Originally Posted by muad
I just got a new pair today and they sound awesome, weird thing though was when I first started to play music through them they sounded funny. Almost like some frequencies were more elevated than others. Some instruments sounded odd like they were hald there. Anyways a few hours of continuous playing and they sound much more balanced. Im thinking these headphones are not QC'd at the factory? Its like the drivers were being used for the first time ever... No it wasn't brain burn in, I just left and came back and they were better. Either way another satisfied customer
yea headphones are like that, and honestly. I think of Burn like a supersiticious pesudo sceince ritual, is there objective proof... maybe maybe not, does it work. For me and for this guy it sure does
the final opinion. NEVER assume a head phone will sound the same after the first day of use. My Beyer Dt 880 and 990s both took about a week to get a solid ground on their sound sigs. And after about 6 months each finished their final tightening of sound.
I will say as for the Ath a900x, honestly the mids are a touch recessed for me, but in all honesty the sound signiture is still very balanced, And the mids have actually a nice attack to them, something some cans don't always have. Meaning if you pair these with a nice Hybrid Tube, they will sound amazing. My Hybrid Tube is still in transit so I only have my solid state to try, but for $300 any AudioPhile newb can get
$100 Can Ath A900x
Schiit Magni-Dac $100
Little Dot 1+ [used] Around $100
Giving you an awesome start into this hobby! These cans have a nice treble to them [a little better than my Akg K550 to be honest] A good balanced bass, a good mix of Tightness, depth and full body. Nice sound stage, and those nice high energy mids.
So again for $100 these can's really work well with an intro budget! And as for Hybrid Tubes, you can get something other than the Little Dot 1+, just so long as the Tube has a Low Gain! [under 10, around 5 or 0 for the best effect]