Detect Fake Monsters Beats by Dr. Dre Tour Headphones Like a Genius
Dr. Dre In-Ear Tour Headphones: Your Guide to Authenticity
This guide will help those who want to buy geniune and authentic Dr. Dre In-Ear Tour Headphones without spending a fortune. Before we get started, I would like to educate those of you who are not familiar with these headphones.
The Dr. Dre Tour are earbuds worn inside the ear. They are expensive for really small earphones, but they have a very unique and "street" look that gives the wearer some street cred. Monster created Beats by Dr. Dre because of Dr. Dre's reputation. They have even invited other artists like Lady GaGa, P. Diddy, and even Justin Bieber to have their own line just like the Dr. Dre Tour earbuds by Dr. Dre.
The earbuds pictured above are fake, and they are extremely bad fakes. The Monster wording is imperfect, and looks bumpy with bad red painting on the word "monster." Also, the shape of the whole thing looks crooked and uneven. These are 100% fake, so beware if you see one that looks like this.
The counterfeiters are not master craftsmen! They do not know how to replicate anything properly!
How to Tell Real Dr. Dre Tours from Fakes
Clean Monster logo
Monster logo is crooked and uneven
Clear, even serial number
Unclear serial number or none at all
Dr. Dre logo on clean metal plate
Dr. Dre logo on a sticker
Clear images on package with white lettering
Blurry, dark image with gray lettering
Sturdy package with inside flap
Cheap packaging with no inside flap
The Serial Number Is Very Important!
All geniune and authentic Dr. Dre Tour earbuds have a serial number. If a pair of headphones doesn't have one, or it isn't clear, then it is fake. Look closely and you can see that a clear-cut, well-written serial number is visible from the top.
How to Tell the Real from the Steal
With the current economy on a low point, selling Dr Dre Tour headphones for a profit is a great way to make money. Any teenager with a credit card can purchase replica Dr. Dre Tours and then sell them on eBay or through Craigslist for half of the retail price. Do not be fooled by these sellers! They are very easy to spot as long as you know what to look for.
- Use a credible website.
- If the price is below retail price, be suspicious.
- If it seems too good to be true, DON'T BUY IT!
- eBay sells some fakes, so buy with caution.
- Never buy from sellers in Hong Kong or China.
The Dr. Dre Logo
The genuine Dr. Dre Logo is another thing to check. Here is what to look for, to spot the real deal:
- Genuine Dr. Dre Tours have a metal plate with the B logo, without any wear and tear!
- Real Dr. Dre Tours do not have B logos that look like stickers, as some fakes do.
- Authentic Dr. Dre Tours sound better, so if yours are poor quality, return them!
Dr. Dre Tours Box Covers
Take a look at the box size before deciding if it's a fake. The real box cover is bigger and stronger because counterfeiters want to save on packaging costs, so they give you a smaller box to gain more profit.
What to look for when looking at Tour headphones boxes:
- Authentic Tour Earbud packaging has clearer images. The Tour Image on the left looks very clear without being blurry.
- Authentic boxes have whiter writing.
- The Monster logo on bottom right is white, not grey. A white logo is a sign of authenticity.
Inside Flaps of Real vs. Fake Boxes Are Different
Real boxes have an additional flap inside. Counterfeit Dr. Dre Tour boxes are cheaply built and have no extra flap inside.