I make a habit of it each year to only watch Netherlands-Deutschland and cheer for Deutschland, I even acquired a german flag this year and put it on my car lol. Did get some strange reactions driving with a dutch license plate and a german flag, especially when I was driving in Germany ;).
This kind of confirmed for me that burn in a real thing. At least in my ears it is. I always had the impression that headphones tend to change over time but I was never really sure since the theory that brain was burning in made alot of sense too. But this can't be blamed on my brain burning in. I would still be able to atleast hear the distortion. I think it's a combination of the two factors and that, ofcourse, one headphone changes alot while another might barely change.
Even though I'm rather new again to this whole audiophile stuff after years, the Brainwavz B2 are known to not require any 40-hour+ burn-in. Now, while that's true, they definitly changed after a few hours. So, whatever may be the case, I'd say giving any headphone/speaker/IEM a few hours (around 6 will do) when they're fresh out of the package is a plus, which doesn't sound strange.. everything fresh needs to settle a bit.
Damn, indeed.. sounds so good!
Edited by laen - 11/17/12 at 3:30am