In my limited bubble of audio adventures in the Phoenix-metro area I have met dealers and audiofools alike to buy various things over the years. In almost every case it appears that "speaker guys" have never truly delved into headphones; they didn't even get their start as headphone guys. Asking dealers about headphones or related gear and they almost always tell me stuff wouldn't sell, etc. IME I bet this same kind of mentality goes all the way up the chain. I don't blame them quite honestly, most of us headphone guys are cheap and picky.
The irony is I'm the type that wouldn't blink to spend $800 on a new set of cans but wouldn't even consider a set of speakers costing that much. The dealers seem to cater mostly to the guys who spend $$$$.
Edited by Mr.Sneis - 12/10/12 at 9:44am