Re: Does "breaking in" speakers really help?
No, speakers do require break in. Depending on the speaker, the time required is different, but I am always impressed with the change the first 50 hours or so. I frequently leave new speakers playing when I am out to run up the hours on them prior to critiquing them. I have had horrible first impressions of speakers only to fall in love with them once the broke in.
Ken Taraszka, MD