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"Burning-In" your earbuds

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I just recently heard of this concept and I wanted to know if it is worth doing. Just got some $25 Jbuds earbuds and I want them to have the best sound quality possible.

How long should I do this for, and is it worth doing?
post #2 of 4
Most of it is just you getting used to the sound signature. If you want though, just leave them playing overnight hooked up to PC at normal listening volumes.
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http://www.burninwave.com/

Try the Pink Noise for a night or two.

TBH though on a inexpensive pair of IEMs you probably wont notice much of a difference because of the lack of what you can already hear to begin with. I know with my everyday beater jvc marshmellows, even modded, "burning-in" did nothing.

As crazy9000 said, alot of burning in is really just adjusting to the sound signature of the drivers, if you were not listen to another set every day for 1 month or two and went back to them your almost gonna be right back where you started.

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It seems like you are under the impression that it's something you have to do separately from general listening in order to get the best sound. While I won't debate the validity of burn in itself here, it should not matter what type of sound you're playing. Just listen to them, enjoy them and the process will take care of itself. Chances of you hearing an actual difference in sound (not psychoacoustics), is very small.
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