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ATH-M50 advice for new owner.

post #1 of 57
Thread Starter 

I just ordered my first pair of good headphones, the ATH-M50. Can you guys give me tips on how i should burn them because i don't want to screw anything up and break my first pair of real headphones. I plan to use them to listen to music from my ipod. Also, should i buy any amps for the ATH-M50s.

post #2 of 57

'Burning in' is just playing music/pink sound for 100hrs or so. there is no way to screw it up or to break ur headphones.

 

 

post #3 of 57
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Originally Posted by omniloathe View Post

'Burning in' is just playing music/pink sound for 100hrs or so. there is no way to screw it up or to break ur headphones.

 

 


Just play different music genres at a moderate volume level, listen, relax and enjoy....

Dont play too loud music with them, after 100 hours of burn in they will shine. They dont need an amp to sound good. 

post #4 of 57
Thread Starter 

Alright thanks. I was already thinking about burning them in the way you suggested, but i saw somewhere on this forum that people have messed up the drivers by burning in.

post #5 of 57

They will "burn in" just from regular use - you don't have to do anything special with them. You might notice the sound signature change a little as time goes on - that is all the burning in process is really.

post #6 of 57

You can mess up your HPs by playing stuff too loud. But that isn't burn in... that's just stupidity.

 

Just don't do anything you wouldn't normally do when using them and you'll be fine.

post #7 of 57

You just follow whatever directions that came with your headphones. If the manual tells you to burn-in for X amount of time, then you do that. If the manual says nothing about burn-in, then it's not required. Do not blindly follow the the burn-in myth just because it's popular with the audiophile crowd.

post #8 of 57

If you leave your HPs overnight for burning in, I'd suggest looping pink noise at the volume level you usualy listen music to.

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Originally Posted by runswithaliens View Post

They will "burn in" just from regular use - you don't have to do anything special with them. 


This, just this. Your ears will 'burn-in' over time to the headphone sound.

post #10 of 57

just listen and enjoy,they are great headphones 

post #11 of 57

cananybody point on a certain change after some burn in? I have mine burned in for 30 hours and no change so far. 

post #12 of 57
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Originally Posted by plonter View Post

cananybody point on a certain change after some burn in? I have mine burned in for 30 hours and no change so far. 


If the user's manual says nothing about requiring a burn-in, then why are you burning in? Don't you think the manufacturer of the product would tell you to do it if it would make their product sound better? There are products out there that do require burning-in, and the user's manual always tell you when it's required. The M50 is not one of then, neither are the majority of the all headphones out there.

post #13 of 57

Hey Plonter, how are you liking your new m50? Do they compare favorably to your HD650 and D5000?

post #14 of 57
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Originally Posted by winma View Post

 

Dont play too loud music with them, 


I agree with this, burning in doesnt mean playing loud music. Just playing at a moderate volume level. 

They will get better as time goes by. 

Cheers 


Edited by classakg - 5/11/10 at 2:43pm
post #15 of 57
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Originally Posted by Lunatique View Post




If the user's manual says nothing about requiring a burn-in, then why are you burning in? Don't you think the manufacturer of the product would tell you to do it if it would make their product sound better? There are products out there that do require burning-in, and the user's manual always tell you when it's required. The M50 is not one of then, neither are the majority of the all headphones out there.



i burn them in during listening... except,burn in is something that usually doesn't written in the manual (if there is one).


Edited by plonter - 5/11/10 at 3:17pm
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