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Dumb question: what's the most effective way to "burn in" new headphones?
I just let it play music for a certain number of hours. Most headphones I would say it's about 100 or so.
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post #9572 of 37672
I would just burn them in naturally; you can mess up some headphones if you leave them playing for extended periods of time. Grado's, for example, will get jacked up if you try to burn them in by playing them for several hours at a time. They need to burn in slowly. My Denon's on the other hand were fine to burn in that way.... Go figure? 0_o
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OK, cheers. I think I'll just use them as normal.
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post #9574 of 37672
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Originally Posted by parityboy View Post
Dumb question: what's the most effective way to "burn in" new headphones?
i used this for my m50s

http://www.burninwave.com/

but yea music works.
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If someone could recommend some headphones to me, I'd be very grateful. I've lurked this forum many times. Came across it again on my search for headphones, figured I'd seek some advice.

I'm leaning toward some Sennheiser HD555's since I've heard great things about them and they're only like $85 on Amazon. Anyhow, I found this nice list on the headphone guide here, so I'll use it.

How much are you willing to spend?
I'd prefer no more than $120ish

How important is comfort to you?
Decently. I'd like to be able to wear them all day if I feel so inclined. Ear mashing headphones bug the heck out of me.

Will these be used more for gaming, or music? What's the percentage?
Almost exclusively gaming. I'll be using these for the PC and 360, mostly for FPS and RPGs. I play games like Bad Company, Borderlands, CoD, Crysis, Eternal Sonata, Fable, Fallout, Gears of War, Halo, Prototype, X3, etc.

Do you absolutely require the microphone to be attached?
No, I don't want a mic. I'm planning on rigging a 360 mic for the few times I do play online.

Do you have a proper sound card/DAC?
Yes. Although would it be to my benefit to get a headphone amp for use on my 360? If so, any recommendations? I'm thinking it might be better to hook up via optic to an amp instead of the headphone jack on my tv.

What kind of music do you listen to?
All sorts. I guess mostly hard rock and symphonic metal. But again, I probably won't be using these for music. Think RPGs I guess.

Do you prefer open backed, or closed backed headphones?
I'm thinking open backed, better dimensionality and all, right?

So yeah, based on that, any other headphone suggestions I should be aware of?
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post #9576 of 37672
ad700's for you. soundstage for gaming + comfort. idk how those headphones would work on a gaming soundcard.
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post #9577 of 37672
Audio Technica AD700.
post #9578 of 37672
at a budget of $120, you'll be good with either the HD555 or the AD700, with either of them you wont need a headphone amp as it really wont make a difference (in my opinion)
comfort wise i think the AD700's are better then the HD555
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Awesome, thanks for the replies! Looks like the AD700 is a clear winner over the HD555, lighter, broader frequency range. Now to just get over how funny they look....
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HD555s are a little tight on the head, but, eventually they'll break in!
    
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