1. k1fox's Avatar
    Hey guys. I just bought a new pair of sony earphones to rival the great sound that I get with the 7 year old one I have been using. However, I am very disappointed - it sounds very flat and lackluster. Why is this the case? It even sounds worse than the one I got with the phone.
    04-21-12 02:08 PM
  2. RoseBud68's Avatar
    Sound like a faulty set. May want to replace them.
    04-21-12 03:03 PM
  3. albee 1's Avatar
    Real audiophile headphones require a "burn in" period. This is where you plug them in and let them run for sometimes up to 80 hours. I know I bought a high end pair of Klipsch headphones that came with burn in instructions and sounded really lifeless at first. Until I let them run non stop for about 3 days at 3/4 volume plugged into an ipod of the gf's. The instructions suggested an 80-120 hour burn in. Now they have really deep bass and crisp highs. Hope this helps.
    Last edited by albee 1; 04-21-12 at 07:02 PM.
    04-21-12 05:54 PM
  4. k1fox's Avatar
    Oh I didn't know about 'burning in'. Anyway I got them returned already. Thanks for your help though.
    04-21-12 09:54 PM