Just received my second batch (from Aliexpress this time), which arrived much faster than Dasetn btw.
Tried them out directly right out of the box and .. *surprise* .. they sound better than my first batch!
Sound looks a bit more warmer, bass is more present and no more crackling in any of earbud side, highs are no more crazy sibilant and well more controlled. Now, most of my musics are finally listenable! Soundstage looks the same signature (still "Live" but less pronounced) as my first batch, and mediums looks the exact same, which was already at a very good level. There is still a background noise when connected to my E11 (when no music listening), which is also the exact same as my first batch.
I will finally maybe change my mind about these TG-38s. I will report and make final conclusion in 200 hours maximum of burning about this second batch. My first batch has now 120+ hours of burning and sound still badly. So I think I really had a defective one. I hope you guys who will wait for their second batch will get a good one also like me.
Stop burning the first pair and put it away with a few silica gel desiccant packets.
It's your only hope.
Edited by BenF - 6/10/14 at 6:15am