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would it be more efficient to have a lot of stuff playing at the same time, like pink noise, trance music, r&b, rock, rap, pop? instead of having one thing playing at a time.
 
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I believe using pink/white noise covers most of the audio spectrum and according to a break in guide of the cables I recently bought, it says that pink/white noise "carries 95% of the signal necessary for ultimate cable performance"... So far, burning in with a white/pink noise cd (half cd is white other half is pink) has worked well for me... The cables are improving faster than I usually anticipate for a copper IC, and the day to day is more dramatic than what I am use to as well (I am only doing about 10-12 hours of white/pink a day too).
 
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what the mug??






oh and pink noise is best. white doesnt cover whole spectrum
 
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Pardon my ignorance, but what is white and pink noise? Can I download white and pink tracks to burn to a CD to use or do I need to purchase them somewhere?

Also, while I'm at it: Is there a place I can download a 20Hz-20KHz sine sweep?

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White noise is a constantly varying barrage of all audible frequencies at various amplitudes. Pink noise is all audible frequency noise, but is at the same amplitude at each octave.

A good investment would be an audio test disc, indispensible for setting up systems and troubleshooting problems. Also quite useful for burning stuff in!

I personally don't think it is necessary to run sweeps or any particular kind of noise to break-in headphones, though these tracks may be useful for cables. Since you didn't specify what you are burning in, I will simply say that any bass heavy music will be fine for burning in headphones.
 
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ohhhh, someone told me that white noise was 400hz up
 
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Just out of curiosity, would it be better to just download this 10 second pink noise wav clip from here and just loop the 10 seconds for 80 minutes with a sound editing program (GoldWave, SoundForge, CoolEdit, etc) and use that instead of spending $20 and buying this ?
Would it be as effective? If so then I'll have to make room for a temporary 700mb wav file


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Or you could always set the 10 second file to repeat. :p

 
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Pink noise may be attractive from a theoretical viewpoint, but I would use FM radio for a continuously varying complex waveform. If you're going to teach it tricks - teach it ones worth knowing.
 
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