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post #16 of 27
The Burn-In process:


The final result:


If I could get them working again, I bet they would sound much better
post #17 of 27
I'm not saying burn-in doesn't exist, but until I see someone consistently identify burned-in phones in a blind ABX, I'm not believing.
post #18 of 27
x2 what Hentai said.
Being such a debated topic, I can't believe someone didn't just do the test. Buy 2 identical phones, burn in one, don't use the other during the burn in period. If I become rich someday, I'd do it.
post #19 of 27
^ I've done that with two pairs of RE0s, one a brand new warranty replacement and the other used non-stop for 2 months or so. I heard slight differences, but of course there is no way I can prove it and I'm not inclined to argue about burn-in with anyone. All I know is that I run all of my IEMs through my dedicated burn-in rig for 100-150 hours prior to doing any critical listening.
post #20 of 27
In one of the other threads for a IEM with a dynamic driver (was it the Klipsch S4?), someone and a buddy bought two pairs of earphones and let one burn-in while the one was kept unused.

After 100 hours or however many hours they used, they listened to the burn-in pair Vs. the unused one.

The poster reported that the difference in sound was definite and obvious to both his friend and him.

Therefore, this question of whether burn-in effects the sound of dynamic driver IEMs has been answered, right?
post #21 of 27
Wait, did someone really sign up with the name "hentai"?
post #22 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post
In one of the other threads for a IEM with a dynamic driver (was it the Klipsch S4?), someone and a buddy bought two pairs of earphones and let one burn-in while the one was kept unused.

After 100 hours or however many hours they used, they listened to the burn-in pair Vs. the unused one.

The poster reported that the difference in sound was definite and obvious to both his friend and him.

Therefore, this question of whether burn-in effects the sound of dynamic driver IEMs has been answered, right?
No, burn-in naysayers will never believe you unless you provide them some hard evidence. What you have said would make most normal people believe that burn-in exists. However most of the skeptics are very firm in their belief (or maybe disbelief is a better word) of burn-in.
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by Rip N' Burn View Post
The Burn-In process:


The final result:


If I could get them working again, I bet they would sound much better
Noise floor improvement unmatched by any other headphones.
post #24 of 27
The problem with only trying it with two pairs is that they could sound slightly different when new anyway. At least I've found that to be true with lower end phones when I've bought a couple of pairs at the same time.
post #25 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post
In one of the other threads for a IEM with a dynamic driver (was it the Klipsch S4?), someone and a buddy bought two pairs of earphones and let one burn-in while the one was kept unused.

After 100 hours or however many hours they used, they listened to the burn-in pair Vs. the unused one.

The poster reported that the difference in sound was definite and obvious to both his friend and him.

Therefore, this question of whether burn-in effects the sound of dynamic driver IEMs has been answered, right?
That constitutes scant anecdotal evidence at best, and it doesn't prove or disprove whether those buddies experienced earphone or brain burn-in.
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by brendon View Post
What you have said would make most normal people believe that burn-in exists.
What he said means nothing. Somebody somewhere at some time said something about maybe some earphone and his buddy will back him up? I hope a "normal" person would be a little more critical.
post #27 of 27
LOL! I love the burn in pics. Hilarious man. Thanks for that. I needed a good laugh!
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