I've been curious about it for a while now since joining Head-Fi. Some people think it exists and I'm not sure myself so I'll try it out now, now that I have a brand new pair of headphones. Tyll's article makes me skeptical that I will notice much of a difference in sound, yet so many people claim that there is a [sometimes huge] difference in sound after X hours of burn-in, or people often criticize reviews for a lack of "burn-in".
So therefore I'll do this "burn-in" period for many hours to prevent such criticism, find out if "burn-in" exists for me, and write an in-depth review of the M-100 after all of this. I've posted my initial impressions which I need to dig up again, so I'll have some notes to compare it to the "burned-in" M-100.
And by burn-in, I mean straight-up pink noise without having the M-100's on my head. Listening to headphones while "burning-in" seems contradictory to me since I think it's just you getting used to the headphone's sound. Not very many people post their process of burn-in, so I'm writing a log activity of the process. V-MODA suggests that "your headphones will sound their best after the ear cushions, headband and drivers naturally adjust". Before I let that happen, I want to test whether or not the drivers, not the headphone, change much after the burn-in process.
Edited by miceblue - 10/14/12 at 11:29pm