My new pair is really frustrating right now. I haven't had time to burn it in past day 4. It sounded fine then for most music though. Now even on any amp with any pads the mid-bass feels really bloated and the bass just bleeds into the mids a little more than I remember. It's almost as if I can at times feel the cups vibrating or something. My 6400 made it look like some sort of bass monster and it's not.
When I listen to a song with a good soundstage in the recording (like classical) it instantly turns into sounding like I'm listening to music coming from a tin cup or something. This is NOT how it's supposed to be. Then at this moment cymbals are especially goofy sounding.
I know when a DJ100 is good to go when it has very good vocals and a clear sound. It's just not quite as clear as my old pair. Just annoying. My old pair was super clear with most everything.
I guess at this point I will keep it in the drawer for 4 days burning in and if it doesn't change I'll just return it and get another pair. Maybe this time I'll crank the volume much louder. I didn't use an amp to burn them in, so maybe that had something to do with it
It'll be nice to know what the heck is going on! Burn in may just be a waste at this point, but who knows. Maybe I'll just buy another pair from another source and then keep the one that sounds best. Too bad the closest Best Buy that has them is one hour there and one hour back. If I get another pair and it still sounds like garbage I'll stop suggesting them. Fingers crossed that they magically fix theirselves by day 8 of burn-in. I guess at least it was noticeably better sounding on day 4.
Now I'm REALLY wish I didn't mess with my old perfectly good pair. Sounds good when open, but just not the same as the closed pair.
Edited by tdockweiler - 8/3/11 at 1:49am