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:

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.

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