100 hours, 80dB
Ya pulled it right out of the air ;) It is what I do, but have no real data to back it up as 'the way'.
Heh, I just listen to them for days on end ignoring all other things in life until I have to go out to get food...well not really, but I just listen to them and break them in as I do. no special process.
Thanks for the replies.
Hmm... this is gonna expose my newbishness but how do I know if I'm doing 80db just using the knob on my amp/dac (NFB11.32)?
That's what I do in general, but for the hifiman he-500s I observed - may be more psychological than real - that there seemed to be a marked, although slight, improvement in sound after a certain point of listening. Just wondering how distinctive this is for the HD 800s.
dB metre. Can get one cheap at eletronics store or even a smart phone app. If nothing else it's important for knowing where on the dial things get loud enough to damage hearing.
Ok, time for me to look this up.
Haven't heard the WA2 but have heard the upper WA22. My list in order of preference although I don't think highly of Woo amp's, they pretty much sound the same one way or another.
1. WA5 (the sound is nowhere near worth the price imo, better options out there that are well regarded)
2. WA22 = WA6SE regardless of balance operation or not it is roughly the same sounding.
3. WA6 = WA3 (modded)