Most audiophiles love sharing their own gear amongst their peers (Headphone Connect is testament to that). Also, it takes time, patience and lots of spouse-convincing before investing in expensive headphones. Keeping this in mind, we're launching a new collection of pre-owned or used headphones powered by the Indian audiophile community, where customers can buy second-hand headphones instead of paying full price to buy new ones.
Most of our customers tell us that they have way too many headphones at home that they don't use anymore. Because of this, they have to delay buying new headphones which pose as serious upgrades to their old gear. Keeping in mind this problem, our Trade-Up Program helps you, the customer to clear up their old inventory and recover money in order to upgrade to new & often expensive gear: be it headphones, earphones, audio players, DAC/Amps for a marginal value.
If you'd like to buy pre-owned headphones, we encourage you to read this page thoroughly as well as go through all the FAQs. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you still have some unanswered questions.
SAVE SOME RUPEES NOT ENDLESSLY FINICKY ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL BELONGINGS? YOU SHOULD HAVE NO PROBLEM BUYING PRE-OWNED AUDIO GEAR ESPECIALLY IF YOU ALSO GET TO SAVE SOME MONEY TOO.
PRE-OWNED IS PRE-BURNED IN PRE-OWNED HEADPHONES SAVES YOU THE TIME OF BURNING IN NEW HEADPHONES. TYPICALLY, BRAND NEW HEADPHONES TAKE UP TO WEEKS TO FULLY BREAK IN AND SOUND AS GOOD AS THEY SHOULD.
CONSIDER IT VINTAGE VINTAGE PRODUCTS HAVE A CERTAIN CHARM THAT CANNOT BE PUT INTO WORDS. THINK OF OLD, PRE-OWNED HEADPHONES AS VINTAGE. THEY HAVE A STORY; THEY HAVE, HOW-TO-SAY, CHARACTER.
HELP A BRO OUT THE AUDIOPHILE COMMUNITY IN THIS COUNTRY IS SMALL AND THE MORE BROS THAT HAVE EACH OTHERS BACKS, THE BETTER. AFTER ALL, IS THERE A BIGGER STRENGTH THAN THAT OF UNITY?
WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING PRE-OWNED GEAR
PERIOD OF USE IF THE PRE-OWNED PRODUCT HAS BEEN USED FOR A REALLY LONG TIME, THEY'RE LIKELY TO SHOW VISIBLE SIGNS OF WEAR AND TEAR. SOME MAY CALL IT ROUGHLY USED. WE THINK OF IT AS WELL-LOVED.
VALIDITY OF WARRANTYTHE PERCEIVED VALUE OF A USED PRODUCT UNDER WARRANTY IS FAR HIGHER COMPARED TO A PRODUCT THAT HAS NO WARRANTY AND COULD RANDOMLY GO BUST WITHOUT ANY FREE SERVICING.
AVAILABILITY OF ACCESSORIESIF ALL THE ORIGINAL ACCESSORIES THAT COME IN-THE-BOX ALONG WITH THE PACKAGING AS AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE ARE ALL AVAILABLE, YOU KNOW YOU'RE LOOKING AT A REALLY GOOD DEAL.
CURRENT SELLING PRICETHE PRICE OF PRE-OWNED PRODUCTS CANNOT BE HIGHER OR EVEN SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN THAT OF THE CURRENT SELLING PRICE. BE SURE TO WONDER HOW THE PRICE WOULD HAVE BEEN ARRIVED AT.
HOW WE PROTECT YOU, THE BUYER
YOU DECIDE IF IT FITS YOU GET 2 DAYS FROM THE TIME YOU RECEIVED YOUR ORDER OF A PRE-OWNED PRODUCT TO CHECK IF IT MATCHED THE DESCRIPTION ACCURATELY AS PROVIDED BY THE SELLER. IF IT DOESN'T YOU CAN RETURN IT.
TRANSPARENCY WE DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MAKE SURE EVERY SINGLE DETAIL IS FULLY DISCLOSED BY THE SELLER TO YOU, THE PROSPECTIVE BUYER.. THE TRANSACTION IS COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT WITH NO HIDDEN COSTS.
ASK, ASK, ASK WE WELCOME YOUR QUESTIONS AND WE IMMEDIATELY POSE THEM TO THE SELLER SO THAT YOU GET AS MUCH INFORMATION AS YOU COULD POSSIBLY WANT WHILE CONSIDERING BUYING A PRE-OWNED PRODUCT.
YOU GET WHAT YOU SEE SINCE THE SELLER NEEDS TO FILL OUT A PRETTY COMPREHENSIVE FORM DETAILING EVERYTHING ABOUT THE PRODUCT FROM THE CONDITION TO THE PICTURES, YOU WILL GET WHAT YOU SEE. NO SURPRISES!
Read the FAQs
The seller is required to provide a copy of his invoice to be able to list his product. This should be enough proof for facilitating any warranty claims. Besides, some products also come with serial numbers which should help verify the authenticity of the product.
The same can be communicated to the seller, and if he so wishes, he can work out a deal for you. Otherwise, it is advised to buy the product with all the accessories as mentioned in the listing.
If the product's warranty period has lapsed, it is advised that you check for availability of a service center for that brand in India. Service centers are technically capable to repair gear that might go bust for a fee.
Yes, there are no restrictions on the way a buyer needs to pay for pre-owned gear. It is like any other purchase on Headphone Zone.
Yes, absolutely. Excepting cash on delivery, all payment forms are accepted.
It entirely depends on the seller. Negotiations are not allowed, however since it's our job to convey any kind of buyer communication to the seller, we shall do that and leave the rest to the seller.
As of now, we haven’t figured out a way to conduct any quality checks. However, we trust our customers to list genuine, fully functioning products and honestly mention any problems that might be present. The buyer will be the one to confirm if the product matches the description and that there aren’t any unknown issues that might be discovered. To avoid any confusion we shall intermediate any conversation between the buyer and seller. Other than that, Headphone Zone tries its best to protect its buyers by getting as much information about the seller and his gear to achieve transparency in the transaction. Once the buyer confirms if the product matches the description and that there aren’t any unknown issues that might be discovered, store credit for the sale amount is provided to the seller.
Put in a request by writing to us and we don’t think the seller should mind providing any additional pictures. If needed, please be clear if you need a picture of something specific.
At the time of Purchase
While making the purchase, the amount goes to Headphone Zone first. Once the buyer confirms if the product matches the description and that there aren’t any unknown issues that might be discovered, store credit for sale amount is provided to the seller.
Prices are fixed and negotiations will not be allowed. The price is set as per the seller’s instructions and shall change only on his instructions. If you might want to buy multiple items from the same seller, a revision in quote can be requested.
For that to happen, the original bill will have to be altered which is impossible. Nonetheless, claiming warranty shouldn’t be a problem as long as you have the invoice for date reference.
Headphone Zone reserves the right of mediating all conversations between the interested buyer and the seller of the pre-owned product. For all questions you may have, you can write us an email and we’ll get all the necessary answers in orderd for you to go ahead with the purchase.
Entirely depends on the seller. If he chooses to bundle something for free, we will have it mentioned on the listing.
In such an unfortunate scenario we will pick up the product from you, inspect it ourselves and provide a resolution on the matter. Such a situation will be very unlikely as we ensure at the time of listing that a product in fully functional condition only can be listed.
Our 7 day Test drive, Return and Exchange policy does not apply to sale of pre-owned products. A buyer is allowed to ask as many questions to the seller and can take his time to be very sure of the product. If there is a defect then we shall intervene and have the matter sorted out for you.
Every buyer gets 2 days to decide whether the pre-owned product matches up to the description as provided by the seller. If the product doesn't look like the one in the pictures, you can take pictures of the product and send it to us so that we can confirm if it is indeed different. In this case, we will arrange for a pickup of the product and send it back to the seller and the transaction will end there.
A seller is required to send his original invoice along with his pre-owned headphones to you. You will be able to claim warranty against this invoice.
Once the product is picked up from the seller, a tracking ID will be sent in a shipping confirmation email so that you can track your order.
Sure, shouldn’t be an issue. Just mention in your listing that it is a second hand product and maintain the original invoice copy.
It can be a mistake. We will ask the seller to send any such items to you.
A return will be accepted only if there are any defects in the pre-owned gear you just bought.