The popular belief that you need to “burn-in” a set of headphones with hours of loud sample sounds like pink noise before they sound the best is just that: a myth. The myth states that the component that needs breaking in is the headphone’s speaker drivers.
What does pink noise mean?
Pink noise is a constant sound in the background. It filters out things that distract you, like people talking or cars going by, so they don’t interrupt your sleep. You may hear it called ambient noise. Like white noise, it’s a steady background hum that may give you a better night’s sleep.
Does pink sound better than white noise?
You may hear it called ambient noise. Like white noise, it’s a steady background hum that may give you a better night’s sleep. But it uses deeper sounds and lower sound waves, so it may be gentler and more soothing. Basically, pink has a lower pitch than white noise.
Is pink noise a sleep aid?
White noise is meant to hide sound changes and keep your sonic (sound) environment in steady state. You may already be a fan of white noise, but what about pink noise? This is one of the lesser known sleep sounds that research shows may also be a major sleep aid.
Why do Headphones have pink noise?
In manufacturing, pink noise is often used as a burn-in signal for audio amplifiers and other components, to determine whether the component will maintain performance integrity during sustained use. The process of end-users burning in their headphones with pink noise to attain higher fidelity has been called an audiophile “myth”.