- Location: multiple locations and online
- Website: acgears.com
- Headquarters: New York, NY
If you're shopping for headphones in New York City, we recommend visiting AC Gears. They have two locations: one near NYU's Campus and one in Greenwich Village. Their specialty is trendy electronics (many from Japan), and they have an impressive selection of headphones from Audio-Technica, Marshall, Urbanears, AiAiAi, and other brands.
One word of warning: when you visit the shop, be prepared to see some grungy display models. In the words of Apartment Therapy blogger Aaron Able, "too many people have touched them!"
Dirty displays aside, you can find stuff here that other shops don't carry. They also have a nice webshop with online ordering, and they ship nationally.
Any first-hand experiences with AC Gears? Add them in the comments!
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