Be sure it's Bose

The only way to be sure you're buying a genuine Bose® product is to buy directly from Bose or a Bose authorized dealer. Bose products purchased by consumers directly from Bose or an authorized dealer, whether online, by telephone, from a catalog or in a store are genuine and carry the Bose limited warranty.

Buying from unauthorized dealers can be risky. Unless the dealer provides a receipt showing purchase from an authorized dealer, the products carry no warranty from Bose. Moreover, products purchased from unauthorized dealers may be counterfeit or stolen goods, and if you attempt to resell such products, you may be subject to significant civil liability and/or criminal penalties.

Watch out for counterfeit products

There are growing numbers of counterfeit products in the marketplace. Bose has become aware of sales of counterfeit Bose® in-ear headphones and QuietComfort® 2 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones by unauthorized sellers on popular auction and other e-commerce websites, and in flea markets. In some cases, sellers located in China claim to be selling genuine "OEM" headphones, but these products are fake. Typically, these products are sold at a fraction of the price that Bose and its authorized dealers are offering. The counterfeit products do not meet the high standards of performance found in genuine Bose products.

Three ways to protect yourself from fraud:

Buy direct from Bose, either online, by telephone or in Bose retail stores. is the official Bose Corporation website for residents of the United States and its territories. If you wish to purchase a product now, be confident that you will receive a genuine Bose product.
Look for the official Bose Authorized Dealer badge now featured on some retailers' websites.* The badge links to a window explaining the advantages of buying from a Bose authorized dealer. The window's URL (in the address bar) should begin with "" to be valid.
Contact us. If you reside in the US, call 1-800-999-2673, or email us. If you reside outside the US, click here to find your country's contact information. A Bose representative will check the name of the dealer or website from which you are considering a purchase and let you know whether it's an authorized Bose dealer.

If you would like to report a suspected counterfeit Bose product, please send an email to Bose appreciates your assistance in preventing the distribution of counterfeit products.

Bose Corporation
Framingham, Massachusetts, USA

*As this is a new online program, not all Bose authorized dealers display the badge at this time.