Originally Posted by Redline21
Has anyone shown up at a meet with a pair of Philips Fidelio X1s? I would like to give those a listen sometime. Also, FWIW at Guitar Center they have the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO, 80 ohms you can try out. They're in the box, but they let me open em up. I didn't plan going in there so was only able to test them with my phone and a few songs from it. Seemed to be the best set they had there.
Anyone know of any other places in the area where you can demo decent headphones?
Hanson Audio in Dayton has the full Audeze line, a bunch of Grados, the Sennheiser HD800s, 650s, and 598s, as well as some others. I don't recall some of the others since I was focusing completely on the Audezes. The guys there were very friendly but a bit upset when I walked out without buying anything. Oh well, I'm sure part of it is them trying to guilt you into a $1,000+ purchase. They are open on Saturdays, though, which is a very nice plus for working folks.
There's also SoundEarphones in Cincinnati. I haven't been there yet, though, since they're only open during normal business hours on weekdays - and won't open up on weekends even if you ask nicely.