Originally Posted by CDLehner
But I agree; anyone who's listening
during that time...has a far more likely chance, that their ears
are changing than their speakers. I usually take a quick listen...as I'm human; then just run different program material...give it some decent volume when I can (to me, it's like stretching before a workout; you don't want to push too hard too fast...but you need to get the "muscles" moving), and let things run for a certain number of hours before I'll sit down to do any critical
listening. To me...about a week, or 5-7 x ~20 hours a day, ought to be enough for just about any speaker.
I'm currently breaking in a pair of new subwoofer drivers having some low volume new age music being played through them. A couple of days ago it was 80's rock and the next day it was 50's/60's, Golden Oldies. I'm in the office and the speaker system (subwoofers) is in the living room. Yesterday I ran some Bach through them: "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor for Organ" and let it rip. Then turned the volume back down and called it good as the system went back to background music duty. Today, it's doing background music duty and then the first American football playoff game. Later, I want to run a Sammy Hagar piece, "Mas Tequila," through the system and then turn the volume back down. Yes, the bass has improved. This is not simply some placebo affect. I have excellent bass listening capabilities, my wife has excellent treble abilities. Between us both we have a rocking good time.
Not everything is pseudo or placebo but saying so, my opinion, sure sounds good to those who haven't taken the time to personally explore this issue.