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Topic # 124609 14-Jul-2013 02:39
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I've had a set of these for about 4 years now, but the right speaker recently stopped working.

I bought a replacement set today but my issue now is that the new ones don't sound anything like the old set. The high's and low's are strong but the whole mid range sounds quite muffled.

Will this change over time?  I've seen people talking online about a burn-in period, but I'm not sure if that will do the trick.

Advice is appreciated, thanks.

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  Reply # 856174 15-Jul-2013 23:05
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It is the cheapest Sennheisers on the market, they will not be the best. There is also no guarantee of performance, which changes with e.g. difference in grade of steel out of China (which got really bad over the last few years).

Any burn-in period people talk of is usually their ears getting used to the sound, there is little to burn-in other than psychological. Speakers are different, they have large rubber surrounds that need to soften to allow the cone to have large, even travel.

I use the same model for live sound engineering and my hearing has a flat frequency response (except a null around 6.5kHz like everyone). They are good for budget earphones. A friend has $4000 custom made in-ears which sounds phenomenal and comes with a calibration certificate. You need to pick something sensible between the extremes.

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