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Foobar 2000 ( 0.9.5 ) Equalizer

post #1 of 11
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Hi . Does anyone use this audio player ? I'm a classic rocker , I'm not good at setting up the Equalizer but I would like to use it . Whom ever is a classic rocker like myself and does use the equalizer I would like to know how you have your set up ? Thanks
post #2 of 11
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Originally Posted by justalice View Post
Hi . Does anyone use this audio player ? I'm a classic rocker , I'm not good at setting up the Equalizer but I would like to use it . Whom ever is a classic rocker like myself and does use the equalizer I would like to know how you have your set up ? Thanks
Welcome to Head-Fi, justalice!

«Equalizing» means making the over-all frequency response of your system flat. Since the most important frequency-response distortion is caused by the headphones, we need to know what headphone you're using. Even then it will be hard to replace your ears by somebody else's, though, but we could try.
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post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
My mistake I guess I got the wrong forum because i'm just using computer speakers no headphones , Thanks any ways
post #4 of 11
It's the same with the speaker setup!

BTW, the EQ in Foobar is bit different from most I know ...



vs.



(though the latter one seemed to clip few times while measuring ... just didn't check the levels)


jiitee
post #5 of 11
Based on that SPAN, the foobar EQ has pretty limited usefulness. Certainly not the right tool for dramatic cuts or boosts. But then, your CDs have already been mastered so they should not require too much EQ.
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Originally Posted by Rempert View Post
Based on that SPAN, the foobar EQ has pretty limited usefulness. ....
+/- 20 dB not enough?
post #7 of 11
+/-20 db is way more than enough... as long as you don't mind the distortion every time you move from one of those shelves to the next one.
post #8 of 11

Etymotic ER6i + Foobar Equalizer

I use Foobar as the mp3 player and the Etymotic ER6i earphones to listen to music, where can I find the best foobar equalizer presets for this setup? How can I make my own? How can I get the right equalizer frequency response for these earphones?
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by lag0a View Post
I use Foobar as the mp3 player and the Etymotic ER6i earphones to listen to music, where can I find the best foobar equalizer presets for this setup? How can I make my own? How can I get the right equalizer frequency response for these earphones?
You could set a preset by these measures

ER6i



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Originally Posted by Etymotic Research, Inc
The above graph indicates that 6i earphones have 8 dB higher sound output and increased bass compared to the original ER-6 earphones. The dotted red line is the reference response of the open ear to live performances (CD equalization).
The cyan line I added there is just the 6i dropped to break the 1kHz point w/ others so it's easier to compare the difference against the 'reference' frequency curve.


and (not necessary since the frequency response is quite straight in sound card)

C-Media




by using the free Electri-Q as VST or the Winamp version. If the target is a straight frequency curve then just 'draw' the opposite curve into Electri-Q EQ 'panel'. NOTE: This does maybe not sound good at all.


jiitee
post #10 of 11

Confused

I think my sound card software's eq interferes with foobar's eq, so am I stuck with the software's eq? Can you give me the exact instructions on what I am suppose to adjust in what to test the correct sound frequencies? Am I suppose to lower the sound frequency for the er6i on the er6i chart to match the reference line? What do I do in Electri-Q to test what?
post #11 of 11

For now

What I did so far was change the sound card's software eq settings to -20 because that is the lowest it can go, and then implement a vst host into foobar and use electri-q as the vst plugin, and then used the frequency wave of the C-media graph for the frequency wave. Maybe I'm listening to garbage 320 kbps mp3s so there isn't any sound improvement beyond that.
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