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post #16 of 28
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Did you see the price though? Sure Monster Beats isn't a bad headphone, but for $300 they can go f*** themselves. Same goes for most of the other prices. <3 Amazon and eBay.

post #17 of 28

Good luck...I went to Guitar Center today and they were major jerks and wouldn't let me try anything.  Also, they said that you cannot return headphones!  What a joke.

post #18 of 28

Best Buy is really chill with their return policies. I needed some Shure olives to use with my RE0's, and casually borrowed them forever from some SE210's. Great experience, would buy (borrow) again. 

 

 

DOWN WITH CORPORATE MONOPOLIES. 

post #19 of 28
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I hate the world. I have to get the HD555 now. I don't know what they sound like. But it has to be good.

post #20 of 28

Amazon. Definitely for Sennheiser cans. I told them I never received my Sennheiser HD 555's because I didn't know the USPS man hid them in the bushes near my door and they delivered a second set for free. I eventually found my first set and having morals, I returned them back to Amazon.

 

They have a great return policy too if you can cope with going to your local post office. I live within 5 minutes from mine, so it was never a problem. I think it was 30 days..? No restocking fee or questions about opened boxes FTW. If you have seen some HD 555 unboxing video's, you should notice that you DO NOT HAVE TO DAMAGE THE BOX TO OPEN IT. You know what this means. 

 

post #21 of 28
Thread Starter 

Hey anyone have a free pair of HD555's? 

Or, while I am at it, a free pair of HD800's and a good DAC and amp?

post #22 of 28


 

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Amazon. Definitely for Sennheiser cans. I told them I never received my Sennheiser HD 555's because I didn't know the USPS man hid them in the bushes near my door and they delivered a second set for free. I eventually found my first set and having morals, I returned them back to Amazon.

 

 

That's odd.  Are you sure it was delivered USPS versus UPS/Fedex?  Amazon does use the postal service but not usually for items where the price tag qualifies them for free second day shipping or items that won't easily fit in most mail boxes or for items they would want a delivery receipt.  Certainly if it was sold third-party through Amazon that would explain it ... but the chance that my postal carrier would leave a package other than my designated delivery spot (i.e. mail box or mail slot or mail room) without first obtaining a signature for it is zero.  

post #23 of 28

Oh whoops, typo. It was definitely a third party through Amazon. I had GREAT shipping experiences with UPS, USPS, DHL, and Fedex. They ring the doorbell at least. However, only UPS requires signatures, the other three is less.. professional.

post #24 of 28

This is only going to help people in the UK - Sorry in advance to everyone else - http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/headphone-demo.php

 

A lovely place to pick your new headphonesmily_headphones1.gif
 

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post #25 of 28

Is Guitar Center a great place to go test out Boes Headphones? Thank you. 

 

Sarah

post #26 of 28
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Is Guitar Center a great place to go test out Boes Headphones? Thank you. 

 

Sarah

 

Bose headphones aren't exactly on the Head-Fi members' list of great headphones to test though tongue_smile.gif (Besides, your local big mall might have a Bose showroom anyways)

 

They might have Sennheisers and AKGs though...but I might be wrong since I haven't been to Guitar Center in years (I was in the US last year but didn't get to visit one as work keeps me from playing gigs anyways, so I'm happy with what I still have). Best bet is to just bite the bullet, buy then return - you'll have to pay return shipping, just avoid items or dealers that charge repacking fees (maybe buy refurb items?).

 

Another is to check some manufacturers' dealer network. When my brother (in California) was looking for headphones I advised him to check Grado's site, and he found one near his college. They carried other brands, including amps and DACs from Musical Fidelity, but he still ended up with the SR80i because he liked them best with his iPod Touch.

post #27 of 28

Try and see if any of your local Best Buys have a "Magnolia Home Theater" center.. you can get a good demo session and get familiar with some sound signatures

 

*some* of the Magnolia's will carry more audiophile-head-fi-friendly gear.

 

AT AD900's / ESW9
AKG K167 / K550

Senny Momentum

Senny HD 558 / 598

Sony MDR-1r

Denon AHD600
Martin Logan Mikros
B&W P series
Pioneer SAEs

Best Buy will typically have (that head-fiers don't frown upon):

UE 6000
HD428/439 & 280/380 Pros
Koss Pro DJ100/200
Skull Candy Mix Masters / Navigators (not bad from SC)
Aiaiai TMA-1s
 

post #28 of 28
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I just threw my HD650s in the trash. OMW to Best Buy!

I am new to the forum and its late at night and I read this and started laughing out loud. this is hilarious. I cant stop laughing. 

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