Old Headphones, need break-in again?
post-198495
Thread Starter
Post #1 of 3

Mystic

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Aug 31, 2002
Messages
280
Reaction score
17
Joined
Aug 31, 2002
Posts
280
Likes
17
If a headphone has been sitting around for an extended period of time without use, would it benefit from a break-in period?
 
     Share This Post       
post-198518
Post #2 of 3

Duncan

Headphoneus Supremus
Moderator
Joined
Jun 26, 2001
Messages
13,162
Reaction score
1,263
Joined
Jun 26, 2001
Posts
13,162
Likes
1,263
Good question...

Two ways to look at it (and I don't know which one is right)...

A sharp pencil is still a sharp pencil, if its locked up in a cupboard...

Or... that an engine will seize up if not maintained...

I must confess that I fired up my Cyrus speakers this morning, after a period of about 3 months of non-use, and they sounded really thin, and distant for about half an hour... with no bass weight to speak of, but they've filled out nicely now, after about two hours...

So, I guess that the answer to your question is, YES, but for not so long a period as the initial burn in...

Anyone else have anything to add?
 
     Share This Post       
post-198539
Post #3 of 3

JaZZ

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
May 9, 2002
Messages
9,673
Reaction score
1,636
Location
Zürich, Switzerland
Joined
May 9, 2002
Location
Zürich, Switzerland
Posts
9,673
Likes
1,636
Age
70
No, not at the moment... but I'm quite sure that Duncan is right.
 
     Share This Post       

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top