Big thanks to OP for this awesome tutorial.
I'm using EasyQ on foobar and the result is fantastic.
My Audio Technica TAD300 now sounds excellent.
I got as far as lowering the db in Electri-Q to remove any hiss(I guess?). Thing is, I don't have any hiss...
In fact I have no sound at all when running Electri-Q and Foobar simultaneously.
Can you effectively equalize per music genre?
I am delighted to see this thread is still active. I reserve the right to still clarify exactly what the dictates equalization are since I am not 100% sure I have follow them exactly. But for now I have a question that is haunting me more.
I am a very Neo fight newbie to this I dear of using audiophile quality equipment to listen to your music, but how much I was able to improve listening to a headset after equalizing it inspires me to get greatly improved equipment.
I really splurged on what I consider expensive equipment most of which is scheduled to come from China no sooner than March 20. Consequently my attention turns to headphones.
I am very much thinking of getting Beyerdynamic DT880 in its 600 ohm version I originally was thinking of getting Beyerdynamic headphone which was much more deeply discounted at Amazon. It seems that the 600 ohm version comes the most highly recommended on these forums. And I also have ordered an appropriate tube headphone amplifier which delivers its maximum power at this 600 ohms. But the expense of buying the not deeply discounted Beyerdynamic DT880 600 ohm version has me wondering if that's what I want to do.
I ordered my DAC and headphone tube amplifier first in order that I might purchase my first audiophile quality headphones at Amazon where I could return them if necessary. But the price at Amazon is so much higher than the prices at eBay it leaves me with a few questions that you all may be able to answer. The headphones I am most thinking of buying mentioned above excels at the classical genre, which I love, but I also most love the great American songbook genre, the very classic rock genre and others.
So what is the practicality of buying a peer of headphones which are best suited for the classical genre and tweaking them with equalization to be good with all the other genre's of music I like?
I also have the same question of tweaking them per genre in regard to tube rolling if it is not practical to tweak headphones per genre with EQ.
Also do any of you all know of other vendors besides Amazon who are so liberal with their return policies that you could return headphones with no hassle?
It's been like pulling nails (very hard if you're not familiar with that expression) to get anyone to say what you have just said to me on these forms perhaps I was just repeatedly asking in all the wrong places.
Well I don't know then if just equalizing could've shown me more wondrous wonders that I have already seen with just a Plantronics 780 equalized headset, but I was so enthusiastic about what I heard I said to myself I really need audiophile quality equipment and have committed a fair amount the money for a DAC and tube headphone amplifier which will be coming from China about March 20.
Consequently I am turning my attention to headphone selection. why I was selecting the DAC and amplifier first because I was thinking of using a headphone vendor like Amazon which would let you do a return on headphones if you didn't like them and I needed a quality way to drive them first.
So I have more questions that I am asking in this first response to your responde. But the thing I am most wondering is and headphone selection are there colorations are characteristics that are inherent to the headphones in themselves respectful to their frequency response? I am driving at is headphone selection for always equalized headphones different then headphone selection was sometimes equalized headphones?
And if you don't know the answer to the question above could you suggest where I may go for that answer? I mean getting answers has sometimes been very hard here.
Yes, I did install with VST plugin, though did not have the VST wrapper. Did I completely read over that part?
Also, I was slightly confused by this section :
"Once you have found the resonant peaks, it is possible to create a list that contains a reference frequencies (say 500hz and 1000hz) to compare to the resonant frequency at several different amplitudes. Here, take a look:
Here I am comparing 500 and 1000hz to different levels of 7500hz. Higher level numbers equal lower amplitudes (kind of counter intuitive, but whatever). By quickly switching back and forth between my reference frequencies and the resonant frequency I can quickly discover which amplitude is the correct one and create my equalization based on that."
Am I aiming to match the general volume of 500hz at 0db, with 7500hz at X db?
MusicBee can also use a Winamp VST wrapper (the latest has it natively supported)
I have been using it for years. Was thrilled to see it mentioned. When Elephant candy released EQu I was thrilled to have something similar for a smart device
Electri-Q with a spectrum analyzer running with Musicbee (it's a dual screen screeny)
Props to the OP. Excellent tutorial!!