- Aug 27, 2005
The burn-in definitely work , i believe on it ,
I don't. Or rather, I don't believe that it can take as many hours as people often claim, especially with IEMs.
I often experience differences in listening depending on daytime, mood, energy levels, head position, and many other factors. Headphone fit also plays a huge role.
The same headphone can sound one way in the evening, and sensibly different the morning after.
What changed? Me, and me alone.
So I believe that physical burn-in can actually happen to a limited extent, but "brain burn-in" is neverending and will make you hear things that have nothing to do with the headphone itself.
I think that a week of daily listening is more than enough to make up your mind about a headphone.
I don't want to start a flame or something with this. Just my 2 cents.