Hello! It’s true, the 1000X M2 did just come out…but we won’t really know if it has the cracking issue for a few months yet. It took thousands of people using them for a few months before the issue was apparent in the first release. So I’m approaching the new one with a good bit of skepticism!
I don’t personally believe in headphone burn-in. It’s a very hard thing to quantifiably measure. I do believe in brain burn-in. Our minds have an incredible capacity to adjust to sound signatures in headphones. I believe that what people experience through the burn-in process is really just emotional expectation combined with brain burn-in.
So I personally wouldn’t waste the time burning in the Beyers, and I’d just start using them! After about a week your brain should adjust. If you’d like more reading on the topic, this is a good place to start:
Please Stop 'Burning In' Your Earphones
OK, audiophiles: real talk. Earphone makers seem to be either too polite or scared to say anything. And the people in…
Now, It certainly doesn’t hurt anything if you decide to burn in your headphones, but I don’t do it myself. I listen to them for several days to let my brain adjust, and that’s it! But you can do as you’d like. :)
You’re welcome for the help! Thanks for reading and have fun with the DT’s.