Yeah. I keep thinking someone needs to do a dedicated headphone shop on Queen Street. A place with a really good selection of a broad range of headphones, DACs, etc. Then for customers that are well known etc a 'home-testing' programme could be done.
Problem is home testing followed by purchasing online from another place followed by a very expensive pair of headphones being worthless. That would have to be built into the margins and then the price is even more expensive!
Yup, it's a tough balancing act, though to be fair generally a store with a reasonable reputation would be able to get SIGNIFICANT discounts on demo stocks and turn those over every 3 months with a reasonable discount.
But yes there will always be people who will abuse the system.