I'm in the market for a pair of headphones after not having or using any for quite a few years. There are several models in my price range that I'm interested in trying, to see which works the best for my tastes. (DT880 / HD600 / HE400 / Q701 / Mad Dogs). I visited a local hifi store this week as they are sellers for all of these brands (except the MrSpeakers Mad Dogs of course). Unfortunately, they only actually carried the Sennheiser HD600 out of these. I was told by a salesman that I should just order up the ones I'm interested in, and then return the ones I don't like.
I feel kind of bad doing that though. Is this common practice? I know headphones (and speakers) are a very personal thing. We all hear a bit differently and will have different preferences. But is it considered uncouth to order multiple HP's with the intent of only buying one pair? How do you guys and gals go about making the choice when certain phones aren't available locally? Reviews certainly help, but again- we all hear differently and I really want to hear before I decide.