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New/old/fake cheap in-ear B&O headset?

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1990
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1990 posted on Tue, Mar 19 2019 10:21 AM

Hi there,

There is a weird non-descript "Bang & Olufsen In-Ear Headset" for sale at a major retailer in the Netherlands right now but I can't figure out which type it is. I can't find any reference to it on the Bang Olufsen website nor the BeoPlay archives. It's really cheap (retails for 79 euros, the sale price is 25 euros!!).

What is this? A fraud? Left over headsets which were created in collaboration with LG Phones or HP?

Here's a link:

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w5bno123
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These are a fake. The LG collaboration was with H3 in-ears. Report it, I’ve seen these on eBay and reported them and they’ve been removed from sale.
1990
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1990 replied on Tue, Mar 19 2019 8:28 PM

They are sold by big (legit!) companies. Weird this. Hope B&O are taking action!

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MJ replied on Wed, Mar 20 2019 7:29 AM

These earphones were actually bundled with the LG V20 smartphone, see link below:

link: https://www.lg.com/sg/mobile-phones/lg-V20

It might be leftover stock. These earbuds are now sold for 25 euro or something at a pharmacy store in the Netherlands, it’s crazy...

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moxxey replied on Wed, Mar 20 2019 10:16 AM

w5bno123:
These are a fake. 

Ouch. My advice is always qualify statements like this first, please. You can be held account, legally, if you say something like this and get it so wrong.

w5bno123
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moxxey:

Ouch. My advice is always qualify statements like this first, please. You can be held account, legally, if you say something like this and get it so wrong.

Sorry I had seen these previously advertised as Beoplay H3 on eBay. I cannot comment if they were a real earphone supplied with a particular phone in selected markets. For example the Beoplay S3 was produced specifically for a mobile phone network and B&O dealers along with third party resellers were able to buy into having them but they weren’t required too.
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Earle replied on Wed, Mar 20 2019 10:59 PM

WOW,... I'm surprised they're actually legit. Probably sound as good as my BANG & OLUFSEN tagged Asus monitor... Laughing

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