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Does everyone here believe in burn in?

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Seems like bs to me

post #2 of 48

The good thing about burn-in is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson
 

post #3 of 48

This needs to go the the Sound Science forum.

 

And, yes burn in is real.

post #4 of 48

it probably is true. Just not as significant as what the internet says it to be

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If the physical burn-in doesn't exist, your ears still have to get used to a headphone so psychological burn-in occurs. I've just learned to accept that over time I will enjoy a headphone more (to an extent).

post #6 of 48
I'm a believer, but some headphones change more than others with burn-in, and it's not as significant as most make it out to be
post #7 of 48
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Originally Posted by ToddTheMetalGod View Post

If the physical burn-in doesn't exist, your ears still have to get used to a headphone so psychological burn-in occurs. I've just learned to accept that over time I will enjoy a headphone more (to an extent).


while it pains me to admit it, this is just about what i believe. id like to make a broad statement saying burn in is a fairytale and that its just a load of nonsense. but to be entirely honest, when i got my dtx 101s, i was appalled by their lack of bass. yet, i persisted, and gave them a good fair chance, and just the other day, i caught myself admiring how bassy they are!

 

i doubt very much any physical burn in effects occur, but "psychological burn in", i.e, getting used to your new headphones sound signature, i have found can make a difference. 

 

all of this is all entirely in my very humble opinion. of course.

post #8 of 48

IMO burn-in is as real as the huge improvement in sound achieved by that $300 replacement headphone cable. Zero. The change is in your head, not your gear.

post #9 of 48

Some burn in inevitably exists. It's just common sense. 

 

With dynamic drivers, you have moving parts built out of properties and materials that change under different conditions. 

 

With amps and DACS, less so. It's possible you can have some settling of electronic components as current is applied to them. 

 

Cables? That's just silly in my opinion. I do believe a better cable can make a slight difference. If you're making more space available for the current to run, the better the result. The material used results in impedance changes. Though slight. 

 

But burn in on cables? Seems ridiculous to me. 

post #10 of 48

No I dont believe in it. If something does happen, its just people getting used to their headphones

post #11 of 48
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Does everyone here believe in burn in?

No, everybody here does not believe in burn-in.

 

Does burn-in exist? is altogether another question.

 

 

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No I dont believe in it. If something does happen, its just people getting used to their headphones

This totally negates the effect of headphone operation and component ageing just on someone's belief to the contrary.

post #12 of 48
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Originally Posted by misterblack View Post

The good thing about burn-in is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson
 

LOL

That's some fantastic doublespeak. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post


LOL

That's some fantastic doublespeak. biggrin.gif

 

biggrin.gif Thank you, I was hoping someone would catch that.
 

post #14 of 48

I believe it exists, but not everyone has good enough ears to notice the difference.

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I've always been a skeptic this way, but I did hear it for myself with my JVC HA-S500 headphones.  But I do not believe that solid state electronics or cables are affected.

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