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by Nausheen Shaikh February 11, 2016


Despite efforts made to combat its prevalence, there exists a rampant grey secondary market for headphones and audio equipment. In recent times, a drastic increase in the number of fakes available has been observed.

Major and popular brands like Sony are highly susceptible to this. The Japanese giant has provided a few handy tips to help you spot a fake from an original headphone or earphone.

Sony 1 Year warranty sticker on original

Your genuine Sony headphone comes with a 1 year warranty sticker while the fake one doesn't.

MRP Sticker on Genuine Sony

Your genuine Sony headphone comes with an MRP sticker while the fake one doesn't.

Correct Barcode on Original Sony

Your genuine Sony earphone has a bar code that ends with (E) or (IN) while a fake headphone generally has a (CH) or (CN) suffix.

Please don't hesitate to call us at+91 750 664 6988 if you are not 100% sure and need any further clarifications. We will be happy to answer any of your questions, clear your doubts or confusion regarding your purchase.


Get your original Sony headphone here!

Nausheen Shaikh
Nausheen Shaikh

16 Responses


March 28, 2018

I bought sony mdr xb450 bv from amazon..the box doesnt have 1 year warranty sticker..is it fake??


February 01, 2018

Hi Atul,
If you purchased your Sony MDR-XB450 from Headphone Zone, it will be a genuine product as we are an official dealer for Sony India. If you bought your headphone from another E-commerce site, you could check the serial number with Sony to find out if it’s genuine.


February 01, 2018

Hi Maria,
You could double check the serial number of your Sony headphone with Sony Asia.

Maria Victoria A. Lopez

January 25, 2018

Hi I recieve a gift and it is sony MDR-XB450 and I dont know if it is original,it came from Lazada online shopping.


January 11, 2018



December 19, 2017

Hi Srijan,
You need not worry about your earphones being fake. Sony has had a couple manufacturing plants in Thailand for some time now. So I can assure you that these earphones are 100% original.


November 02, 2017

Hi just received Sony MDR-XB55AP that I ordered from your site.I see Thailand written on the wire.Are these original earphones?


October 27, 2017

Is a fake Sony mdr 950x able to connect to the Sony Headphone app?


June 07, 2017

Hi Priya,
We are the authorised retailers for Sony and secure products directly from them. Talking about the prices, we always try to match our price with the international market. Thus, the prices are lower than other e-commerce websites. You can rest assured about receiving a genuine product only.

Priya satish

June 01, 2017

Hi good afternoon I want to buy sony MDR XB50AP earphones you are selling it for ₹1499 but other online companies are selling it for more. Now my question is that how can I trust you whether your product is fake or genuine

Bidhan Chandra Mojumder

April 17, 2017

I ordered a sony mdr zx110. Will the package have the 1 year warranty sticker, mrp sticker and IN ending barcode as mentioned by you?


March 27, 2017

Is MDR EX150AP1 real Or Fake SONY earphone? Reply me fast plz


February 07, 2017

I appreciate all the information you are providing, appreciate it.

I am planning on buying Sony AD268 Headphones, is there a way i can check whether the ones offered on Ebay are original or not before buying? And even if the seller providers me with the barcode, where should i check it online to verify the barcode.

Please let me know.


Lalit akshant

February 04, 2017

My barcode have just 4548736006706 My friend is saying this is duplicate. How to find? I bought in amazon. Please reply soon as possible

Anand kumar

January 27, 2017

I got fake sony xb 30 from ebay I was not available in my city so my freind received it when I came and listened this it sounded worse than the 50 rs earphone then I google and found your article but claim time was crossed now I am very disapointed with this. Thanks for your guidence in future I ’l take care of your points . If you could do somthing to stop fake marketing it will be great for innocent people .


January 13, 2017

Glad this distinction is of great help. Do feel free to contact us for any further queries.


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