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So I just bought these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826265064

I needed a dirty cheap gaming headset to replace my really dirty cheap sort of headset thingy, because it became a work head set lol

My questions are:

1. Do I need to break in these headphones? I've heard of people turning the volume way way up for hours and hours to burn them in.

2. If I do need to, what is the standard procedure? How many hours and how loud?

any advice is appreciated biggrin.gif
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I never burn in with volume turned all the way up. Maybe a bit more than my usual listening levels but never to the point where it's unbearable.

I typically don't burn-in though. I just listen to my headphones.
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ok cool i was just curious, lots of people have mentioned it
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No disrespect to your purchase but burning in is considered something only really relevant to cans made with high quality components that can have that new "resistance" to them. As lovely as your Plantronics set are I doubt they are made with such components.
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ok cool, well like I said I know they were cheap, needed them fast and didn't have much cash, but I just wondered if it would help or not.
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A speaker or headphone will "burn in" after a few hours of you using it to listen to music, play games, etc. you don't need to do anything special to it.

There's a lot of debating in the audio community about whether or not burn in exists and whether or not you can hear the difference. Some companies say it does not exist and other say their speakers need 200 hours (not a joke) before they sound their best...
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Originally Posted by Remonster View Post

A speaker or headphone will "burn in" after a few hours of you using it to listen to music, play games, etc. you don't need to do anything special to it.
There's a lot of debating in the audio community about whether or not burn in exists and whether or not you can hear the difference. Some companies say it does not exist and other say their speakers need 200 hours (not a joke) before they sound their best...

o wow, well there ya go. thanks for the info mate.
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