QUESTION REGARDING DAP BURN IN
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I don't want to dive in too much into the controversy of whether or not "Burn In" of source devices or DACs can yield audible differences or not but I'm gonna say I believe that it does makes a difference to my ears personally.

I've always wondered if I could "Burn In" a DAP by just playing files on the device but not plugging the DAP to a audio output device (IEMs, Headphones, Speakers ect.).
Would a burn in still work without using speakers or headphones?
 
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Since you believe in burn-in, not playing anything into a headphones, you are not using the amp section of DAP. It is important to "burn-in" this section as those components do the heavy lifting for the DAP.

I personally don't believe in this type of burn-in and think it is much more important to let your brain get accustomed to new sounds that worry about burn-in.

This has been measured time and time again with little or no evidence of mechanical or electrical burn-in. Not trying to rag on you at all, but you should rest assured that listening to your device is far more important than letting it burn-in. How else would you know that it has changed, especially if you are not measuring it at time =0 and then time = later?
 
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Since you believe in burn-in, not playing anything into a headphones, you are not using the amp section of DAP. It is important to "burn-in" this section as those components do the heavy lifting for the DAP.

I personally don't believe in this type of burn-in and think it is much more important to let your brain get accustomed to new sounds that worry about burn-in.

This has been measured time and time again with little or no evidence of mechanical or electrical burn-in. Not trying to rag on you at all, but you should rest assured that listening to your device is far more important than letting it burn-in. How else would you know that it has changed, especially if you are not measuring it at time =0 and then time = later?
Thank you so much, I've got my answer.
In my experience I have noticed definite changes in soundstage and smoothness on my other DAPs, it may be subtle differences but to my ears it does make a difference. I will leave it at that however.

Thanks again!
 
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