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post #16 of 20
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Originally posted by dhwilkin
Just to throw a little more fuel on the fire , my first certain observation of burn-in came from a Belden interconnect. As most know, Sennheiser 580s have a decently wide soundstage. They definitely have sounds physically placed outside your head. Well, after placing these brand-new interconnects into the chain, the soundstage shrunk. It felt like I was listening to earbuds, every single sound was inside my head! After a few days, the sound expanded back to normal, even a little wider.
is it possible you simply got used to the cables?
post #17 of 20
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andrzejpw said...

is it possible you simply got used to the cables?
That'd be kinda tough, considering I didn't listen to them at all after that first initial shock until a few days of burn-in later, when the sound was completely back to normal. And just to make sure I was hearing right that first day, I temporarily put my RadioShack cables back in place. Sure enough, soundstage was normal w/ them, but not the Belden. IMO, you'd have to be deaf to not notice the difference.

IOW, no.
post #18 of 20
Of course all this proves nothing and is totally unconvincing (although fun reading)
post #19 of 20

A Question About Burnin?

Do Hi-Fi shops do anything to burn in the audio equipment they have setup to demo? I guess the gear has to be burned in with a load/source attached so it might take months for a peice on display to reach 40 - 100 hours of use?
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Re: A Question About Burnin?

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Originally posted by braillediver
Do Hi-Fi shops do anything to burn in the audio equipment they have setup to demo? I guess the gear has to be burned in with a load/source attached so it might take months for a peice on display to reach 40 - 100 hours of use?
The thing goes so far that some cable manufacturers even state on the box that their cables have been pre burned in in the factory.
Other than that some high end shops do indeed burn in their equipment. I usually ask.
With headphones, I always try the pair that has been hanging on the listening stand. These phones have had music played through them for 8 hours a day for weeks, so they should be pretty much burned in.
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