Originally Posted by Apo0th3karY
+1 to musical-kage
I was in the same boat. I wasn't so sure if I was gonna keep them. "A dew days" is not nearly enough time for these to get proper burn in, be it the pads or drivers, the difference is huge. I cane safely say that I'm entirely satisfied with these, after almost returning them myself.
Like I said, a few days is not nearly enough time to judge these, or any new, out of box headphone for that matter. Brain bias/burn in play a huge role here. I used to think the bass was non-existent, and whatever bass was there was flabby. After a few weeks, the bass showed its power, and I'm not even EQing them anymore. With my CKM500s I EQ'd them a lot to get the highs more forward and the mids as lush as the bass, but M-100s deliver.
Yeah, I was setting myself up to buy the Momentum's and prepare to get ready to send these back. Not any more.
Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, "Resurrection": Ve. "O glaube, mein Herz, o glaube" (Etwas bewegter) Text after F.G. Klopstock: "Auferstehung"
Listen to that on them if you have Spotify... Love that track (if you can even call it a track)
Also, I bought that song on your sig by the way after hearing it a few times, to put it on my player :)
One thing I have realized is that a bad mix is a bad mix, and can't really be improved. These headphones in my opinion do show a good mix from a bad one. I don't think any headphone can save a heaped mess into a masterpiece.
But when the seperation is there, it is there!
I never thought I would be showing these headphones off, and giving them to co-workers to listen to. But I have been, and the impression has been a "wow, I didn't think they would sound that good!"
Its no joke that a couple of weeks back, I tried them outside, and had the trebles and bass reduced to help me listen to them.
I now have everything flat, except for a "little" bump in the mids, and treble regions, and I mean a little bump (like 1-2db).
During burn in time, I had the trebles lowered almost -6, -7db.
I was listening to Afterglow by Phaeleh the other day, and the whip of the trebles on the claps is so... I can't explain it, and then you get taps of other types of drum, and you can hear the differences in each drum, I'm sure I wouldn't have been able to on my older set.
Edited by musical-kage - 1/6/13 at 3:57pm