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post #16 of 91
Just a quick question, what if I am using sync process manually and not auto sync, does it still work?
post #17 of 91
It doesent work i have tried it every which way. Why Apple will not give us a custom EQ just baffles me.
post #18 of 91
eventually it will happen: and when it does, there will be no more anti-ipod pundits allowed to remain alive as that is only real bastion that is left unless you are really into open-source codecs...
post #19 of 91
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post
eventually it will happen: and when it does, there will be no more anti-ipod pundits allowed to remain alive as that is only real bastion that is left unless you are really into open-source codecs...
Yep, I was a holdout on Apple players due to the lack of custom EQ until I finally succumbed to the Touch. But I'm still praying for the day Apple decides that we are adult enough to select our own EQ settings.
post #20 of 91
Just tried it, seems to work with my iPhone

Thank you very much for this information!
post #21 of 91
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Originally Posted by ILikeMusic View Post
Yep, I was a holdout on Apple players due to the lack of custom EQ until I finally succumbed to the Touch. But I'm still praying for the day Apple decides that we are adult enough to select our own EQ settings.
Yeah, me too. I was hate everything iPod
post #22 of 91
I was against buying an iPod too until I traded my ZV:M in for a 5.5G because I needed more space.

The whole custom EQ thing is confusing...Apple can make the kick-ass iPhone yet they fall short with a simple feature.

I hope this trick works for real but if it does I must have done it wrong.
post #23 of 91
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Originally Posted by GreatDane View Post
I hope this trick works for real but if it does I must have done it wrong.
It doesn't work, period. Alas we are all still at the mercy of the Apple Computer Marketing Dept...
post #24 of 91
For me, I love everything about ipods except the custom eq. Rockbox was perfect for my 5.5g but I don't have that luxury since I have 6G now.
post #25 of 91
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Originally Posted by Jack Karneval View Post
Just tried it, seems to work with my iPhone

Thank you very much for this information!
it seems we have a placebo lover in da houze
post #26 of 91
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ILikeMusic View Post
It doesn't work, period. Alas we are all still at the mercy of the Apple Computer Marketing Dept...
You are correct, sir:

Apple Marketing confirms the procedure mentioned above actually
triggers one of Apple's new Psychotropic Algorithms.

The alogrithm establishes a "Reality Distortion Field" in your inner ear.

The net effect is that you believe the EQ is changing, when it isn't.
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post #27 of 91
Well, don't feel bad... that ol' Reality Distortion Field effect is pretty common and also shows up whenever cables, bitrates, etc., are discussed.
post #28 of 91
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ILikeMusic View Post
Well, don't feel bad... that ol' Reality Distortion Field effect is pretty common and also shows up whenever cables, bitrates, etc., are discussed.
N.B.: my "Reality Distortion Field" comment was Tongue-in-Cheek.

This EQ procedure works - my ears tell me that - Apple tells me that - several Head-Fi members, whose judgment I've come to respect, tell me that.

Don't know why some here can't get it to work for them.
post #29 of 91
an employee at the apple store told you that. I'm willing to be that many of the people here at head-fi know more about the ipod than the employees at an apple store (regarding the internals - store employees probably have more knowledge of accessorizing). there is only one other member in this thread who claims it worked and (no offense) that member is not a very senior member.

have you tried what people have suggested? applying a horribly skewed EQ should be a straightforward method to say if this does or does not work.
post #30 of 91
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by zip22 View Post
an employee at the apple store told you that. I'm willing to be that many of the people here at head-fi know more about the ipod than the employees at an apple store (regarding the internals - store employees probably have more knowledge of accessorizing). there is only one other member in this thread who claims it worked and (no offense) that member is not a very senior member.

have you tried what people have suggested? applying a horribly skewed EQ should be a straightforward method to say if this does or does not work.
No offense taken.
Best idea I've got at this point, is to check with some senior Apple technical folks - haven't gotten around to that yet. That may be the only way to put this to rest, once and for all.

However, I have tried major & minor EQ changes with this technique (using iTunes 8, Mac G5, 4G Nano, 3G Nano, Tomahawk, Mustang, SR325i's, W3's, SE530's, PK2's, ER4P's) - and my ears can hear the difference (or at least, my brain perceives a difference)
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