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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys, first time posting.

My friend ended up buying a surround sound from ultraLG theatres and isonos. It has no cables or buttons for that matter. I couldnt find any info on them and I'm sure they are fake. If anyone has any info please let me know :)

My question is: have any of you encountered this problem and if so are the speakers at least useable?

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Indeed looks fake. 

The website doesn't exist. Searching for their series has no official website. 

It uses popular brand names like LG & Sonos. The bluetooth phone pictured on the box is an iPhone 3G...sound bars werent even a thing when they were around. 


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3 minutes ago, indio6669 said:

My friend ended up buying a surround sound from ultraLG theatres and isonos

Uh, the only two brands that I can think of are LG and Sonos - these seem to be knock-offs of those brands.


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Looks like a rip-off of LG and Sonos.

I mean UltraLG and iSonos.. Really?


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What was said above, UltraLG and iSonos aren't real brands, LG and Sonos are the actual brands.

 

Impulse buy is not a good thing, and there's nothing that can be done after the fact as knock-off brands don't offer any kind of support.

 

At this point, since there's nothing to lose, he can open them to see what's inside and if it's usable! Good luck.


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17 minutes ago, wkdpaul said:

At this point, since there's nothing to lose, he can open them to see what's inside and if it's usable! Good luck.

Since the products have wireless capabilities, I wouldn't recommend connecting a phone or any personal device to it.


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There are connectors for speaker cables so presumably they are just passive speakers that need to be hooked up to a receiver and amplifier. I don't suspect they will sound any good and would return them if you can. 

 

5 minutes ago, Baos said:

Since the products have wireless capabilities, I wouldn't recommend connecting a phone or any personal device to it.

The box says "Wireless Compatible". There does not appear to be any built-in wireless connectivity, though you could drive the speakers with a wireless receiver and amp.

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Bet the price was to shmexy to resist eh?


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4 hours ago, indio6669 said:

My friend ended up buying a surround sound from ultraLG theatres and isonos. It has no cables or buttons for that matter. I couldnt find any info on them and I'm sure they are fake. If anyone has any info please let me know

Your friend is a dumbass. Sorry, but it's a fact. Even just all the misspelled words should have been a red flag.


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15 minutes ago, WereCatf said:

Your friend is a dumbass. Sorry, but it's a fact. Even just all the misspelled words should have been a red flag.

English may not be their first language, and they might not have been exposed to brands like LG and Sonos.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Yeah, I didnt rhink of anything till i really saw the box hahaah. He let me open it and it's just wooden boxes with speakers I'm sure they work but they are hallow boxes haahha


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12 hours ago, circeseye said:

that is one of those parking lot sellers specials. if he bought it online he really got scammed

I thought the "white van" audio scams went out of style a long time ago, but maybe those guys are still out there.

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2 hours ago, atxcyclist said:

I thought the "white van" audio scams went out of style a long time ago, but maybe those guys are still out there.

nah they are STILL around. i see them from time to time, especially in walmart parking lots

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19 minutes ago, circeseye said:

nah they are STILL around. i see them from time to time, especially in walmart parking lots

Amazing. I had a couple of dudes in a van pull up to my friend and I in 2005. They had some obviously knockoff Big Dog Audio or similar brand, and clearly faked invoices. “The boss recieved an extra set so we can sell these at a discount.” was their line.

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C'mon guys, the iSonos is the Apple compatible version! /s

 

This EEVBlog video does a pretty good job of explaining these type of fake products, including tearing them down to see what is inside.

 

 

While it's not the exact same speakers your friend got it is basically the same principle. Looks like the scammers have just moved on to those TV bar speakers since they're all the rage now.


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