So, I work at a fairly high end A/V store; I sell mostly Paradigm speakers and custom home audio systems. We just got some of the new Paradigm headphones in, and I'm listening to a pair right now thinking of all the people out there that love music, but don't have a decent set of headphones. I've had some nice (lower end) headphones when I was younger (HD-280 and other ~$100 pairs) but just got back into it with these headphones (and just ordered some HD-600's) but I'm out of the loop much past that.
I'd like to create a spot in the store to audition headphones (and some floor speakers). I want to start small and test the market, maybe carrying 3 or 4 headphones between $200 and $400 and an inexpensive DAC or two (we sell the Audioquest Dragonfly, which I like, too).
If you walked into a locally owned audio store, what would you like to see? Furniture, decor, products, demo material/sources? I don't know what products I'd be able to carry but I'm open to anything (that we can be profitable on).
I was thinking of setting up a nice chair in back, a computer with some HD Tracks albums on it and Spotify, and a nice CD player/Reciever with a collection of CD's. Idealy I'd show the customer how to run everything, dim the lights, and let them listen alone for 15-20 min.
I think that's something I'd like as a customer, what about you? What type of beginner equipment would you like to see? What would you listen to?