It is usually hard to get good value for your money when it comes to getting new earphones. The sound quality may be off, the speakers may die out all of a sudden or they may be too expensive to purchase. There are a few things you can do, however, to make sure you are making the right purchase. All of this has to be done before you actually hand over your money because in most cases, you won’t be getting it back.
a) Research – It’s good to know which companies can be trusted to make quality earphones. You can get this information from friends or from the internet. The more you know about the different brands there are, the more informed your choice will be.
b) Market Location – If you buy your earphones from some back-alley location, they may not be of the best quality. It may be a little more expensive to get them directly from a registered and accepted dealer, but well worth it in the end. Try and purchase your earphones from the company website of the earphones manufacturer or from a registered dealer.
c) Check Your Purchase – For this step, actually looking over your purchase is important. Look at the details on the box and check for watermarks and other registration data. This will help you spot a fake from the real one. Most fake dealers don’t care so much about spelling mistakes on the description and the symbols on the box may have one or two things wrong with them. Make sure you know which is which so you make the right purchase.
d) Price – Sometimes price points to quality. It is a fact that you will have to pay a little bit extra for a better brand of earphones. If you find a pair of earphones that are ridiculously cheap, be sure to double check their quality as well as how genuine they actually are. Sometimes, quality trumps quantity so be sure to follow the next step with every purchase.
e) Test Them Out – The shop you go to will allow you to test out the product before you pay for it. It is good to test the product out for yourself. If you find one that suits your needs but is not from the brand that you need, you may want to reconsider your first option. If the shop does not allow you to test out the merchandise, this may point to something dodgy and not worth your time or money.
f) Warranty and Receipt – These are two things that every quality set of headphones or earphones will come with. The terms and conditions of these warranties are set in place to ensure that the customer gets value for their money. If anything is wrong with the product you can take it back and get it exchanged for something else. Without a warranty or a receipt as proof of purchase, this cannot happen. Remember to always ask for a receipt in absence of a warranty and ask if you can return it.
The most basic skill you need for getting good quality earphones or headphones is observation. Look carefully over your purchase and be sure to test it out. If you can get a cheaper set with better sound quality than what you had originally intended to buy, the better it is for you. At the end of the day, you should have great headphones or earphones to enjoy your music to the fullest.