Nov 16, 20177286 views

What's your favorite break-in song?

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.


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Any of Stevie Wonder songs, the music instruments are very diverse.
The Package by A Perfect Circle

Kicks those low frequencies to life.
The Man's Too Strong by Dire Straits.
Savage garden : to the moon and back
”Everybody Dies” by Ayreon. It runs the vocal gamut with about eight vocalists (male and female) and tests response well because it’s very fast-paced. Also it’s about the robot apocalypse so it seems appropriate for what audio technology is doing to me (or at least my bank account).
Amada Mio by Pink Martini
Sloppy Seconds by George Clinton or Music Madness by Mantronix(One of the best intros). SQ test nothing beats Summer Madness by Kool and the Gang.
The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines ~ Joni Mitchell (Mingus)
Anything from Blackbear or Lauv, just cause it's what I like.
For song Melissa-- Allman Brothers Band. For extended play Eat A Peach-- Allman Brothers Band, American Beauty--Grateful Dead. All tracks 24/192 and or 32/192 Yes, I'm an living fossil ( or so I am told).
I Robot by Alan Parsons
Hooked on a Feeling by Blue’s a timeless classic and I Test it on all new Hi Fi gear because it’s got some fat bass notes and the whole spectrum of music in under 3 minutes. This will test out your woofers & tweeters Plus you can sing along. Guardians of the Galaxy got this right and it belongs on every awesome mix tape.
The theme song from the Mortal Kombat movie and Who Let The Dogs Out.
Best answer yet, probably.
Entire first album of the Tsubasa Chronicle soundtrack. Then best of Nana Mizuki for good measure.
Hayling by FC Kahuna

An incredible song
"I Can Explain" - Rachelle Ferrell

Female vocals like none other.
It's unfortunate that I own over 10,000 albums , 50000 Apple lossless songs because when I break in headphones it requires approximately 150 hours of continuous play to properly break them in , so I usually use Apple downloads I plug in then I connect the headphones and let them run for the full 150 hours then I like to listen as my first music first is something Acoustic like Janis Ian's Breaking Silence it's an exceptional recording then I listen to jazz , blues , guitars like Acoustic Alchemy . Anyway it's a process, enjoy .
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