get Beats products in unprofessional packaging, they’re fake.
• Any cheap, faded, damaged packaging, labeling, strange markings or misspelled words are all sure signs of counterfeits.