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Places to demo headphones in Toronto?

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I've been reading a lot about people going to local stores and trying all kinds of different headphones lately. In a city as large as Toronto, there have to be at least a few places that have some of the major contenders out to demo. Having read so much about all the choices available, I'd really like to get a first hand feel for some of them.

I'm thinking Bay Bloor Radio will have some, and I'm going to drop by there tomorrow afternoon, but they're pretty limited, I think.

So basically, if anyone knows some places that have a substantial inventory of headphones I can demo, let me know. I'm eager to hear. Thanks.
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Bay Bloor Radio has a nice wall, you'll like it, plus catch a film at the Toronto International Film Festival while you're already so close to Yorkville
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I know, but I asked if someone knew about retail stores with demo units out to try. I joined here just too late to catch the Toronto Meet.


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Bay Bloor Radio has a nice wall, you'll like it, plus catch a film at the Toronto International Film Festival while you're already so close to Yorkville
That's good to know. I've been meaning to get to there for a while now. I'm downtown pretty much every day for work or UofT, so there isn't really an excuse.

Might you be the guy I saw on the train once a couple weeks ago with what looked like X3s and watching something on a portable video player?
post #5 of 11
Yeah, Bay-Bloor has a great selection. Only problem is that it can get a bit noisy, so it may not be so great for checking out open cans.
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I know, but I asked if someone knew about retail stores with demo units out to try. I joined here just too late to catch the Toronto Meet.
Ahh, but just because you missed the Toronto summer meet doesn't mean you can't schedule a mini-meet with some other Toronto Head-Fiers who own stuff you'd like to hear.
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Ahh, but just because you missed the Toronto summer meet doesn't mean you can't schedule a mini-meet with some other Toronto Head-Fiers who own stuff you'd like to hear.
Hehe. That'd be pretty vain of me.

Perhaps when I have some more interesting stuff to bring to the event (or the space to hold it) I'll organise one. It's tempting though. I came across one member in particular who lived in a reasonably close city that had a positively encyclopedic collection.
post #8 of 11
I know there are a few people who wouldnt mind you popping by to check out some cans, if there are a few that you have your eyes on.
post #9 of 11
Another vote for Bay Bloor Radio. The guys there are pretty helpful and let me try the RS1 and GS1000. Just ask!
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I wanted to ask the same thing, but specifically for electrostatics. Where can I go to try a pair, and presumably a few high end dynamics?

post #11 of 11

bbr would probably be your best bet. have a good selection of the lower end all the way up to the flagship offerings from grado, denon, sennheiser, etc. 

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