Question for those who already have this headphone. I just received mine about an hour ago and while I realize they need to be broken in for up to 200 hours, they sound very bright and somewhat weak on bass. How much change can I expect once broken in? I have yet to try any of the dampening pads and figure I'll wait till the stock headphones are fully broken in. My other headphones are Sennheiser HD 660 S which sound completely different and definitely warmer.

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triggrhaapi
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Jan 14, 2022
They sounded much less bassy at first. I doubt I'm at the 200 hour mark yet since Christmas, but I was initially using a combined 8db boost on bass which has since reduced to more like maybe 6db. They are for sure not basshead cans, but if you EQ in extra bass they replicate it with no complaints.
rji2goleez
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Jun 28, 2021
OK, well these headphones are not yet broken in but after several hours of listening, I can hear quite a difference from my description above. While the clarity is still there, it is not harsh and the base moved from non-existent to something quite nice . . . tight yet smooth. Starting to really, really like these cans!
Palmegranate
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Jun 17, 2021
I'm sure you've found this out by now, but for those wondering the bass definitely comes through after break-in. They have a slightly warm tone once they loosen up completely, but also probably need amplification and will definitely let you know if your media is low quality. Make sure you aren't using badly compressed media, have a bit of extra power driving them, and give them time to break in. They aren't for bass-heads, but are definitely on the warm side once they break in.
jb808
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Jun 9, 2021
I have the original AFC and the HD 58x so probably a similar basis for comparison. The Aeons were brighter out of the box although I wouldn't say in a bad way. I ran them with the standard one-notch white filter for several months until I thought they started to sound slightly veiled and then moved down to the black foam. Try the filters and tune it to your ear. That's why they're included.
amorrish
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Nov 4, 2021
or not anymore from Sept onwards apparently which removes a large part of the attraction of these
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