Hihi, I'm personally using that earpod as well and is authentic one. There's no problem with it and none of my customers have said is fake or have any problems with it. And is even brand new which you personally open the box yourself as well . If you think that is counterfeit and believe in real one, you should not even be here and should just walk in to the Apple Store to buy. I've already offer you discount as well which supposingly i should not.