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I just got the HD555's and so far they seem really nice. The only downfall it seems so far is that if the volume and bass are high, they tend to crack a little. Do they require any kind of burn in time? I'm new to all this audiophile stuff
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I have the hd555's not sure by what you mean when you say crack, how high is the volume by the way? They shouldn't be cracking at listenable volumes unless you've been adjusting an equalizer or something of that sort. Mine only crack when I use them as speakers, which you shouldn't do by the way. As for burn in time, try 48 hours just to get out all the kinks and such. But really it shouldn't be cracking, unless you have a defective unit or the music file is horrible.
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I always do a 90 hour burn in with Senns.
Either way they should not be crackling at all.
there is such a thing as too much bass btw
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I burn in all my headphones with 48hrs of pink noise @ slightly above listening levels...

but you can also just listen to music on them and burn in on the fly, you'll start to notice a difference once you get into the 100s of hours on them.
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I just got the HD555's and so far they seem really nice. The only downfall it seems so far is that if the volume and bass are high, they tend to crack a little. Do they require any kind of burn in time? I'm new to all this audiophile stuff
Volume and bass high all i have to say is

Crackling is more due to bad quality music eg 128kbps mp3s

Bad quality Music is very evident in the bass department.
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i cant stand 128kbps, hence i dont use itunes store. sounds horrible.
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