Returns and Exchanges

30-Day Return / Exchange Policy

Audio46 carries a 30-day return/exchange policy* starting from the day you receive your product:

  • Applies to all merchandise 
  • Must be returned in factory condition 
  • Must include original packaging and accessories
  • We do not refund original shipping costs (if you received free shipping, we will deduct the shipping cost from our end)
  • Sales on Open Box and B-Stock items are final and cannot be returned as we aim to minimize the amount of wear that any of our used products go through

(*except for Astell&Kern [14-day] and Campfire [15-day] sealed boxes, which have different return/exchange period due to their manufacturer policy)

We will work with you to make sure you have the quickest and easiest refund/exchange. Please note we cannot issue refunds for payments made with Gift Cards -- you will receive store credit instead.

If we issue a refund, it can take up to 10 business days to be credited back to you. DUE TO COVID, REFUNDS ARE DELAYED AN ADDITIONAL 5-7 DAYS.

Feel free to contact us at or 212-354-6424 anytime (to avoid our responses landing in your spam folder, we recommend adding to your contacts)

Please note, if we discover an item has been tampered with, we will NOT issue a refund or accept a return.

Return in Person

We accept returns for online purchases at our physical location at 29 West 46th Street, New York, N.Y. 10036

Return by Mail

If you placed your order directly through our online store, you can use the following address to ship your item/s back:

Audio46 RMA #____
29 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036 

Tel 212-354-6424

All returns must include an RMA number. Returns missing RMA numbers may be delayed or refused. Contact us at to receive your RMA (to avoid our responses landing in your spam folder, we recommend adding to your contacts)

In-store purchases can be returned via the postal service, however the consumer must pay ALL freight costs. The same applies for exchanges. If you wish to return/exchange an item this way, you must receive written or verbal confirmation before sending the item back to us--contact us at or 212-354-6424.


Exchanges can begin once we receive the returned item. We will work with you on the most efficient way to use the refunded amount to cover the new item.

Rescission Of Sale

All non-shipped orders can be canceled and refunded at no extra charge. We reserve the right to cancel any order if it has not shipped yet due to inventory, quality control, typographical errors, or payment processing issues.

Shipped orders cannot be canceled.

Fee Policy

 Fees Fee Amount
Return shipping (General) Customer is responsible for the cost of return labels unless item is defective or a mistake was made
Return via PayPal payment (for PayPal purchases) In addition to the above, as of Nov 2019, all PayPal returns have a 3% restocking fee due to PayPal's new policy of not refunding retailers the 3% PayPal transaction fee
All Digital Audio Players (DAPs) +15% restocking fee
Returns with damaged packaging and/or accessories up to +25% restocking fee
Returns missing packaging or accessories up to +50% restocking fee
Return of a bundle that's missing items from the set or has damage full retail value of the missing/damaged items from the bundle
Return of a purchase with free item that's missing free item or has damage on free item full retail value of the missing/damaged gift items
Your third return  +10% restocking fee*

*Audio46 reserves the right to waive a restocking fee under situations we deem necessary

Non Returnable products

Sales are FINAL on the following items:

  • Special orders
  • Opened/used eartips and earpads
  • Open Box
  • B-stock
  • Custom in-ear 

Return labels will ONLY be supplied when a customer has received a defective product or a mistake was made by Audio46.

Open Box Policy

Here at Audio46, we're always interested in giving you the best deal possible. To this end, we're proud to offer Open Box specials on review units and returned merchandise.

Every Open Box item sold by Audio46 comes with the original manufacturer's warranty (except Astell & Kern open boxes, which have no warranty). Additionally, Audio46 guarantees all Open Box items are in perfect operating condition or cosmetic condition.

ALL Open Box merchandise will be in like-new condition UNLESS stated otherwise in the product listing. Any merchandise showing signs of wear or cosmetic defects will be listed as such.

We pride ourselves on providing high quality open boxes. Therefore, sales on Open Box items are final and cannot be returned as we aim to minimize the amount of wear that any of our used products go through.

B-Stock Policy

As an authorized dealer of every company we sell, we offer B-Stock units at deep discounts.

B-Stock can be any of the following: open box, return, or refurbished. All B-Stock are factory inspected and sealed by their respective manufacturer, so Audio46 has no way of guaranteeing mint condition. They come with the same full warranty as a new item.

Sales on B-Stock items are final and cannot be returned as we aim to minimize the amount of wear that any of our used products go through.

Product Compatibility and Defective Products

Audio46 will not be held liable for incompatibility of DACs and amps with Android, iOS, or Windows operating systems. Here at Audio46, we simply cannot test every DAC and every amp with every operating system. It is the customer’s responsibility to contact the manufacturer regarding compatibility with their devices.

If you believe that you have received a defective product, please contact our support team. We will respond quickly with assistance or provide you with a return authorization (RA) number. If we determine the unit failed under warranty within 15 days of purchase, we will cover shipping costs within the U.S. to replace the unit for you.


Any item that we specifically order for a customer cannot be refunded or canceled. Special Orders ship directly from the Manufacturer or from Audio46 to the consumer. If a Special Order item is defective, you may contact Audio46 for assistance in how to get a replacement for the item.  However, the burden of replacing the item and the warranty claim will be the responsibility of the consumer. ANY ITEM LISTED AS SPECIAL ORDER WILL BE SUBJECT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS WITHOUT EXCEPTION.

International Returns

Products shipped internationally are still eligible for returns. Please note that any customs fees and taxes that were associated with your package may be non-refundable in the event of a return. International duties are only refundable at the discretion of the country receiving the package. Audio46 has no control of these costs and therefore has no ability to refund them.

Please note International orders are not eligible for Prepaid return shipping, if item is defective, buyer must ship at there own expense.

Refusal to Pay Customs

In the event that a customer wishes to not pay the customs fees associated with their package, it will be returned to Audio46 by their country. Any shipping costs will be on the burden of the customer. If the customer received free shipping, the shipping cost for both trips will be deducted from their refunded amount.

Please note: Some countries will require that customs be paid for even if the package never leaves customs. Refusal to pay customs fees in these countries, will result in the fees and any shipping costs to be deducted from your refunded amount. In the event that your fees exceed the purchase price, Audio46 reserves the right to bill you for the difference.


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