Head-Fi'er from Brisbane here. Just stumbled across this thread and thought it would be a good place to pose this question as I'm sure a similar thought has crossed your minds before. Does anyone know of anywhere that does in home trials for head gear available to Australians, similar to the lending library service the Cable Company offers to US customers? I have been looking to try some Audeze LCD-2r2's/LCD-3's and a Burson Conductor which are next on my wanted list. Before purchasing anything new I wanted to listen to the equipment and compare them against my current rig (Burson 160DS + Lawton Audio LA-D2000) with my FLAC library. Alternatively, if there are any retail stores in Brisbane area that have these items available for demo that would be awesome (although I haven't found any yet). Maybe there are some meets around Brisbane that would have this equipment present? Just want to get my hands on it before making a decision. :P
I have had a look around and ideally I would go into the Addicted To Audio store to give some stuff a good listen. But going to Melbourne would probably cost most of my equipment budget, anyway. Headphonic from Perth has a trial policy, but I don't believe it extends to a simple in home trial (more of a decent return policy should the headphone be unsuitable, not just I didn't like it so I'm returning it). Which is fair enough because that reduces their re-sale value. No store I've visited (or listed on their website) that they have this tuff for sale, let alone demo in Brisbane. So if anyone else has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.