It's Time to Upgrade Your Headphones

A pair of headphones or earbuds can be an excellent buy for people who like entertainment on the go, whether for music, gaming, or workouts. A good pair of headphones fit comfortably, deliver excellent sound quality, and can even match your style. Headphones come in various designs, like on-ear, over-the-ear, open, and closed back. You can also go for wireless and Bluetooth options that offer convenience -- no dragging along a cord wherever you take them. If budget is a constraint, you can check out all the new, used, and refurbished options available on eBay before purchasing.

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eBay Refurbished headphones are like-new items exclusively sold by eBay-approved sellers for a reasonable price. Those who buy our Certified Refurbished products enjoy a free return/replacement policy for 30 days after receiving the item. Certified Refurbished products have a 2-year warranty, and their sellers are also regularly monitored to ensure they're meeting our stringent quality control metrics.

What's the Difference Between Open and Closed-Back Headphones?

"Open" and "closed-back" refer to the ear cups on headphones. Most models have closed backs, which means the ear cup is closed on the outside. On an open-back model, there is a grille on the outside. Open-back models provide good sound detail and depth because they don't permit sound waves to bounce off the back of the ear cup and move back toward the ear.

How Are On-Ear and Over-Ear Headphones Different?

On-ear headphone models rest on top of your ear, while over-ear ones have larger cups around the entire ear. Over-ear designs are more isolating. The difference mostly comes down to comfort and preference, because both types will deliver the same kind of sound. Joggers in particular may want over-ear models because they'll stay in place more easily while running.

What is a "Soundstage"?

When referring to the "soundstage" of a pair of headphones, just imagine the feeling of hearing a piece of music's instruments arranged around you -- as if you're sitting in the middle of a band. For gaming, a good soundstage can help players identify the direction a sound is coming from -- like gunfire, a grenade, or a character's speech. Some headphones specialize in soundstage. Ear cups with open backs have good soundstage, allowing for perceived spacing between instruments and depth of sound.

What is "Coloration"?

Coloration refers to the change that speakers and circuits impart to headphone audio. Some models, called monitors, try to be as neutral as possible to pass on the audio source without changes. Others add, for example, enhanced bass, warmer midranges, or sharper high notes. This comes down to taste, and coloration makes different models suitable for different genres and uses. Often, a brand will be known for having a "house sound." Grados is known for detailed bass, and Sennheiser is known for soaring highs. Gamers typically want an accurate and detailed sound, so they'll opt for a more even coloration. In some cases, a model will have the option to switch on some kind of modification, such as a bass boost, or will have its equalizer that you can use to modify the sound.

Smart shopping with eBay Refurbished

eBay Refurbished is your budget-stretching secret weapon. eBay offers the best value on the biggest selection of refurbished products from exceptional sellers with warranties as good as or superior to what's offered on brand-new products. Everyone should be empowered to get the exact products they want in the proper condition at the right price so their dollars go further.

Certified Refurbished: The item is in pristine, like-new condition, backed by a two-year warranty. It has been professionally inspected, cleaned, and refurbished by the manufacturer or a manufacturer-approved vendor to meet manufacturer specifications. The item will be in new packaging with original or new accessories.

Excellent Refurbished: The item is in like-new condition and has a one-year warranty. It has been professionally refurbished, inspected, and cleaned to excellent condition by qualified sellers. The item includes original or new accessories and will come in new generic packaging.

Very Good Refurbished: The item shows minimal wear and is backed by a one-year warranty. It is fully functional and has been professionally refurbished, inspected, and cleaned in good condition by qualified sellers. The item includes original or new accessories and will come in new generic packaging.

Good Refurbished: The item shows moderate wear and is backed by a one-year warranty. It is fully functional and has been professionally refurbished, inspected, and cleaned to good condition by qualified sellers. The item includes original or new accessories and will come in a new generic packaging.

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eBay has partnered with Allstate to include an award-winning warranty in every box. So you're covered in the event your item breaks or malfunctions. Learn more about eBay's refurbished warranty coverage.

eBay Refurbished items can be returned or replaced for free within 30 days of receiving them. Only a select group of eBay sellers can participate in the program, and we monitor their performance to ensure they live up to the highest customer service standards. Learn more about the perks of shopping at eBay Refurbished.

Returns Made Simple How It Works

Start your return: In My eBay, find the item under Purchase history, then in More actions, choose Return this item.

Select your reason: Depending on the seller's return policy, we may connect you directly with them.

Ship it back: You'll be issued a packing slip and shipping label. Pack the item and ship it.

Quick Tips

Check the listing's return policy before making your purchase.

Note shipping deadlines and whether an item can be returned for refund, replacement, or exchange.

Return the item in the same condition you received it in -- pack it well. Learn more about the item condition policy

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