Bright Side of News reports Sennheiser has issued a warning that Chinese websites and some eBay sellers are selling counterfeit Sennheiser-branded headphones:
Sennheiser, well respected manufacturer of quality headphones, saw an increase in complaints and warranty returns of their equipment. A pattern emerged. Consumers had purchased on line from websites based in - you guessed it - China. eBay sellers had also acquired products from a Chinese wholesaler who deals in counterfeit products.
The old adage, Let the Buyer Beware, couldn’t be more applicable. Sennheiser says: "...pirated merchandise is composed of inferior materials and substandard workmanship. Counterfeit merchandise is not only prone to malfunction, but can also result in injury to the consumer and damage to the environment due to deficient quality control and attention to detail during the production process."
Individuals and professionals enjoy their music on Sennheiser equipment. Where those customers buy their headphones is a concern of the company which is proactive in making sure the sales outlets are legitimate authorized businesses.