Wow, 2 weeks
Ok I'll take note of that
I'm not against burn-in. It does change sound signature. I just think it should have been done in the factory. Rather then wasting users time...
Premium product should be at optimum sound out of the box. If it still requires burn-in, that means the manufacturer hasn't done their homework, and sell it as an unfinished product, not really ready to deliver optimum sound out of the box.
It is not really practical for manufacturers to preburn in their phones. Some do some don't. I think most don't it is just extra time put into the bottom line of the end product. Nuforce web site mentions that their phones need burn in as a special message to the consumer so at least they let people know this.
You would be surprised. My SRH1540 is the same way. Big bass on open box and burn in tames the bass end. Kinda half adjusting to the sound and half physical lowering of bass. It all depends on which phone though as some cans just don't change at all with burn in but most that I have owned do improve in one way or another with burn in. There are some phones that actually get worse with burn in before they improve. It is kinda whacky but for the most part I personally think the improvements are worth it. I have a dedicated burn in station in my basement. I always have phones connected to my station always.
People with the AD900X or any AT or JVC phone for that matter. Burn in is a must. Which got me thinking.. I noticed my Doppios improved a lot with burn in. The bass end especially. I am wondering if them IMXX phones got any burn in time. Burn in for BAs are a bit different than dynamics in that their sound become more fuller vs dynamics become tighter in sound.
Edited by Dsnuts - 2/16/14 at 11:37pm