Would be hilarious to send Amir both the "genine" Nordost and the AliExpress knock off and see if he could measure any differences. Of course we all know the answer, but have to think it would make certain people in the executive HQ of Nordost go ape you know what.Beware of Counterfeits
Only Buy from Authorized AudioQuest Dealers and Distributors
One of the unfortunate consequences of building a successful premium brand is the appearance of counterfeit products. AudioQuest is not immune to this problem. While we make every effort to combat counterfeiting, we continue to see various products being sold as "AudioQuest" that are NOT genuine.
These counterfeits DO NOT meet AudioQuest quality standards and in fact, often turn out to be nothing more than common hardware store-grade cables hidden beneath an attempt to match our braid patterns and plugs.
The persons most hurt by these phony offerings are our potential customers (they mean Audioquest), who in good faith may make a purchase feeling that they have stumbled upon a "too-good-to-ignore" deal. Also hurt are those who, while realizing the cables aren’t genuine, hold hope that the cables are at least “close” in quality. Sadly, this is very rarely the case.
AudioQuest can neither honour the warranties of products nor provide any level of support for products purchased through unauthorised online Marketplaces.
If you have any concerns please contact your local distributor, or AudioQuest to establish if the seller is authorised.
They have no way of testing for counterfeits because they both sound the same.