Originally Posted by DAnMaN15726
Every time i get new headphones, the first song i listen to in them is terrifying!
I speculate on why i even spent this amount of money in the first place.
But then, after about 20-30 minutes of listening to them, or maybe a day or in rare cases, a week, they sound..amazing and/or much better than the first time.
Is this what y'all refer to as burn-in time? Has this ever happened to y'all?
Care to mention which headphones you are referring to?
But yes, you have demonstrated that the phenomenon of burn-in is a very real psychological process.
I experience the same with koss dj100's. For the first minute or two, I'm disappointed by the sound quality. After a couple of minutes, I just start to forget about the headphones and just really start to dig the music. It seems like details start to stand out a bit more.
Now, if the headphones are absolute crapola, this does not happen. I guess they sound so bad, they don't make it past the two minute mark.