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Ever hear of a knockoff MKH50?

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Thought I would check here before pulling the trigger on an MKH50. One Ebay seller throws in a Rycote softie and shockmount for the typical price charged at B&H, etc. for the mic alone. The mic in this photo appears more black to me than the gray color seen in Sennheiser stock photos. Anything to be concerned about here? Anyone ever seen or heard of an MKH50 knockoff or fake?

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looks fine to me. The grey your seeing could be a lighting thing. The mkh416 gets knocked off alot but have never seen a 50 being knocked off. Think your pretty safe with this mic.  Btw the mic is black. 

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We've seen a number of 416 counterfeits on eBay, but I've never seen or read about a fake MKH50. I'd still be weary if the price is 'to-good-to-be-true and/or in 'as is' condition w/o a return option.

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Looks like for $60 more I can get a similar package from B & H. May not be worth taking the chance for just 60 bucks- with my luck I would be the first to buy a knockoff.

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Counterfeit sounds so much better then knockoff. 

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With all mics anyhow often the giveaway on fakes are the accessories (mount, windscreen etc).  Study what the maker includes and how the box looks and compare.  Some fakes are quite sophisticated--I got taken on some fake Sony L-mount batteries a few years back: the only diffs were in the fine print on the sticker on the bottom.

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If you're concerned get the serial number from the seller and check with Sennheiser. They'll let you know it's status. Don't judge the mic by it's shades of gray, the MKH50 is black not gray.

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Hello, Just move the image from zone IV to zone II.

Sincerely, Martin 

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Can't say for sure but those are the exact accessories included when purchasing the mic (minus the rycote)

Usually ships in a black sennheiser box with everything included. 

Also the mic should be black and not grey..

 

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