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Hey OCN,

I am actually pretty new to the whole realm of Hi-fi music and stuff. I bought a pair of ATH-A900's to start. I have read that burn-in's are highly recommended, and I have seen that just about everything under the sun is recommended. I have noticed that out of the box the bass on the headphones is pretty lacking, and the highs are very high.

Any recommendations on the time, type, volume, breaks, tracks, or anything else that I should use for a burn-in?

I am asking this for two reasons: I trust you guys here and there are not too many burn-in threads or posts in the last few years, and headphones may have changed.

Keep in mind I am completely new at this type of stuff, so ALL help is welcome
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I use a few days of pink noise at moderate volume to burn in my headphones so far it worked great
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I use a few days of pink noise at moderate volume to burn in my headphones so far it worked great
Did you continually run "pink noise" on them or did you take breaks? I use my headphones a lot, and it would be a hassle to keep them playing for a few days. Does it need to be continuous?

Also, where do you get the "pink noise" track?

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Did you continually run "pink noise" on them or did you take breaks? I use my headphones a lot, and it would be a hassle to keep them playing for a few days. Does it need to be continuous?

Also, where do you get the "pink noise" track?

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With my AKGs I used it continiously on loop for 4 days but my with my other phones I just looped the noise when I wasn't using them (kept them in a drawer under a pillow )

I downloaded the pink noise from this site

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With my AKGs I used it continiously on loop for 4 days but my with my other phones I just looped the noise when I wasn't using them (kept them in a drawer under a pillow )

I downloaded the pink noise from this site

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Awesome. Thanks a ton for the help. Does the pink noise include the bass that some people recommend with it, or is that not really needed?

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Just playing music through your cans will burn them in. It will flex the drivers out, allowing them to move properly and to their fullest potential.
    
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Just playing music through your cans will burn them in. It will flex the drivers out, allowing them to move properly and to their fullest potential.
A lot of the reviews for the A900's say that it takes almost 100 hours of use to do it normally, some even say up to 300. Would doing this really speed it up, because is so, then I would definitely do it.

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Awesome. Thanks a ton for the help. Does the pink noise include the bass that some people recommend with it, or is that not really needed?

Thanks again
AFAIK it has a broad range of frequencies so it should help with bass too... I guess it would be the best for you to just use the phones when you need them and loop the noise when you don't. That way you'll have the maxumum burn in time and still enjoy your new phones
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AFAIK it has a broad range of frequencies so it should help with bass too... I guess it would be the best for you to just use the phones when you need them and loop the noise when you don't. That way you'll have the maxumum burn in time and still enjoy your new phones
Sounds good. I think I will do that then.

If other people have recommendations, please post as well I want to get as much info as possible
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post #10 of 28
Just download Burn in Wave Generator.
http://www.burninwave.com/


If you ARE going to burn in your headset and not just break them in during regular use it IS recommended you have breaks every so often. BIWG is configured for this.


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EDIT: Your headset is only half of the equation to Great Quality Audio. You need to invest into a quality souncard as well. There are plenty of threads of what card to pick up according to your requirements.
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