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3 years ago, I got my PC350 and I had to burn it in for ~4 days before it started to sound good. Yesterday I just bought the Shure SRH840 and I was wondering if I have to burn that in too.

Also, what's your favorite way of burn in? I used sine waves and it worked ok.
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Thats new to me. Im a musician and know a bit about speakers and how they work and i dont see what "burning in" a speaker would achieve.

Its pretty common that a speaker will sound better after some use as the magnets become less agressive and produce a smoother sound. But there would be no real need for a program or sound track to do that, just use it and maybe dont turn it up over 50% for a week.
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I use burninwave software and primarily use pink noise. This helped my DT880's bass become more detailed. There were many hours of regular listening/gaming in there as well that helped too.
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I played music through mine overnight and stuffed them in a drawer to muffle the sound.

Mine were very harsh out of the box, but I think that is mostly because they sat in the freezing cold for a few hours before I got home. I can't say I noticed any sound change after a night to burn in and get up to room temperature. I'm pretty skeptical of the whole idea.
    
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Thats new to me. Im a musician and know a bit about speakers and how they work and i dont see what "burning in" a speaker would achieve.

Its pretty common that a speaker will sound better after some use as the magnets become less agressive and produce a smoother sound. But there would be no real need for a program or sound track to do that, just use it and maybe dont turn it up over 50% for a week.

No, it's to do with the elasticity of the diaphragm - many audiophiles agree that, once run for a while, they become more flexible which leads to a less aggressive sound, particularly mids and lows.
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