Earbuds Round-Up
May 7, 2021 at 7:01 PM Post #53,851 of 58,130

rkw

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I really don't want to open this can of worms but I always wondered: if burn-in is real
Haha, I specifically mentioned burn-in to preempt being asked whether I'd done it :o2smile:. I'm ambivalent about whether it is a real thing, but in fact I did burn-in for many many hours to eliminate the possibility that it might make the difference between keeping the EM5 or not.
 
May 7, 2021 at 7:06 PM Post #53,852 of 58,130

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When I'm in desperate situations, I don't belittle placebo effects. Whether it's for some chronic physical pain, or sound signature purposes. I'm open to alternative medecine and alternative modding (burn-in).
Let reality decide instead of the concept.
 
May 7, 2021 at 7:19 PM Post #53,853 of 58,130

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There are 2 camps when it comes to burn in.

1. Physical burn-in, this is what most people/brands want you to believe in. AKA, "real" burn in and you wont need to burn it in again later. (maybe you noticed how some brands are claiming you need 100-200 hours of burn-in. Its more like a way for you to run out of warranty time to return it if you dont like it lol.)

2. Brain burn-in, AKA getting used to the sound of the particular transducer and IMO is what is really happening when people claim stuff needs to burn in.

I definitely believe in brain burn in (happens to me every time I listen to new gear).. But I also believe in physical burn in for some gear. My Nighthawks seemed a bit boomy in the bass to me at times when I first got them, so I switched to different pads that noticabely and instantly changed the sound (no brain burn in required to notice the difference). I listened to them for quite a while with the alternate pads (ie hundreds of hours) and then decided to try out the original pads again. The boomy bassiness was now gone with the original pads. That made me a "physical burn in exists for some gear" believer. I'm not sure I've noticied is so much with earbuds though.
 
May 7, 2021 at 7:27 PM Post #53,854 of 58,130

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I definitely believe in brain burn in (happens to me every time I listen to new gear).. But I also believe in physical burn in for some gear. My Nighthawks seemed a bit boomy in the bass to me at times when I first got them, so I switched to different pads that noticabely and instantly changed the sound (no brain burn in required to notice the difference). I listened to them for quite a while with the alternate pads (ie hundreds of hours) and then decided to try out the original pads again. The boomy bassiness was now gone with the original pads. That made me a "physical burn in exists for some gear" believer. I'm not sure I've noticied is so much with earbuds though.
IMO, thats because you got accustomed to the slower/looser bass on it so when you went back, it wasnt as slow/loos as you remember (then again, our audio memory is extremely short anyway...).
 
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FAAEAL just released a new model of Iris called Ancestor.

https://a.aliexpress.com/_mNBkeD7

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May 7, 2021 at 11:11 PM Post #53,858 of 58,130

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I got some earbuds on the way: Sennheiser MX375, VE Monk Lite, and also the VE Zen 2.0. I’m looking forward to seeing which I prefer (better be the Zen, lol). I haven’t focused much on earbuds really, currently using the Monks for casual listening and lightweight comfort watching youtube videos.
 
May 8, 2021 at 12:12 AM Post #53,859 of 58,130

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Anyone still have the Yinman 150? It's available on Shopee for roughly 8.40 USD after coins and vouchers.

What's the sound signature? How about technicalities?

I'll be driving it with the Earstudio HUD100 MK2.

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May 8, 2021 at 3:46 AM Post #53,860 of 58,130

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Anyone still have the Yinman 150? It's available on Shopee for roughly 8.40 USD after coins and vouchers.

What's the sound signature? How about technicalities?

I'll be driving it with the Earstudio HUD100 MK2.

Nevermind this. Can't stop myself to buy my first high impedance buds 🤣

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YINMAN 150 for 7 USD.
 
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What a blast from the past! The original was released c2016 @ 18Ω. Wonder how different Cygnus II will sound now using a 32Ω driver? :thinking:
Probably 14Ω better :wink:
Joke aside, all Shozy models with PK shells will always look beautiful, regardless of age
 
May 8, 2021 at 8:40 AM Post #53,865 of 58,130

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fully oxidized cable looks pretty good though, if you like green:grin:
 

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