Originally Posted by Randolph Duke
No burn in effect?
I'm sure I read somewhere that these take about 100 hours to settle in.
You're claiming Headphone burn in time is BS?
There is no burn in with these headphones. There is no change in sound one hour in, 20 hours in or 100 hours in. I do believe burn-in is heavily overstated, though it's not even really talked about with these headphones. Almost no reviewers observed a change in sound other than their brains adapting to the sound.
I do not believe headphone burn in time is BS. I believe just about any piece of equipment with moving parts could use a little bit of break-in, but we're talking minutes here right off the assembly line, not hours. Not some mystical point where suddenly they have an entirely different sound. Anyone who tells you that is straight-up lying to you or fooling themselves. Anything over a couple minutes is absolutely bogus, especially with these headphones.
The "burn in" is usually just someone adjusting to the sound.
There is some equipment that may benefit. Tubes in particular could benefit from burn in due to the nature of their construction and operation.