The best way to check the authenticity of a product is to authenticate the product using its barcode number on the manufacturer’s website. You can also register the product using the serial number. If the product doesn’t have any distinguishing number, you should carefully examine the product packaging or product itself for any obvious tells.

Finally, a fake product never sounds as good as the original version would. So even if it may end up looking original, you’ll know that it’s fake by how it sounds. Plastic mold and headphone designs are easy to duplicate, but the engineering, thorough research and development done by international brands to develop the world's best acoustics is invaluable. 

An alarming number of headphones sold in India are either fake, smuggled or refurbished. Learn how Headphone Zone protects you. Here’s how you can beware of fakes.