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post #16 of 27

The new one in Chinatown is Audioville. Seems like they are just starting up, there were a few cardboard boxes and such lying around there today.

 

As for headphones, unfortunately they only carry Grados. That doesn't seem likely to change anytime soon, but they do carry the whole lineup. They had just sold their GS1000s when I walked in, but they had RS1is available for an audition.

post #17 of 27

Audio Shop on de la Montagne is definitely the place to go. I haven't arranged an audition yet, but just a quick look in their display case confirmed they have all sorts of fun toys:

 

Denon D7000

Sennheiser HD650

Beyer T1

Stax 404

Mini-Stax

 

The person I was speaking with mentioned that they also have high-end Grados. Unfortunately no Ultrasones... but still, that is a lot more of the good stuff than any other store in these parts!

 

Oh, and amps, just not portable ones.

post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by agentsim View Post

Audio Shop on de la Montagne is definitely the place to go. I haven't arranged an audition yet, but just a quick look in their display case confirmed they have all sorts of fun toys:

 

Denon D7000

Sennheiser HD650

Beyer T1

Stax 404

Mini-Stax

 

The person I was speaking with mentioned that they also have high-end Grados. Unfortunately no Ultrasones... but still, that is a lot more of the good stuff than any other store in these parts!

 

Oh, and amps, just not portable ones.


Oh wow, that sounds great xD
I definitely want to call them up and see if I can listen to some of the beyers and whatnot
post #19 of 27

Anybody know where you can try out woo audio amps in Montreal?

post #20 of 27

Can't say I do. Have you checked the headphone shops mentioned in the thread?

post #21 of 27

Yes but none mentioned on their site that they had Woo audio.

post #22 of 27
I stopped by Audio Shop the other day, they have a lot of stuff from Denons to Sennheiser and even Stax. Though a quick chat with him told me he would probably be dropping the Stax line because there's no representative in Canada and if he has to ship a defective model back to the states, the shipping (obviously with insurance) kills his profit.
I didn't ask about any Woo equipment but that would probably be the best place to go. He could probably order you one if you asked.
post #23 of 27

I can easily order any model off the internet, but I wish to try them out first.

post #24 of 27
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I can easily order any model off the internet, but I wish to try them out first.

At audio shop you'll be able to try anything you want
Layton audio has quite a few on display but you have to plug your source into the receiver and you probably won't be getting the same sound directly from your ipod or at a home source, though, it still gives you an idea of the overall sound, comfort, size, etc.
The one in chinatown only has grados which audio shop also carries so I wouldn't even bother with them.
post #25 of 27

I went to the shop on Bleury next to Chinatown. The service was pretty bad. I wanted to try on Grado 225s and a pair of Sennheiser HD598. The rep was very snarky, said they had only one pair of Grado 500s left and someone was trying these. He made me try a pair of Grado 125s which were fine but uncomfortable. When I mentioned this, he said "all our phones are uncomfortable...". I left and went to Audio d'occasion: http://www.audio-occasion.qc.ca/  on Ontario East. The service was great, got to try Grado SR325s and the Sennheiser hd598. I took the Grados and they're butter.

post #26 of 27

Any stores that would let you try out ATH-M50s? Layton Audio's site says that they don't have any Audio-Technica, same for Audioshop but Steve's Music says they have the M50. Anyone have any other suggestions?

post #27 of 27
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Any stores that would let you try out ATH-M50s? Layton Audio's site says that they don't have any Audio-Technica, same for Audioshop but Steve's Music says they have the M50. Anyone have any other suggestions?


Moog audio has them (in fact my friend bought them from moog) but I'm not sure if you can try them. I know they have a bunch of demos.
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