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What's Your Favorite Break-in Song?

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Want to know what song(s) you guys listen to when breaking in new headphones. Or in other words, what song is your absolute go-to when you get those new cans, IEMs or headphones? I'm just getting into higher-end gear myself so I'd love some recommendations. That, and branching out with music is always good. Spotify Playlist of all the suggested songs:
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🎧 Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/user/duncanhc/playlist/1yfaZ6CYaGHk8NB8QP0BkT?si=KZ9eVYyOS1y_SkJG0Qwheg

It's a collaborative playlist so feel free to add your tracks to the list.
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Bedlam-Inside
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Sep 1, 2021
Lujon- Henry Mancini is my favorite one to test new phones with. Love the strings and stereo field.
danpan
9
Aug 17, 2021
Transfered the playlist to tidal, for those that prefer: https://listen.tidal.com/playlist/8f2ea4ac-d3a1-4993-a971-06a8ace7926a
Evshrug
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Aug 17, 2021
If you don’t mind me asking; how did you do it? Manually? I have to sync playlists across Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music, and any tools to assist would be wonderful!
danpan
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Aug 17, 2021
tunemymusic.com
danpan
9
Aug 17, 2021
I like a wide variety: Skinny Living - Only I Droeloe - Wake the Warrior Dominique Fils-Aime - Birds Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - Flight of the Cosmic Hippo Ludovico Einaudi - Twice (Reimagined by Mercan Dede) Luca Stricagnoli - Last of the Mohicans All have good range, imaging and high quality mastering.
danpan
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Aug 17, 2021
How could I forget Moondog- Birds Lament Yosi Horikawa - Letter (one of my favorites to test a systems soundstage and imaging)
Bufu12388
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Jun 28, 2021
Obviously Mark Knight-Yebisah...
RealSimShady
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May 4, 2021
Hells Kitchen - Dream Theater. if you give this a shot, let me know how ya like it, good luck on your journey into this amazing hobby.
mbw1
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Apr 22, 2021
far corporation's stairway to heaven, not zep version, but that's great too, rush the necromancer of caress of steel and kid gloves of grace under pressure, sniff n the tears driver's seat, fm the black noise album, home of radio kaos by roger waters and last 3 tracks on his amused to death lp, broken bones, picture that and wait for her of the ittlwrw lp, doctor of orbitals blue album, lush of the brown album, leslie west's on the moon, and people get ready single. jeff beck live in Tokyo, Fleetwood mac's crystal and dreams in fact the rumours lp in full steve Miller's bingo album, especially sweet soul vibe, new model army the winter album, last 3 tracks, and conversations and were I am of the from here lp. Steve hillage these uncharted lands, joe satriani shapeshifting album...pick and chose the best ones, justin Sullivan's clean horizon new single and be sure to pick up his new lp surrounded, released on 28 may along with the much anticipated re release of navigating by the stars lp, ..to be going on with!!
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MikeR984
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Apr 22, 2021
15 step - radiohead the beat can be messy but it can also sound amazing
phongsta
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Jun 12, 2021
Definitely one of my go-to's for break-ins.
Cogs
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Apr 3, 2021
This song just came out, but Nextra by deadmau5 brings out the best in my HD6XX’s
chazjones
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Feb 11, 2021
Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
VincentLeclerc
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Feb 6, 2021
I still find that Spotify is a great place to explore music, and I can download Spotify to MP3 without Premium. And I can barely tell the difference between Spotify and Tidal, so yeah Spotify still the best choice.
BowRat
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Aug 25, 2021
Sketchy - ✓ Takes a licensed file that you've downloaded, sometimes a steamed version. Plays back the file at 10X, 20X speed or more (the process is often done at a centralized farm) ✓ Basically the equivalent of taking your audio line-out, plugging into line-in and playing the source really fast and re-records the music at the same rate to a lossy format with lots of compression. ✓ At the minimum, you're starting out with a digital file of some format, then it's decoded to an analog signal, played back and recorded at the same really fast-rate, then re-encoded in any number of popular formats, no longer with DRM attached, and it doesn't really matter if you have the option of 320VBR or CBR MP3 - a LOT is left out during this "process" or service. It's full of holes, but might sound perfectly fine in your car or even through a dedicated player. It's hard to "miss" something you've never heard before. ✓** **Source: 25+ years ago working part-time and at a moderately high-end AV store. I was a full-time undergrad student working to support my habit - back then, entry-level was Denon, Citation by HK, B&K Components to Mark Levinson, McIntosh, Carver - B&W, NHT, Thiel, Snell, Magnepan, what great memories! A plain and simple fact: some just can't discern - "Is It Live or Is It Memorex?" That's 100% OK, and now in my mid-fifties, I'd probably have to fake the ability to answer that question with my "old" ears.✓✓
Evshrug
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Aug 26, 2021
Thanks Bowrat! I found out that Apple’s iTunes app has a built-in feature to convert my DRM free tracks to MP3. Works well enough for my needs :) I hope you’re still enjoying your ears!
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