Any new evidence for the existence of a pink elephant orbiting Uranus?
I understood that. Any new evidence for the existence of a pink elephant orbiting Uranus?
I always took this whole "burn-in" thing as baloney. I've been happily using the same headphones for over 3 years now, never noticed a change in their sound. And these are cheap headphones: around 15-20 bucks in the USA, a bit more here because of shipping costs and taxes.Of course, I'm open for evidence on the opposite. Until then, however...
My feelings on the matter are similar to Peter Aczel, founder of the pro science, audio mythology debunking magazine The Audio Critic, which after dismissing audio myth/lie #6, (the burn-in of electronics and cables) as being nothing more than pure B.S., then admits:"Loudspeakers, however, may require a break-in period of a few hours, perhaps even a day or two, before reaching optimum performance. That’s because they are mechanical devices with moving parts under stress that need to settle in. (The same is true of reciprocating engines and firearms.) That doesn’t mean a good loudspeaker won’t “sound good” right out of the box, any more than a new car with 10 miles on it won’t be good to drive." - The 10 Biggest Lies in Audio, Issue #26, Fall 2000, The Audio CriticThere would be many obstacles in attempting to test this properly, as I see it, and I don't know of anyone who has done it with any degree of scientific rigor.
edit: is HA being awfully slow for anyone else? other sites seem fine for me.