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How to identify counterfeit Sennheiser 416 Microphones

Sennheiser: 416 Microphones

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Edited: Apr 12, 2017

Product Information:

The venerable Sennheiser MKH 416 is a compact pressure-gradient microphone with short interference tube, and highly immune to humidity due to its RF condenser design. Featuring high directivity, low self noise, high consonant articulation and feedback rejection it is the choice of professionals.

With any popular product, counterfeiters are willing to exploit that popularity and brand reputation by creating deceptive counterfeit versions to fool consumers. Unsuspecting consumers buy counterfeits from unauthorized dealers and e-commerce websites only to receive a poor performing and quality item with no warranty.

Sennheiser is working actively to combat brand and product counterfeiters. This is not just in the interest of customers, who rely on the top quality and service they expect from Sennheiser -- it also protects Sennheiser's company, brand, workers and their jobs.

The introduction of Sennheiser's security label on packaging and products in 2012 is an important milestone in this fight. Consumers can validate the authenticity of premium Sennheiser products on Sennheiser's website or by a smartphone app.


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Warnings / Hazards:

Counterfeit Sennheiser products are not covered Sennheiser's Warranty.

When it comes to online auctions, you have little chance of testing the credentials of a dealer, and if you acquire a counterfeit product, you may find there is no recourse.

Recommended Action:

You are advised to be on your guard if Sennheiser products are offered at exceptionally low prices.

When it comes to online auctions you have little chance of testing the credentials of a dealer. If you acquire a counterfeit product online, you may find there is no recourse.

If you purchased a counterfeit from an e-commerce website (including eBay, Amazon, AliExpress) keep the counterfeit product as proof for your dispute, the manufacturer or authorities. If returned, the seller will claim it is not counterfeit, or re-sell it to another unsuspecting consumer. Contact your credit-card company and dispute the charges -- you have the counterfeit product as proof. Leave negative "Counterfeit" feedback for the seller.

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1 Enterprise Drive

Old Lyme, CT 06371

United States

(860) 434-9190


Product Information:

Model Name:
416 Microphones 

Model Number:
MKH 416-P48U3 
How to Identify a Fake Product :
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The MKH 416 is a compact pressure-gradient microphone, highly immune to humidity, high directivity, with low self noise, high consonant articulation and feedback rejection.

What quality would you expect from a counterfeit?

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Beginning in 2012, premium Sennheiser products and packaging will carry a Sennheiser's new authenticity label, the Tesa® PrioSpot with visible and hidden security features.

Consumers can verify authenticity ID on Sennheiser's website.

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The Sennheiser security label allows consumers to verify the authenticity label ID on Sennheiser's website or with a smartphone.

Colors change under direct light, and the last digit of the security code is repeated in an enlarged format.

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The authentic Sennheiser security label shimmers in various colors on direct exposure to light.

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Could you identify a counterfeit Sennheiser 416 from a photo?

To ensure you are getting authentic Sennheiser quality, always buy from authorized Sennheiser retailers.


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