Columbus, OH – Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones have been a popular holiday gift for several years now, with PC Magazine rating the noise-canceling model as one of the best noise-canceling headphones of 2016. Better Business Bureau is warning consumers that counterfeit Beats are often sold, masquerading as great deals online.
Bullet-Tech uses a false Central Ohio address on their website to create the impression that customers can reach them if they need assistance.
Real Beats by Dr. Dre will have the word “wireless” on the silver part of the outer headphone frame. Fake Beats will have the words “studio wireless” written instead.
Real Beats will have a well crafted headphones case with no cracks. Fake Beats will have a case with an outer black clip, and crooked stitching on the inside.
Real Beats will not show any flashing lights or LED lighting when they are turned on because the plastic is thicker and of better quality. Fake Beats will show the LED lights shining through on both sides of the ear pieces as a result of thinner, cheaper plastic.
Real Beats will have a clear trademark symbol and description on the inside of the headphone frame that is easy to read. Fake Beats will have a blurry, faded trademark that is difficult to see clearly.
Real beats will have thick foam covering the speakers. Fake Beats will have thin, transparent foam that allows you to see the speakers through the material.
Because Beats headphones are so specialized, retailers have to be authorized to sell them. For a list of authorized Beats dealers, consumers should go to the Beats website at: http://www.beatsbydre.com/support/buying/authorized-retailers.html.
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