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One of these days dsnuts will realize that his equipment isn't breaking in, but he's just gotten used to the new equipments sound/specific nuanced.
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One of these days dsnuts will realize that his equipment isn't breaking in, but he's just gotten used to the new equipments sound/specific nuanced.
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Let's just leave it there and not let the troll send this thread into the crapper.

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Let's just leave it there and not let the troll send this thread into the crapper.

Exactly.

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Xander does not believe in burn in. It is all in our minds. It must be..I love listening to the sharp out of box sound of the FX40. Oh wait my mind got used to it so now it don't sound like that anymore. Sharpness is now somehow cleaned up and the overall sound much fuller. Just in my mind. Of course if someone else hears my pair they would hear how sharp it is again.

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FX101 coming in today : )

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I don't believe much in audible burn-in. My FX40's might have changed a bit, but I can't remember and to be honest I doubt I could tell anything below a 3dB change just from memory. What I do know is that I like them more now than before, even if they do sound the same.

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There is a certain amount of getting used to a sound. Something like these FX40s does need some adjusting as they throw out so much detail much more so than anything in their price range. I think burn in helps smooth the edges and fills out the gaps in frequencies to a degree too. So a combination of both = enjoyment.

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My take on "burn in" is like a brand new pair of shoes, when new they are stiff (ie; stiff IEM drivers) and not the most comfortable. But after wearing them and breaking them in, the stiffness loosens up and becomes a lot more comfortable as it takes on the shape of your feet.  Mental burn in of course takes place as well because like the shape of the new shoes (ie: IEM sound sig) alters the way you feel while walking (listening). Therefore, "burn in" consist of a feedback loop between you and the new gear, both altering one another at the same time.  

 

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Edited by sfwalcer - 8/7/12 at 11:46am
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Let's please get back to talking about the iem's? L3000.gif

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I finally took my Sony XB90EX home with me. On the way home I was listening to Steve Miller band. The Joker. Danny. You gotta hear this tune. The stage has so much depth. Steve Millers voice was clearly much forward over the instruments in the back ground. I know it was recorded this way but on these earphones There is so much depth to the imagery and space in the tune. I was floored.  That was when it hit me.. These earphones have arrived for me. These are awesome..

 

These made me realize why I love music. This made me realize at what level of sound I was dealing with. This is the first time I have heard a bassy earphone that does instrument separation and vocals so well.. It is such a natural tone.  I mentioned how solid the mids are on this Sony sound. IT is more than that. It has a depth that is hard to achieve for earphones. Even with air chambers.. I know there has been too much on the plate for guys to be dropping the cash for a guilty pleasure. These have precision that I find intoxicating. Lately I have been a extremely happy camper from 2 headphones.

 

The JVC HA-S500 and these XB90EX. Both compliment each other. My hope is that these get a release state side and is sold at a cheaper price. These have taken bass earphones to the next level for me..

 

One more observation I want to add. I took a good look at the round chamber on the back end of the XB90EX. Some one at Sony is a fan of AT earphones. Not only is the sound big because of the larger than life 16mm drivers but these have an air chamber out back much like the CKS77s. Comparing them side to side now. The XB90EX has about the same sized chamber out back..ABS whatever that is. Could be Sonys version of the air chamber.


Edited by Dsnuts - 8/7/12 at 9:31pm
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Xander does not believe in burn in. It is all in our minds. It must be..I love listening to the sharp out of box sound of the FX40. Oh wait my mind got used to it so now it don't sound like that anymore. Sharpness is now somehow cleaned up and the overall sound much fuller. Just in my mind. Of course if someone else hears my pair they would hear how sharp it is again.

 

If what he said is true, then I should not be hearing any differences between my well seasoned pair of FX40 and the new pair I got as a spare !

Doing an A/B comparision they certainly don't sound like they're the same iems, same signature yes but difference sound    ...like comparing a CKM500 to a CKM300.

 

It could all be in my mind if I had to rely on memory to compare the sound, but there's no escaping the difference when you A/B both a burned-in and NIB (New in Box) pairs, in this case both my mind and more importantly, my ears tells me otherwise.

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Yes! Steve Miller does some of the best recordings in rock/blues!  check out his newest album BINGO and his new blues album LET YOUR HARE DOWN!

both are five star recordings, purer and deepr than almost any other commericial rock recordings, really let your headphones shine on both vocals and instruments

detail and power!!! enjoy!! i use both of those to "calibrate" how far my earphones headphones are broken in and capable of....

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I listened to "The Joker" today.  Your right Ds, it sounds fantastic.  The plucking from the bass guitar, vocals were also very good.  Unfortunately it was a lower bitrate recording but I know I have the greatest hits CD somewhere, so I'll rip it when I find it.  I usually listen to more electronic music with the XB90's but I'll be giving them a go with other genres after a taste of Steve Miller Band.  Good call Ds.  

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