Hire headphones

Why hire headphones? One great reason is that headphone rental is cheaper than purchasing headsets, particularly if you only want to use the headphones for just a short period of time, for example, to showcase games and media to a private audience or for travelling, studying or working.

In this way, you can access premium audio technology at a fraction of the cost of purchasing it. To get you started, here’s a little more on how we hire at Place Over Ears.

Hire Headphones, Keep Things Nice

We thoroughly clean our hire headphones with a non-perfumed, non-streaking anti-bacterial cleaning solution after each hire. Once freshened, the headphones are tested and sealed in a hygienic package ready for the next customer.

An image of a girl listening to hire headphones

An image of a girl listening to hire headphones

All hire headphones from Place Over Ears arrive with their instruction manual, so that you rest assured that you’ll know exactly how to get the best from them and how to use the headphones safely.


Place Over Ears delivers rented headphones at least one working day ahead of your first day of hire. This means that you will have time to get accustomed to the headphones.

Returning The Kit

You will need to return your rented headphones the day that follows your last day of hire.

  • If your hire order is under 2kg, you’ll need to return the headphones via Collect+ service and before your hire ends we will email you a pre-paid returns label. Learn how to return via Collect+.
  • If your hire order is 2kg or over, we’ll arrange collection from your delivery address using Parcelforce 48. We will be in contact ahead of this to arrange a suitable time for collection.

If you don’t return your hired items on the ‘Send Back’ day as stated in your order, we will charge you additional daily hire fees, based on a 4 day hire period.

Do I Need to Pay a Deposit for Hire Headphones?

Place Over Ears requests a small deposit for every product you rent from us. You can see these amounts in your basket and order, and we do not charge your payment card for these amounts at the time of your order. Deposits are chargeable in the event of late return of hired items and missing accessories. Politely, they are not an insurance against loss or irreparable damage to your hire items. Learn more about deposits and fees.

No Fear!

We don’t want the fear of loss or potential damage to put you off hiring a great pair of headphones for you. So here’s how it works. In the very rare case of either loss, theft, or total breakage of hire headphones, we’ll calculate a final replacement value of the kit which takes into account 3 things;

  • Starting at zero, we add the price we paid for the kit (which is often less than the price you would pay for the kit in the shops)
  • We subtract from this a discretionary amount which recognises any hire income that the equipment has generated before
  • We then add a small administration charge (equivalent to 2 days of hire for that piece of equipment) to cover our staff time and efforts to re-purchase replacement kit from our suppliers.

Hiring Headphones For Other People

You can hire multiple pairs of headphones in your order; this is helpful should you want your friends, colleagues and family to benefit from Place Over Ears hire headphones. If you are hiring on behalf of other people, please note that while on hire, all headphones remain your responsibility, and please only use our audio products in accordance to the manufacturer’s instructions for safe use.