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post #2581 of 18444
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I think you misunderstand me; I'm not a proponent of driver burn-in per say, or of brain-burn in either ( I'm an agnostic on this issue until real evidence rolls in, but note: I do favor the brain-burn in theory). With that said, please understand: folks who make the brain burn-in claim tend to think that they can make such claims with impunity and without the aid of the scientific method, while ridiculing the driver burn-in crowd for lack of evidence; that is the very definition of unfair, friend. The example you use above (in bold) is an example of brain plasticity, which is not really an example of brain-burn in at all, if we are going to adhere strictly to the term as we use it on head-fi. I know this subject is becoming verboden (I apologize for bringing it up again), but I think the point needs to be made. The so-called evidence for brain burn-in is all anecdotal (the same for drive burn-in too, mostly); that's to say, no one has attempted under strict scientific conditions to test this claim. If you know of a journal or scientific study that has tested brain burn-in as it strictly relates to our perception of audio, near-field audio in particular, please send that article to me--I would absolutely love to read it. (And I mean this in earnest too.) So once again, I think we should all keep an open mind on the subject or at least maintain an agnostic attitude. That's all I'm saying. Nothing controversial. Now back to the originally scheduled program: He-400 Love. 

I am keeping an open mind, but I'm leaning towards brain burn in :)
I'm pretty sure there is a difference in sound with driver burn in, it's just not so severe as most people claim.

 

Also the thing that Mad Lust Envy wrote, it's always positive! 

 

Looks so much like wishful thinking.

post #2582 of 18444
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Originally Posted by Madmollusk View Post

 Now back to the originally scheduled program: He-400 Love. 

 

Have fun ;)

post #2583 of 18444
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post

 

Have fun ;)


One more thing: Happy Thanksgiving to you and everyone on this crazy thread! Be sure, folks, to hide your headphones if you have in-laws coming with out of control grandchildren that tend to  break things. After last years near-disaster, I'm not taking any chances.

post #2584 of 18444

haha, I planned to hide my headphones too!

post #2585 of 18444

I just wanted to say that these headphones sound absolutely fantastic with the Machinarium OST. Really detailed and layered. Some of the best ambient music too. 

post #2586 of 18444
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One more thing: Happy Thanksgiving to you and everyone on this crazy thread! Be sure, folks, to hide your headphones if you have in-laws coming with out of control grandchildren that tend to  break things. After last years near-disaster, I'm not taking any chances.

Thanks :) Here in the Netherlands we don't celebrate Thanksgiving. But I'll be sure to enjoy my pizza tonight :p

 

Yes, hide your precious gear! What did they break last year?

post #2587 of 18444
Thread Starter 

Happy thanksgiving everybody!!

post #2588 of 18444
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post

Thanks :) Here in the Netherlands we don't celebrate Thanksgiving. But I'll be sure to enjoy my pizza tonight :p

 

Yes, hide your precious gear! What did they break last year?


Nothing broken thank goodness! But at some point during the festivities, I entered my study to discover my Hd800 box open, the headphones missing! In a panic, I rushed out into the backyard, where everyone was gathered, to see my nephew--a 9 year old crazy kid with wild hair and even wilder eyes--marching through the wet grass like a demented soldier, my headphones on his head, and the cord trailing behind him like some long serpentine tail. My in-laws just thought this was hilarious and kept cheering the little demented solider as he fought off invisible enemies. I had to somehow rescue those headphones without coming off like an evil uncle,but there was no other way: so I just unceremoniously snatched them off his head while everyone looked at me with reproachful eyes. I, of course, said, "Sorry, so sorry," and would have justified my behavior by revealing just how much I had spent on those headphones, but I knew they would be aghast if they ever discovered the truth on that score. So I just departed, mumbling to myself. Everything was a little uneasy after that. This year, I plan to avoid such a episode.  

post #2589 of 18444
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Originally Posted by Madmollusk View Post


Nothing broken thank goodness! But at some point during the festivities, I entered my study to discover my Hd800 box open, the headphones missing! In a panic, I rushed out into the backyard, where everyone was gathered, to see my nephew--a 9 year old crazy kid with wild hair and even wilder eyes--marching through the wet grass like a demented soldier, my headphones on his head, and the cord trailing behind him like some long serpentine tail. My in-laws just thought this was hilarious and kept cheering the little demented solider as he fought off invisible enemies. I had to somehow rescue those headphones without coming off like an evil uncle,but there was no other way: so I just unceremoniously snatched them off his head while everyone looked at me with reproachful eyes. I, of course, said, "Sorry, so sorry," and would have justified my behavior by revealing just how much I had spent on those headphones, but I knew they would be aghast if they ever discovered the truth on that score. So I just departed, mumbling to myself. Everything was a little uneasy after that. This year, I plan to avoid such a episode.  

Oh man, that's painful! But they actually went into your study and took your headphones out of the box? 
They should learn that kid some manners, seriously.

 

So I guess you put your valuables in a safe this time?

post #2590 of 18444
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post

Oh man, that's painful! But they actually went into your study and took your headphones out of the box? 
They should learn that kid some manners, seriously.

 

So I guess you put your valuables in a safe this time?


I don't have a safe, but a locked closet should reasonably safeguard my toys this year.  

post #2591 of 18444
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Originally Posted by Madmollusk View Post


Nothing broken thank goodness! But at some point during the festivities, I entered my study to discover my Hd800 box open, the headphones missing! In a panic, I rushed out into the backyard, where everyone was gathered, to see my nephew--a 9 year old crazy kid with wild hair and even wilder eyes--marching through the wet grass like a demented soldier, my headphones on his head, and the cord trailing behind him like some long serpentine tail. My in-laws just thought this was hilarious and kept cheering the little demented solider as he fought off invisible enemies. I had to somehow rescue those headphones without coming off like an evil uncle,but there was no other way: so I just unceremoniously snatched them off his head while everyone looked at me with reproachful eyes. I, of course, said, "Sorry, so sorry," and would have justified my behavior by revealing just how much I had spent on those headphones, but I knew they would be aghast if they ever discovered the truth on that score. So I just departed, mumbling to myself. Everything was a little uneasy after that. This year, I plan to avoid such a episode.  


A good story, thanks for sharing.smile.gif

post #2592 of 18444

Am I the only one getting this squeaking noise?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di9TrctaMwk

post #2593 of 18444

No you're not, mine do that too. Although the left side doesn't squeak much. I wouldn't worry about it, i never actually need to turn them that far.

post #2594 of 18444

You could apply some oil to the hinges if it bothers you?

post #2595 of 18444

Yeah just buy a bottle of mineral oil from your local pharmacy and use an eyedropper.

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