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UPS just dropped off my SRH840s. O boy can I tell they need to be burned in.

I'm at about 30 hours burn in and they are definitely getting better.
    
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I'm at about 30 hours burn in and they are definitely getting better.
I could tell after 1 hour they started to get better. When I first plugged them in I was disappointed but now I'm loving them.
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I could tell after 1 hour they started to get better. When I first plugged them in I was disappointed but now I'm loving them.
I think that's more placebo than burn in. I'm not calling you a liar or anything, not a negative thing, just new headphones take a while to get used to. IMO one of the biggest factors is getting used to the new sound. Once your ears have adjusted to the new sound signature you start hearing things you never heard before, and you can make a lot more sense of what you're hearing.

Any burn-in I've experienced has been minimal. I think the only way you can honestly tell is if you burn them in without wearing them. You'd have to listen to them before and after. Any changes I've heard after burn in have been pretty small tbh. Ironically the biggest change I heard was with some altec lansing uhp336 which had balanced armature drivers which aren't supposed to need burn in.

Slightly off topic I know. Just my $.02 on burn-in.
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I think that's more placebo than burn in. I'm not calling you a liar or anything, not a negative thing, just new headphones take a while to get used to. IMO one of the biggest factors is getting used to the new sound. Once your ears have adjusted to the new sound signature you start hearing things you never heard before, and you can make a lot more sense of what you're hearing.

Any burn-in I've experienced has been minimal. I think the only way you can honestly tell is if you burn them in without wearing them. You'd have to listen to them before and after. Any changes I've heard after burn in have been pretty small tbh. Ironically the biggest change I heard was with some altec lansing uhp336 which had balanced armature drivers which aren't supposed to need burn in.

Slightly off topic I know. Just my $.02 on burn-in.

I left them on most of the afternoon and all night without wearing them. The bass is a lot less muddy now. It simply has more definition and no longer overpowers the mids.

I also listened to them on my iPod for first time since I got them. I tried them out on the way back from the store and I figured I was going to need an amp, because it was nothing but treble. Parts of it sounded great, but you still got that dollar store headphone feeling. I can safely say that 2 days later its completely gone, and you probably don't need an amp on an iPod Touch.

wire's is probably a placebo, but there is a noticeable difference from burn in.
    
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I have decided that $50 is about the messiest price range to buy headphones in. Just wanted to share that.
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I have decided that $50 is about the messiest price range to buy headphones in. Just wanted to share that.


All the more reason to spend $200 on a good set of headphones

Between my HD 201s and Kramer's Modded Marshmallows I think I pretty much have the <$100 range covered, at only $20 a piece.
    
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Plz add my JVC HA-RX700s beside my name...

*drools incessantly* AUGH SO COMFY
    
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HI guys I just bought my first "real" set of phones(HD201) and was wondering how you break them in.
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HI guys I just bought my first "real" set of phones(HD201) and was wondering how you break them in.
Play music through them.

That's it... some people think that you should do bass heavy music, or music that covers lots of ranges, but there's been no proof which is best.

At around 100 hours they should be done, and will be sounding better.

Anyway guys, I've got a pair of headphones, but I know nothing about them, and HeadFi doesn't deliver. Technics RP-DH1200 - anyone used them?

Edit: There's a good burn-in FAQ here.
    
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Thanks man! +rep
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