On the other hand, some speakers very definitely changed after 100 hours or more of use.
My current speakers did not seem to develop their full low-frequency performance until they had something between 50 and 100 hours on them.
Of course it is. If they tell you that you have to break them in, this means that you will not return them right away, but will keep them for a while. That way, you have time to get used to them, and decide that you like them. If they don't claim that there is break-in, then many people would make a snap judgement without giving them a proper audition, and so they would get more returns.
Notice, the truth is irrelevant to this strategy, and so a manufacturer is strongly motivated to tell you that the speaker needs break-in, regardless of what they know to be true about their speakers. When someone has a strong motive to say one thing, there is generally little reason to believe them when they say it. Very few people will let a little thing like the truth get in the way of them getting an income to feed their children.
That is not what he is saying. He is saying you will have a greater chance of growing to like them if you keep them for a while. That does not mean that you will necessarily grow to like them.
Yes, the fact that it is always for the better indicates that it is not a real change in the speaker at all. If it were, it could just as easily change for the worse. This is a pretty strong reason to suppose that the reality is that the person is simply getting used to the sound, not that the sound is actually changing.
You should be more careful with your jesting. Someone might take it seriously.
I have a question... I recently got Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 (the old model I know) I tested the speakers against Boston Acoustics A26 and Monitor Audio BX2 and the Wharfedale I liked the most (tested in store on my personal Yamaha that I brought to the store with me.. the Bostons was great on a Marantz.. not on my Yamaha AVR tho lol).
My question is... the guy at the store says he is running bookshelf speakers in the store.. the bostons already had 100 hours on `em.. the Wharfedale that i got had not more than 20-30.. I have listend to the speakers from low to medium volume (more low.. last night I kept em running at -42 db) so they already have more than 40-50 hours running.. can I try to play the speakers loud?... like -10 db? my yamaha is rated at 70W per channel at 6 ohms.. so my question is how loud can someone listen to speakers while they are still in break in perion (i do believe in it.. i mean it is good to star a little gentle with new speakers)
Interesting I believe I have been told or read somewhere that it is not good to play speakers loud in the first 30-40 hours at least, on the other hand the subwoofer in my car got blasted right out of the box (on top of that it is overpowerd) , it was a long time ago I have never heard of "brake in" and the woofer is still working great, never distorted too.... Kicker lol but for the price is great
Thank you I`ll read the article! And I see your point about... maybe I`m taking brake in too serious lol. Thank you again!