I think you can try Audio High in Mountain View to demo some Audeze and Sennheiser gears... but yeah, we are in dire need of a massive retailer that would take in all of these high-end headphones and let people audition... like Fujiya-Avic in Japan.
As it is, I think mini meets work. And all that we really need is a space that's big enough for some folks to crash for a few hours.
Anyway, I'll start doing heads count now. Hopefully we'll get something concrete before the end of next month, since I'll be staying in another country for the summer. But hey, I'll be working on my first DIY amp project, too, so let's hope that turns out alright.
Oh, and I've also acquired a Sony PHA-1 recently, so that one will be among the list of gears that I'm bringing.