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post #1 of 13
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Hi, I'm new around here.

I'm getting my ATH-M50's in 5 days time.

So, how do start? (like burning in etc.)

post #2 of 13

Put them on your head, over your ears. Enjoy your music at safe levels. "Burn in" (or your ears adjusting to the sound) will occur naturally over time.

post #3 of 13

Or a safer way to enjoy:

- Don't put them on when you first get them.  Burn them in with a looped playlist of music at medium low volume until you sleep (Do not listen to them), and then burn them in overnight for at least 7 hours on medium high volume (Do not listen to them).  THEN, the next day, listen to some crapbuds for a few minutes.  THEN put your M50s on. :)

- Remember not to expect much from your headphones.  They will be a big improvement if they are your first good headphone, yes, but your songs aren't actually going to become different songs.  Enjoy the music and not the headphone.

- Never come to this site again! :D

 

This is 100% serious.  Please take my advice.

post #4 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hayang View Post

Or a safer way to enjoy:

- Don't put them on when you first get them.  Burn them in with a looped playlist of music at medium low volume until you sleep (Do not listen to them), and then burn them in overnight for at least 7 hours on medium high volume (Do not listen to them).  THEN, the next day, listen to some crapbuds for a few minutes.  THEN put your M50s on. :)

- Remember not to expect much from your headphones.  They will be a big improvement if they are your first good headphone, yes, but your songs aren't actually going to become different songs.  Enjoy the music and not the headphone.

- Never come to this site again! :D

 

This is 100% serious.  Please take my advice.

 

haha, is that how you did it?
 

post #5 of 13

I use this site to burn in my headphones; it contains loops of different frequencies, with rest periods.

 

http://www.jlabaudio.com/burn.php

post #6 of 13
Originally Posted by MrBapti View Post

haha, is that how you did it?

Ooh, bust!

 

I noticed a difference in the midrange after an overnight of white noise but I think since then I haven't noticed any difference. So I'd say give it a little FM static burn in at a moderate volume for a few hours and after that just enjoy.

 

Two tips:

 

1. listen at a low volume -- the M50, in my opinion, works very well at these lower volumes and you'll enjoy it more

 

2. you might consider the coax pad mod -- two 9.5 inch lengths of normal coax cable, tucked inside the earpads -- comfort, more sense of space and air, slightly tamed highs
 

 

post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hayang View Post

Or a safer way to enjoy:

- Don't put them on when you first get them.  Burn them in with a looped playlist of music at medium low volume until you sleep (Do not listen to them), and then burn them in overnight for at least 7 hours on medium high volume (Do not listen to them).  THEN, the next day, listen to some crapbuds for a few minutes.  THEN put your M50s on. :)

- Remember not to expect much from your headphones.  They will be a big improvement if they are your first good headphone, yes, but your songs aren't actually going to become different songs.  Enjoy the music and not the headphone.

- Never come to this site again! :D

 

This is 100% serious.  Please take my advice.


If you value your bank balance, this is solid advice!

 

But I definitely +1 just putting them on and listening to them, without worrying about burn time. It's true that the general consensus is the M50s benefit from burn in, but you listening to them right away versus you playing music on loop won't hurt the earphones in any way. Personally I'd just put them on and enjoy your new purchase, then loop music and leave them playing as you head to sleep, repeat for a few nights.

 

post #8 of 13
post #9 of 13

How do these headphones compare to the Sennheiser HD 598?

post #10 of 13

the 598 are open and lack bass but great at everything else. the m50 are closed and have great bass.

post #11 of 13
M50 have more laid back mids. Personally, I prefer the 598, but if you like bass, M50 have great quality bass. Also, 598 have better sound stage and detail.
post #12 of 13

Just burn them in a natural way which is put on your head :)

There is no need for accelerated burn, just enjoy your music and headphones.

post #13 of 13

I was debating over an open design but for my first phile type over ear phones I'm going with the M50's as they seem very consistent with performance. 

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