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Is it recomended to buy used or refurbished IEMs??

post #1 of 6
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I really want some earbuds but the new price is too high but the used refurbished price is amazinley better.. what do you think?

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Originally Posted by TheMessiah View Post

I really want some earbuds but the new price is too high but the used refurbished price is amazinley better.. what do you think?

There's nothing with buying them used, but I would recommend buying them though headfi, since most members take good care of their items and is generally honest and modest about any condition flaws on the items.

post #3 of 6

I don't really mind used IEMs, just clean it with antiseptics before put in your ears.  I don't recommend to use a used foamies. 

post #4 of 6

It depends on where you purchase it from.  I've had good experiences purchasing refurbished goods, but not all products labeled as refurbished are alike.  I only tend to by "factory refurbished" as these products should meet the quality of what's sold as new as they're refurbished by the manufacturer or by one of their repair contractors, etc.  I don't think there should be any problem if purchased either directly from the manufacturer or from an authorized dealer.

 

One thing to keep in mind is that a refurbished product has a very limited warranty period (if any), so that's one other reason for the lower price.

post #5 of 6
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How about amazon.com? How about refurbished iems? have you ever purchased from amazon.com in either condition?

post #6 of 6

Refurbished would depend on whether it is an authorized seller or not. Check the main website of the brand you're looking for to see if the seller is authorized or not. Unauthorized seller resell returned products on their own, and the product would not be covered in warranty from companies such as Sennheiser.

 

It would also help if you check the seller's feedback, someone like Dakmart is infamous for their terrible customer services and their tendency of sending out broken products. It's best to be careful when purchasing items refurbished.

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