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HIFIMAN Authorized Amazon Dealer List

HIFIMAN - Authorized Online Sellers

 

HIFIMAN headphones, earphones, amplifiers, and other audio products are sold in the United States through authorized dealers selected by HIFIMAN USA. Authorized HIFIMAN Retailers receive training and product knowledge, and are chosen for their ability to represent the brand. HIFIMAN provides a warranty on products sold only by authorized dealers on Amazon.

Not authorized to sellIf you purchase an HIFIMAN product from an unauthorized dealer, you are not entitled to the HIFIMAN warranty coverage, or tech support, even if the seller claims that you are. The HIFIMAN products sold by unauthorized dealers are purchased by the seller on the “grey” market, and are usually the import version of the product. 

An import version basically means that the product was meant for sale in a different country. For example, HIFIMAN HE1000 V2 Headphones that were meant for the European market, being sold in the US. The import version is usually the same exact product, just without the warranty. As described in the HIFIMAN warranty page, their warranties are region specific. In other words….those HE1000 Headphones that were meant to be sold in Europe, will only be warrantied in Europe. Usually, these products will be labeled as either “import version” or “international version”.

In these instances, your package will usually either be missing a warranty card, or will have a warranty card that does not state “U.S. warranty”. If you card is missing, or if you have a card that says something like “Japanese Warranty” – you have purchased a grey market product.

Purchasing from an authorized dealer guarantees that you not only receive the full HIFIMAN warranty, but also that the product you are purchasing is authentic. The unfortunate truth of buying online is that a few bad apples taint the many good sellers out there. Shopping from an authorized reseller is one way of protecting you from unscrupulous sellers.

HIFIMAN products are made with precise standards and quality controls. HIFIMAN products, even if authentic, might be subject to incorrect handling, seller modification, etc. Authorized sellers adhere to the handling and selling standards set by HIFIMAN, which is another reason to purchase from an authorized dealer.

With that said, the following is a list of HIFIMAN authorized dealers who sell on Amazon. Click on the logo to see more details about the store/seller. (Listed in alphabetical order)

Just keep in mind – If you don’t see a seller listed here, it doesn’t mean that they are selling fake, or non-authentic products. It just means that they are not authorized by HIFIMAN to sell their products, and are not buying the merchandise from HIFIMAN. In the majority of cases, the warranty will not be honored by HIFIMAN. Look out for phrases like “Seller provided warranty”, or “Limited Warranty”, etc. These types of warranties will almost always be for less than 1 year. Often times, they are for just 30 or 90 days, and just protect you from DOA products. (Original HIFIMAN warranties are provided below).

On the other hand, if you are looking at a HIFIMAN audio product in one of the stores above, and wondering if the item is fake – purchase with confidence! These stores have been verified with HIFIMAN to be authorized dealers. You are receiving an authentic product, and are entitled to the full original manufacturer’s warranty.

Authorized Dealer

For reference, these are the manufacturer warranty periods for HIFIMAN products:

  • Headphones (Except HE1000) – 1 year
  • Earphones  – 1 year
  • Portable Players  – 1 Year
  • Amplifiers – 1 Year
  • HE1000 – 3 years

All HIFIMAN warranties only apply to the original end-user only, and are non-transferable. If you purchase a pre-owned product (even if new in the box), you will not be entitled to the original HIFIMAN warranty, even if it was originally sold by an authorized dealer. 

As mentioned above, if you purchase your HIFIMAN product from a non-authorized seller, you are not entitled to tech support, or the warranty coverage. HIFIMAN will repair defective products, at your expense – which includes shipping to and from, parts, labor, etc.

For valid warranty claims, you will need your receipt showing a purchase from an authorized dealer, so remember to save your proof of purchase.

*This list updated as of 10/14/2017

Audio-Technica Authorized Amazon Dealer List

audio-technica - authorized online sellersAudio-Technica microphones, headphones, turntables, and other audio products are sold in the United States through authorized dealers selected by Audio-Technica USA. Authorized Audio-Technica Retailers receive training and product knowledge, and are chosen for their ability to represent the brand. Audio-Technica provides a warranty on products sold only by authorized dealers on Amazon.

Not authorized to sellIf you purchase an Audio-Technica product from an unauthorized dealer, you are not entitled to the Audio-Technica warranty coverage, or tech support, even if the seller claims that you are. The Audio-Technica products sold by unauthorized dealers are purchased by the seller on the “grey” market, and are usually the import version of the product. 

An import version basically means that the product was meant for sale in a different country. For example, Audio-Technica ATH-M70x Professional Monitor Headphones Microphone that was meant for the European market, being sold in the US. The import version is usually the same exact product, just without the warranty. As described in the Audio-Technica warranty page, their warranties are region specific. In other words….those Audio-Technica headphones that were meant to be sold in Europe, will only be warrantied in Europe. Usually, these products will be labeled as either “import version” or “international version”.

In these instances, your package will usually either be missing a warranty card, or will have a warranty card that does not state “U.S. warranty”. If you card is missing, or if you have a card that says something like “Japanese Warranty” – you have purchased a grey market product.

Purchasing from an authorized dealer guarantees that you not only receive the full Audio-Technica warranty, but also that the product you are purchasing is authentic. The unfortunate truth of buying online is that a few bad apples taint the many good sellers out there. Shopping from an authorized reseller is one way of protecting you from unscrupulous sellers.

Audio-Technica products are made with precise standards and quality controls. Audio-Technica products, even if authentic, might be subject to incorrect handling, seller modification, etc. Authorized sellers adhere to the handling and selling standards set by Audio-Technica, which is another reason to purchase from an authorized dealer.

With that said, the following is a list of Audio-Technica authorized dealers who sell on Amazon. Click on the logo to see more details about the store/seller. (Listed in alphabetical order)

Just keep in mind – If you don’t see a seller listed here, it doesn’t mean that they are selling fake, or non-authentic products. It just means that they are not authorized by Audio-Technica to sell their products, and are not buying the merchandise from Audio-Technica. In the majority of cases, the warranty will not be honored by Audio-Technica. Look out for phrases like “Seller provided warranty”, or “Limited Warranty”, etc. These types of warranties will almost always be for less than 1 year. Often times, they are for just 30 or 90 days, and just protect you from DOA products. (Original Audio-Technica warranties are provided below).

On the other hand, if you are looking at a Audio-Technica audio product in one of the stores above, and wondering if the item is fake – purchase with confidence! These stores have been verified with Audio-Technica to be authorized dealers. You are receiving an authentic product, and are entitled to the full original manufacturer’s warranty.

Authorized Dealer

For reference, these are the manufacturer warranty periods for Audio-Technica products:

  • 40 Series Microphones – 5 years
  • 50 Series Microphones – 5 years
  • Artist Elite wired microphones – 5 years
  • Broadcast and Production Series Microphones – 5 years
  • Engineered Sound wired microphones – 5 years
  • Value Microphone Cables – 5 years
  • ATR series microphones – Lifetime
  • ATR7000 Series wireless microphone systems – Lifetime
  • Premium Microphone, Instrument, and Speaker Cables – Lifetime
  • Headphones – 2 years
  • Turntables – 2 years
  • Mixers – 2 years

All Audio-Technica warranties only apply to the original end-user only, and are non-transferable. If you purchase a pre-owned product (even if new in the box), you will not be entitled to the original Audio-Technica warranty, even if it was originally sold by an authorized dealer. 

As mentioned above, if you purchase your Audio-Technica product from a non-authorized seller, you are not entitled to tech support, or the warranty coverage. Audio-Technica will repair defective products, at your expense – which includes shipping to and from, parts, labor, etc.

For valid warranty claims, you will need your receipt showing a purchase from an authorized dealer, so remember to save your proof of purchase.

*This list updated as of 10/13/2017

Marantz Authorized Amazon Dealer List

Marantz - Authorized online sellers

 

Marantz receivers, hi-fi components, AV seperates, and other audio/video products are sold in the United States through authorized dealers selected by Marantz USA. Authorized Marantz Retailers receive training and product knowledge, and are chosen for their ability to represent the brand. Marantz provides a warranty on products sold only by authorized dealers on Amazon.

Not authorized to sellIf you purchase an Marantz product from an unauthorized dealer, you are not entitled to the Marantz warranty coverage, or tech support, even if the seller claims that you are. The Marantz products sold by unauthorized dealers are purchased by the seller on the “grey” market, and are usually the import version of the product. 

An import version basically means that the product was meant for sale in a different country. For example, a Marantz SR7012 AV Receiver that was meant for the European market, being sold in the US. The import version is usually the same exact product, just without the warranty. As described in the Marantz warranty page, their warranties are region specific. In other words….that Marantz receiver that was meant to be sold in Europe, will only be warrantied in Europe. Usually, these products will be labeled as either “import version” or “international version”.

In these instances, your package will usually either be missing a warranty card, or will have a warranty card that does not state “U.S. warranty”. If you card is missing, or if you have a card that says something like “Japanese Warranty” – you have purchased a grey market product.

Purchasing from an authorized dealer guarantees that you not only receive the full Marantz warranty, but also that the product you are purchasing is authentic. The unfortunate truth of buying online is that a few bad apples taint the many good sellers out there. Shopping from an authorized reseller is one way of protecting you from unscrupulous sellers.

Marantz products are made with precise standards and quality controls. Marantz products, even if authentic, might be subject to incorrect handling, seller modification, etc. Authorized sellers adhere to the handling and selling standards set by Marantz, which is another reason to purchase from an authorized dealer.

With that said, the following is a list of Marantz authorized dealers who sell on Amazon. Click on the logo to see more details about the store/seller. (Listed in alphabetical order)

Just keep in mind – If you don’t see a seller listed here, it doesn’t mean that they are selling fake, or non-authentic products. It just means that they are not authorized by Marantz to sell their products, and are not buying the merchandise from Marantz. In the majority of cases, the warranty will not be honored by Marantz. Look out for phrases like “Seller provided warranty”, or “Limited Warranty”, etc. These types of warranties will almost always be for less than 1 year. Often times, they are for just 30 or 90 days, and just protect you from DOA products. (Original Marantz warranties are provided below).

On the other hand, if you are looking at a Marantz audio/video product in one of the stores above, and wondering if the item is fake – purchase with confidence! These stores have been verified with Marantz to be authorized dealers. You are receiving an authentic product, and are entitled to the full original manufacturer’s warranty.

Authorized Dealer

For reference, these are the manufacturer warranty periods for Marantz products:

  • AV Separates – 3 years Parts & Labor
  • Wireless Music Systems – 3 years Parts & Labor
  • AV Receivers – 3 years Parts & Labor
  • Hi-Fi Components – 3 years Parts & Labor
  • Reference Series – 5 years Parts & Labor
  • Accessories – 3 years Parts & Labor

All Marantz warranties only apply to the original end-user only, and are non-transferable. If you purchase a pre-owned product (even if new in the box), you will not be entitled to the original Marantz warranty, even if it was originally sold by an authorized dealer. 

As mentioned above, if you purchase your Marantz product from a non-authorized seller, you are not entitled to tech support, or the warranty coverage. Marantz will repair defective products, at your expense – which includes shipping to and from, parts, labor, etc.

For valid warranty claims, you will need your receipt showing a purchase from an authorized dealer, so remember to save your proof of purchase.

*This list updated as of 10/12/2017

Onkyo Authorized Amazon Dealer List

Onkyo Authorized online sellers

Onkyo receivers, hi-fi components, speakers, and other audio/video products are sold in the United States through authorized dealers selected by Onkyo USA. Authorized Onkyo Retailers receive training and product knowledge, and are chosen for their ability to represent the brand. Onkyo provides a warranty on products sold only by authorized dealers on Amazon.

Not authorized to sellIf you purchase an Onkyo product from an unauthorized dealer, you are not entitled to the Onkyo warranty coverage, or tech support, even if the seller claims that you are. The Onkyo products sold by unauthorized dealers are purchased by the seller on the “grey” market, and are usually the import version of the product. 

An import version basically means that the product was meant for sale in a different country. For example, an Onkyo A-9070 Integrated Stereo Amplifier that was meant for the European market, being sold in the US. The import version is usually the same exact product, just without the warranty. As described in the Onkyo warranty page, their warranties are region specific. In other words….that Onkyo amp that was meant to be sold in Europe, will only be warrantied in Europe. Usually, these products will be labeled as either “import version” or “international version”.

In these instances, your package will usually either be missing a warranty card, or will have a warranty card that does not state “U.S. warranty”. If you card is missing, or if you have a card that says something like “Japanese Warranty” – you have purchased a grey market product.

Purchasing from an authorized dealer guarantees that you not only receive the full Onkyo warranty, but also that the product you are purchasing is authentic. The unfortunate truth of buying online is that a few bad apples taint the many good sellers out there. Shopping from an authorized reseller is one way of protecting you from unscrupulous sellers.

Onkyo products are made with precise standards and quality controls. Onkyo products, even if authentic, might be subject to incorrect handling, seller modification, etc. Authorized sellers adhere to the handling and selling standards set by Onkyo, which is another reason to purchase from an authorized dealer.

With that said, the following is a list of Onkyo authorized dealers who sell on Amazon. Click on the logo to see more details about the store/seller. (Listed in alphabetical order)

Just keep in mind – If you don’t see a seller listed here, it doesn’t mean that they are selling fake, or non-authentic products. It just means that they are not authorized by Onkyo to sell their products, and are not buying the merchandise from Onkyo. In the majority of cases, the warranty will not be honored by Onkyo. Look out for phrases like “Seller provided warranty”, or “Limited Warranty”, etc. These types of warranties will almost always be for less than 1 year. Often times, they are for just 30 or 90 days, and just protect you from DOA products. (Original Onkyo warranties are provided below).

On the other hand, if you are looking at a Onkyo audio/video product in one of the stores above, and wondering if the item is fake – purchase with confidence! These stores have been verified with Onkyo to be authorized dealers. You are receiving an authentic product, and are entitled to the full original manufacturer’s warranty.

Authorized Dealer

For reference, these are the manufacturer warranty periods for Onkyo products:

  • Receivers – 2 years Parts & Labor
  • RZ Series Receivers – 3 years Parts & Labor
  • DVD Players – 2 years Parts & Labor
  • CD Players – 1 year Parts & Labor
  • Amplifiers – 2 years Parts & Labor
  • Home Theater Systems – 2 years Parts & Labor
  • Soundbar Systems – 2 years Parts & Labor
  • Personal Audio Systems – 1 year Parts & Labor
  • Tuners – 2 years Parts & Labor
  • Turntables – 1 year Parts & Labor
  • Speakers – 2 years Parts & Labor
  • Processors – 2 years Parts & Labor
  • Accessories & Speaker Stands – 1 year Parts & Labor
  • TA-RW255 & DX-C390 – 1 year Parts & Labor
  • Refurbished Products – 1 year

All Onkyo warranties only apply to the original end-user only, and are non-transferable. If you purchase a pre-owned product (even if new in the box), you will not be entitled to the original Onkyo warranty, even if it was originally sold by an authorized dealer. 

As mentioned above, if you purchase your Onkyo product from a non-authorized seller, you are not entitled to tech support, or the warranty coverage. Onkyo will repair defective products, at your expense – which includes shipping to and from, parts, labor, etc.

For valid warranty claims, you will need your receipt showing a purchase from an authorized dealer, so remember to save your proof of purchase.

*This list updated as of 10/11/2017

Kicker Authorized Amazon Dealer List

Kicker - Authorized online dealers

Kicker speakers, subwoofers, amplifiers, and other audio products are sold in the United States through authorized dealers selected by Kicker. Authorized Kicker Retailers receive training and product knowledge, and are chosen for their ability to represent the brand. Kicker provides a warranty on products sold only by authorized dealers on Amazon.

Not authorized to sellIf you purchase an Kicker product from an unauthorized dealer, you are not entitled to the Kicker warranty coverage, or tech support, even if the seller claims that you are. The Kicker products sold by unauthorized dealers are purchased by the seller on the “grey” market, and are usually the import version of the product. 

An import version basically means that the product was meant for sale in a different country. For example, a Kicker IQ1000.5 Amplifier that was meant for the European market, being sold in the US. The import version is usually the same exact product, just without the warranty. As described in the Kicker warranty page, their warranties are region specific. In other words….that Kicker IQ amp that was meant to be sold in Europe, will only be warrantied in Europe. Usually, these products will be labeled as either “import version” or “international version”.

In these instances, your package will usually either be missing a warranty card, or will have a warranty card that does not state “U.S. warranty”. If you card is missing, or if you have a card that says something like “Japanese Warranty” – you have purchased a grey market product.

Purchasing from an authorized dealer guarantees that you not only receive the full Kicker warranty, but also that the product you are purchasing is authentic. The unfortunate truth of buying online is that a few bad apples taint the many good sellers out there. Shopping from an authorized reseller is one way of protecting you from unscrupulous sellers.

Kicker products are made with precise standards and quality controls. Kicker products, even if authentic, might be subject to incorrect handling, seller modification, etc. Authorized sellers adhere to the handling and selling standards set by Kicker, which is another reason to purchase from an authorized dealer.

With that said, the following is a list of Kicker authorized dealers who sell on Amazon. Click on the logo to see more details about the store/seller. (Listed in alphabetical order)

Just keep in mind – If you don’t see a seller listed here, it doesn’t mean that they are selling fake, or non-authentic products. It just means that they are not authorized by Kicker to sell their products, and are not buying the merchandise from Kicker. In the majority of cases, the warranty will not be honored by Kicker. Look out for phrases like “Seller provided warranty”, or “Limited Warranty”, etc. These types of warranties will almost always be for less than 1 year. Often times, they are for just 30 or 90 days, and just protect you from DOA products. (Original Kicker warranties are provided below).

On the other hand, if you are looking at a Kicker audio product in one of the stores above, and wondering if the item is fake – purchase with confidence! These stores have been verified with Kicker to be authorized dealers. You are receiving an authentic product, and are entitled to the full original manufacturer’s warranty.

Authorized Dealer

For reference, these are the manufacturer warranty periods for Kicker products:

  • Accessories – 1 year
  • Amplifiers – 1 year
  • Enclosures – 1 year
  • Signal Processors – 1 year
  • Speakers – 1 year
  • Subwoofers – 1 year*

*Q-Class Subwoofers carry a 3 year warranty.

All Kicker warranties only apply to the original end-user only, and are non-transferable. If you purchase a pre-owned product (even if new in the box), you will not be entitled to the original Kicker warranty, even if it was originally sold by an authorized dealer. 

As mentioned above, if you purchase your Kicker product from a non-authorized seller, you are not entitled to tech support, or the warranty coverage. Kicker will repair defective products, at your expense – which includes shipping to and from, parts, labor, etc.

For valid warranty claims, you will need your receipt showing a purchase from an authorized dealer, so remember to save your proof of purchase.

*This list updated as of 10/10/2017

Monster Cable Authorized Amazon Dealer List

Monster Cable - Authorized online sellers

Monster Cable headphones, speakers, cables, and other audio video accessories are sold in the United States through authorized dealers selected by Monster Cable. Authorized Monster Cable Retailers receive training and product knowledge, and are chosen for their ability to represent the brand. Monster Cable provides a warranty on products sold only by authorized dealers on Amazon.

Not authorized to sellIf you purchase an Monster Cable product from an unauthorized dealer, you are not entitled to the Monster Cable warranty coverage, or tech support, even if the seller claims that you are. The Monster Cable products sold by unauthorized dealers are purchased by the seller on the “grey” market, and are usually the import version of the product. 

An import version basically means that the product was meant for sale in a different country. For example, Monster iSport Freedom Bluetooth Wireless On-Ear Headphones that were meant for the European market, being sold in the US. The import version is usually the same exact product, just without the warranty. As described in the Monster Cable warranty page, their warranties are region specific. In other words….those iSport Freedom headphones that were meant to be sold in Europe, will only be warrantied in Europe. Usually, these products will be labeled as either “import version” or “international version”.

In these instances, your package will usually either be missing a warranty card, or will have a warranty card that does not state “U.S. warranty”. If you card is missing, or if you have a card that says something like “Japanese Warranty” – you have purchased a grey market product.

Purchasing from an authorized dealer guarantees that you not only receive the full Monster Cable warranty, but also that the product you are purchasing is authentic. The unfortunate truth of buying online is that a few bad apples taint the many good sellers out there. Shopping from an authorized reseller is one way of protecting you from unscrupulous sellers.

Monster Cable products are made with precise standards and quality controls. Monster Cable products, even if authentic, might be subject to incorrect handling, seller modification, etc. Authorized sellers adhere to the handling and selling standards set by Monster Cable, which is another reason to purchase from an authorized dealer.

With that said, the following is a list of Monster Cable authorized dealers who sell on Amazon. Click on the logo to see more details about the store/seller. (Listed in alphabetical order)

Just keep in mind – If you don’t see a seller listed here, it doesn’t mean that they are selling fake, or non-authentic products. It just means that they are not authorized by Monster Cable to sell their products, and are not buying the merchandise from Monster Cable. In the majority of cases, the warranty will not be honored by Monster Cable. Look out for phrases like “Seller provided warranty”, or “Limited Warranty”, etc. These types of warranties will almost always be for less than 1 year. Often times, they are for just 30 or 90 days, and just protect you from DOA products. (Original Monster Cable warranties are provided below).

On the other hand, if you are looking at a Monster Cable audio product in one of the stores above, and wondering if the item is fake – purchase with confidence! These stores have been verified with Monster Cable to be authorized dealers. You are receiving an authentic product, and are entitled to the full original manufacturer’s warranty.

Authorized Dealer

For reference, these are the manufacturer warranty periods for Monster Cable products:

  • Cables – Lifetime*
  • Headphones – 1 year
  • Speakers – 1 year
  • Power Accessories – 5 years or lifetime depending on model
  • Portable Audio – 1 year
  • ScreenClean – Lifetime

*8pin Lightning cables carry a 1 year warranty.

All Monster Cable warranties only apply to the original end-user only, and are non-transferable. If you purchase a pre-owned product (even if new in the box), you will not be entitled to the original Monster Cable warranty, even if it was originally sold by an authorized dealer. 

As mentioned above, if you purchase your Monster Cable product from a non-authorized seller, you are not entitled to tech support, or the warranty coverage. Monster Cable will repair defective products, at your expense – which includes shipping to and from, parts, labor, etc.

For valid warranty claims, you will need your receipt showing a purchase from an authorized dealer, so remember to save your proof of purchase.

*This list updated as of 10/10/2017

Focal Authorized Amazon Dealer List

Focal - Authorized Online sellers

Focal headphones, speakers, car audio, and other theater and audio accessories are sold in the United States through authorized dealers selected by Focal. Authorized Focal Retailers receive training and product knowledge, and are chosen for their ability to represent the brand. Focal provides a warranty on products sold only by authorized dealers on Amazon.

Not authorized to sellIf you purchase an Focal product from an unauthorized dealer, you are not entitled to the Focal warranty coverage, or tech support, even if the seller claims that you are. The Focal products sold by unauthorized dealers are purchased by the seller on the “grey” market, and are usually the import version of the product. 

An import version basically means that the product was meant for sale in a different country. For example, Focal Stella Utopia EM floorstanding loudspeakers that were meant for the European market, being sold in the US. The import version is usually the same exact product, just without the warranty. As described in the Focal warranty page, their warranties are region specific. In other words….those Stella Utopia loudspeakers that were meant to be sold in Europe, will only be warrantied in Europe. Usually, these products will be labeled as either “import version” or “international version”.

In these instances, your package will usually either be missing a warranty card, or will have a warranty card that does not state “U.S. warranty”. If you card is missing, or if you have a card that says something like “Japanese Warranty” – you have purchased a grey market product.

Purchasing from an authorized dealer guarantees that you not only receive the full Focal warranty, but also that the product you are purchasing is authentic. The unfortunate truth of buying online is that a few bad apples taint the many good sellers out there. Shopping from an authorized reseller is one way of protecting you from unscrupulous sellers.

Focal products are made with precise standards and quality controls. Focal products, even if authentic, might be subject to incorrect handling, seller modification, etc. Authorized sellers adhere to the handling and selling standards set by Focal, which is another reason to purchase from an authorized dealer.

With that said, the following is a list of Focal authorized dealers who sell on Amazon. Click on the logo to see more details about the store/seller. (Listed in alphabetical order)

Just keep in mind – If you don’t see a seller listed here, it doesn’t mean that they are selling fake, or non-authentic products. It just means that they are not authorized by Focal to sell their products, and are not buying the merchandise from Focal. In the majority of cases, the warranty will not be honored by Focal. Look out for phrases like “Seller provided warranty”, or “Limited Warranty”, etc. These types of warranties will almost always be for less than 1 year. Often times, they are for just 30 or 90 days, and just protect you from DOA products. (Original Focal warranties are provided below).

On the other hand, if you are looking at a Focal audio product in one of the stores above, and wondering if the item is fake – purchase with confidence! These stores have been verified with Focal USA to be authorized dealers. You are receiving an authentic product, and are entitled to the full original manufacturer’s warranty.

Authorized Dealer

For reference, these are the manufacturer warranty periods for Focal products:

  • Hi-Fidelity Speakers – 1 year
  • Home Theater – 1 year
  • Car Audio Products – 1 year*
  • Headphones – 1 year
  • Monitoring Speakers – 1 year

*For Focal car audio products, the warranty is extended to 3 years if purchased from, and installed by an authorized dealer

All Focal warranties only apply to the original end-user only, and are non-transferable. If you purchase a pre-owned product (even if new in the box), you will not be entitled to the original Focal warranty, even if it was originally sold by an authorized dealer. 

As mentioned above, if you purchase your Focal product from a non-authorized seller, you are not entitled to tech support, or the warranty coverage. Focal will repair defective products, at your expense – which includes shipping to and from, parts, labor, etc.

For valid warranty claims, you will need your receipt showing a purchase from an authorized dealer, so remember to save your proof of purchase.

*This list updated as of 10/10/2017

Astell&Kern Authorized Amazon Dealer List

Astell&Kern - Authorized sellers

Astell&Kern headphones, and other sound & studio accessories are sold in the United States through authorized dealers selected by Astell&Kern. Authorized Astell&Kern Retailers receive training and product knowledge, and are chosen for their ability to represent the brand. Astell&Kern provides a warranty on products sold only by authorized dealers on Amazon.

Not authorized to sellIf you purchase an Astell&Kern product from an unauthorized dealer, you are not entitled to the Astell&Kern warranty coverage, or tech support, even if the seller claims that you are. The Astell&Kern products sold by unauthorized dealers are purchased by the seller on the “grey” market, and are usually the import version of the product. 

An import version basically means that the product was meant for sale in a different country. For example, Astell&Kern AK T5p headphones that were meant for the European market, being sold in the US. The import version is usually the same exact product, just without the warranty. As described in the Astell&Kern warranty page, their warranties are region specific. In other words….those AK T5p headphones that were meant to be sold in Europe, will only be warrantied in Europe. Usually, these products will be labeled as either “import version” or “international version”.

In these instances, your package will usually either be missing a warranty card, or will have a warranty card that does not state “U.S. warranty”. If you card is missing, or if you have a card that says something like “Japanese Warranty” – you have purchased a grey market product.

Purchasing from an authorized dealer guarantees that you not only receive the full Astell&Kern warranty, but also that the product you are purchasing is authentic. The unfortunate truth of buying online is that a few bad apples taint the many good sellers out there. Shopping from an authorized reseller is one way of protecting you from unscrupulous sellers.

Astell&Kern products are made with precise standards and quality controls. Astell&Kern products, even if authentic, might be subject to incorrect handling, seller modification, etc. Authorized sellers adhere to the handling and selling standards set by Astell&Kern, which is another reason to purchase from an authorized dealer.

With that said, the following is a list of Astell&Kern authorized dealers who sell on Amazon. Click on the logo to see more details about the store/seller. (Listed in alphabetical order)

Just keep in mind – If you don’t see a seller listed here, it doesn’t mean that they are selling fake, or non-authentic products. It just means that they are not authorized by Astell&Kern to sell their products, and are not buying the merchandise from Astell&Kern. In the majority of cases, the warranty will not be honored by Astell&Kern. Look out for phrases like “Seller provided warranty”, or “Limited Warranty”, etc. These types of warranties will almost always be for less than 1 year. Often times, they are for just 30 or 90 days, and just protect you from DOA products. (Original Astell&Kern warranties are provided below).

On the other hand, if you are looking at a Astell&Kern audio product in one of the stores above, and wondering if the item is fake – purchase with confidence! These stores have been verified with Astell&Kern USA to be authorized dealers. You are receiving an authentic product, and are entitled to the full original manufacturer’s warranty.

Authorized Dealer

For reference, these are the manufacturer warranty periods for Astell&Kern products:

  • Headphones – 1 year
  • Portable Audio – 1 year
  • Home Audio – 1 year
  • IEMS – 1 year
  • Accessories – 1 year

All Astell&Kern warranties only apply to the original end-user only, and are non-transferable. If you purchase a pre-owned product (even if new in the box), you will not be entitled to the original Astell&Kern warranty, even if it was originally sold by an authorized dealer. 

As mentioned above, if you purchase your Astell&Kern product from a non-authorized seller, you are not entitled to tech support, or the warranty coverage. Astell&Kern will repair defective products, at your expense – which includes shipping to and from, parts, labor, etc.

For valid warranty claims, you will need your receipt showing a purchase from an authorized dealer, so remember to save your proof of purchase.

*This list updated as of 10/10/2017

Rode Authorized Amazon Dealer List

Rode - Authorized online sellers

Rode microphones, and other sound & studio accessories are sold in the United States through authorized dealers selected by Rode. Authorized Rode Retailers receive training and product knowledge, and are chosen for their ability to represent the brand. Rode provides a warranty on products sold only by authorized dealers on Amazon.

Not authorized to sellIf you purchase an Rode product from an unauthorized dealer, you are not entitled to the Rode warranty coverage, or tech support, even if the seller claims that you are. The Rode products sold by unauthorized dealers are purchased by the seller on the “grey” market, and are usually the import version of the product. 

An import version basically means that the product was meant for sale in a different country. For example, a Rode VideoMic Pro+ Compact Directional On-camera Microphone that was meant for the European market, being sold in the US. The import version is usually the same exact product, just without the warranty. As described in the Rode warranty page, their warranties are region specific. In other words….that VideoMic Pro+ mic that was meant to be sold in Europe, will only be warrantied in Europe. Usually, these products will be labeled as either “import version” or “international version”.

In these instances, your package will usually either be missing a warranty card, or will have a warranty card that does not state “U.S. warranty”. If you card is missing, or if you have a card that says something like “Japanese Warranty” – you have purchased a grey market product.

Purchasing from an authorized dealer guarantees that you not only receive the full Rode warranty, but also that the product you are purchasing is authentic. The unfortunate truth of buying online is that a few bad apples taint the many good sellers out there. Shopping from an authorized reseller is one way of protecting you from unscrupulous sellers.

Rode products are made with precise standards and quality controls. Rode products, even if authentic, might be subject to incorrect handling, seller modification, etc. Authorized sellers adhere to the handling and selling standards set by Rode, which is another reason to purchase from an authorized dealer.

With that said, the following is a list of Rode authorized dealers who sell on Amazon. Click on the logo to see more details about the store/seller. (Listed in alphabetical order)

Just keep in mind – If you don’t see a seller listed here, it doesn’t mean that they are selling fake, or non-authentic products. It just means that they are not authorized by Rode to sell their products, and are not buying the merchandise from Rode. In the majority of cases, the warranty will not be honored by Rode. Look out for phrases like “Seller provided warranty”, or “Limited Warranty”, etc. These types of warranties will almost always be for less than 1 year. Often times, they are for just 30 or 90 days, and just protect you from DOA products. (Original Rode warranties are provided below).

On the other hand, if you are looking at a Rode audio product in one of the stores above, and wondering if the item is fake – purchase with confidence! These stores have been verified with Rode USA to be authorized dealers. You are receiving an authentic product, and are entitled to the full original manufacturer’s warranty.

Authorized Dealer

For reference, these are the manufacturer warranty periods for Rode products:

  • Microphones – 1 year
  • Mounts – 1 year
  • Boompoles – 1 year
  • Windshields – 1 year
  • Transmitters – 1 year

Rode products come with a 1 year warranty. Your warranty can be extended to two years, five years, ten years or lifetime (depending on the product), by registering online.

All Rode warranties only apply to the original end-user only, and are non-transferable. If you purchase a pre-owned product (even if new in the box), you will not be entitled to the original Rode warranty, even if it was originally sold by an authorized dealer. 

As mentioned above, if you purchase your Rode product from a non-authorized seller, you are not entitled to tech support, or the warranty coverage. Rode will repair defective products, at your expense – which includes shipping to and from, parts, labor, etc.

For valid warranty claims, you will need your receipt showing a purchase from an authorized dealer, so remember to save your proof of purchase.

*This list updated as of 10/10/2017

Hoya Authorized Amazon Dealer List

Hoya Filters - Authorized online dealers

Hoya filters, and other photography accessories are sold in the United States through authorized dealers selected by Kenko Tokina USA (the parent company). Authorized Hoya Retailers receive training and product knowledge, and are chosen for their ability to represent the brand. Hoya provides a warranty on products sold only by authorized dealers on Amazon.

Not authorized to sellIf you purchase an Hoya product from an unauthorized dealer, you are not entitled to the Hoya warranty coverage, or tech support, even if the seller claims that you are. The Hoya products sold by unauthorized dealers are purchased by the seller on the “grey” market, and are usually the import version of the product. 

An import version basically means that the product was meant for sale in a different country. For example, a Hoya EVO Antistatic filter that was meant for the European market, being sold in the US. The import version is usually the same exact product, just without the warranty. As described in the Hoya warranty page, their warranties are region specific. In other words….that EVO filter that was meant to be sold in Europe, will only be warrantied in Europe. Usually, these products will be labeled as either “import version” or “international version”.

In these instances, your package will usually either be missing a warranty card, or will have a warranty card that does not state “U.S. warranty”. If you card is missing, or if you have a card that says something like “Japanese Warranty” – you have purchased a grey market product.

Purchasing from an authorized dealer guarantees that you not only receive the full Hoya warranty, but also that the product you are purchasing is authentic. The unfortunate truth of buying online is that a few bad apples taint the many good sellers out there. Shopping from an authorized reseller is one way of protecting you from unscrupulous sellers.

Hoya filters are made with precise standards and quality controls. Hoya filters, even if authentic, might be subject to incorrect handling, seller modification, etc. Authorized sellers adhere to the handling and selling standards set by Hoya, which is another reason to purchase from an authorized dealer.

With that said, the following is a list of Hoya authorized dealers who sell on Amazon. Click on the logo to see more details about the store/seller. (Listed in alphabetical order)


Just keep in mind – If you don’t see a seller listed here, it doesn’t mean that they are selling fake, or non-authentic products. It just means that they are not authorized by Hoya to sell their products, and are not buying the merchandise from Hoya. In the majority of cases, the warranty will not be honored by Hoya. Look out for phrases like “Seller provided warranty”, or “Limited Warranty”, etc. These types of warranties will almost always be for less than 1 year. Often times, they are for just 30 or 90 days, and just protect you from DOA products. (Original Hoya warranties are provided below).

On the other hand, if you are looking at a Hoya photography product in one of the stores above, and wondering if the item is fake – purchase with confidence! These stores have been verified with Hoya USA to be authorized dealers. You are receiving an authentic product, and are entitled to the full original manufacturer’s warranty.

Authorized Dealer

For reference, these are the manufacturer warranty periods for Hoya products:

  • Alpha Filters – 1 year
  • EVO Antistatic Filters – 1 year
  • HD3 Filters – 1 year
  • NXT Filters – 1 year
  • Solas Filters – 1 year

All Hoya warranties only apply to the original end-user only, and are non-transferable. If you purchase a pre-owned product (even if new in the box), you will not be entitled to the original Hoya warranty, even if it was originally sold by an authorized dealer. 

As mentioned above, if you purchase your Hoya product from a non-authorized seller, you are not entitled to tech support, or the warranty coverage. Hoya will repair defective products, at your expense – which includes shipping to and from, parts, labor, etc.

For valid warranty claims, you will need your receipt showing a purchase from an authorized dealer, so remember to save your proof of purchase.

*This list updated as of 9/18/2017