The founder of Elevation Labs raised the alarm on the company’s official blog. Counterfeiters have been making (imperfect) copies of their flagship “The Anchor” under the desk headphone hanger product and undercutting them slightly on price, so the average non-power-user customer buying them on Amazon is more likely to buy the counterfeit because Amazon puts the lower price in the featured spot on the main product page.
A controversy has broken out on the headphones reddit, as the owner of Venture Electronics, the makers of the famous VE Monk earbuds (among others) said that anyone who leaves a review lower than five stars out of five on their website will be banned from buying again. He also shared a screenshot of people getting blacklisted from buying their products on their website.
Needless to say, this did not sit well in the sub-reddit, and there are already calls to ignore and boycott VE products in light of this development.