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 (even if that day happens to be a Sunday). In your package you’ll find a printed pre-paid returns label from Collect+ (applies to household orders only). If you’re a business, you’ll need to send your headphones back to us via a tracked and trusted courier service, with suitable insurance cover.

If you don’t return your hired items on the ‘Send Back’ day as stated in your order, you may be charged late penalties. For more information visit our returns help page

Do I Need to Pay a Deposit for Hire Headphones?

Place Over Ears requests a small, refundable deposit for every pair of headphones you rent from us. You can see these amounts in your shopping basket, and we don’t charge your payment method for these amounts at the time of your order.

Deposits are later chargeable if you return the hire headphones late, if you lose any accessories, or if you cosmetically degrade the kit (if you excessively soil or deface it).

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 work with you amicably and fairly to resolve this, our approach is to replace the headphones at their current market value, plus 4 days hire. We then subtract  your deposit and any discretionary deductions we may make to help you in this situation as much as we can.

Damage and Theft Waiver Option

We offer a Damage and Theft Waiver service to household customers which may protect the headphones from rare instances of accidental damage or theft. Please visit our Damage and Theft Waiver page to learn more. Terms and conditions apply and please note that our Damage and Theft Waiver is not an insurance product.

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.

NEVER give audio products not designed to be operated by children, to children, because if used inappropriately, they can pose a substantial health risk. Learn more about staying safe with hired products.

The team hope that you enjoyed our guide to hire headphones at Place Over Ears. For more information, please contact us.