Wondering what the current thinking is around cable burn in/run in and what’s actually happening during this process?
I switched an existing Naim cable for a third party demo one which had been run in by the dealer. My immediate reaction was that it sounded significantly better; more delicate treble; better control and clarity across the whole frequency range. Several days further listening convinced me that it was better, not just different.
Ordered one and for one day I switched back to the original Naim cable. It sounded worse, muddier presentation, somewhat stodgy.
Brand new cable arrived. Sounds better than the original Naim one but not as good as the demo cable. Presentation is a little rougher around the edges, lacks some of the nuances of the demo one.
So from a listening POV definitely different, but what causes this? What are the theories?