Hey guys this is my first post here but I got a problem and I'd like for you to hear me out.
So the other day I got these: http://www.amazon.com/Crossfade-Over-Ear-Noise-Isolating-Headphone-Gunmetal/dp/B003BYRGKY.
Going through the reviews , I found that a couple of people had mentioned a process known as "burning-in" and that the headphones do not sound particularly great until they are completely burned-in. I researched the concept a bit and found this site: http://www.jlabaudio.com/burn.php which gives a playlist of white noise, pink noise, various frequencies, and also intervals of silence for your headphones to play through and is supposed to help burn them in (more info on the site). So, I played the crossfades at medium volume with the burn in playlist continuously for one night (note that the headphones were silent about half the time because of the intervals of silence- they were not continuously playing sound). This morning I got up and tried the headphones and to my shock, the headphones sounded incredibly disoriented. The headphones could not play some (or actually a lot) of the vocals and other sounds of many of my songs. Now the headphones sound worse than before (the songs played fine before) and I'm not sure whether or not I should continue with this burn-in method. Might it just be that the headphones sound worse because they are in the middle of burning-in? (It looks like burning-in takes several hours, around 100 or more according to other sources). Or should I stop with the burn-in playlist and just play my regular music and hope the sound returns back to normal? After researching more online, I found some claims that burning in, through artificial means (white/pink noise, high/low frequencies), may actually damage the headphones.... anybody have any experience with this kind of stuff??
Thanks for the help ahead of time!!!!