Where can I try headphones/earphones before buying?
Sep 12, 2009 at 4:04 PM Post #2 of 7

Jubei

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When I go headphone shopping, I primarily go to 2 shops - both have headphones for test runs. Not all models are available for testing, but most budget to mid-high price range items can more or less be tested.

Over the last half a year, I've been able to sample cans this year, including:

Mingo WM-2
Soundmagic PL30 and PL50
JVC Flats
Audio Technica FC700
Audio Technica ONTO
Audio Technica ATH-ES55
Audio Technica ATh-ES7
Beyer DT-231
Senn 228
Senn 238
Senn IE6 (IE7 & IE8 also available for demo, but out of my price range so didn't want to be tempted)
Shure SE115
UE Triple.Fi
Ultrasone Zino

Many other models are also available for testing, just have to ask.
 
Nov 16, 2009 at 2:34 AM Post #3 of 7

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When I go headphone shopping, I primarily go to 2 shops - both have headphones for test runs. Not all models are available for testing, but most budget to mid-high price range items can more or less be tested.

Over the last half a year, I've been able to sample cans this year, including:

Mingo WM-2
Soundmagic PL30 and PL50
JVC Flats
Audio Technica FC700
Audio Technica ONTO
Audio Technica ATH-ES55
Audio Technica ATh-ES7
Beyer DT-231
Senn 228
Senn 238
Senn IE6 (IE7 & IE8 also available for demo, but out of my price range so didn't want to be tempted)
Shure SE115
UE Triple.Fi
Ultrasone Zino

Many other models are also available for testing, just have to ask.



u have good taste
 
Nov 16, 2009 at 3:24 AM Post #4 of 7

balderon

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@aameerp looks like you just missed a great opportunity in the UK.
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Take a look at Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties, Get-Togethers for future events in your area. Not only would you have a chance to listen to some great gear, it would be a great opportunity to meet some fellow Head-Fi'ers.
 
Nov 16, 2009 at 9:24 AM Post #5 of 7

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It depends...
More specific - If the head-/earphone I am interested in are available for audition I prefer to try before buying. Most head-/earphones I have bought are no longer in production though, so buying blind after reading other peoples impressions/reviews have been the only choice.

No regrets so far.
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Nov 16, 2009 at 9:27 AM Post #6 of 7

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Anyone know of any places in the States?
 

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