@ventilator: It does make sense and is logical. Maybe not intuitive or user-friendly, but logical.
normal = flat
If you don't believe it please explain why 0 dBFS signals don't clip with the normal setting.
Btw, I already explained on page 1 that changing any of the EQ sliders will attenuate the signal and why.
@JaZZ: I did measurements with Normal and they looked the same.
That's because you haven't changed the setting from there, so you're still hearing "Normal" setting. As the OP said:
So anyway. I decided to play with the EQ to find out what it is about the signature that I don't like. So I switched to "Custom" EQ on my Clip+. It didn't do anything at first, until I turned up the treble ONE notch.
It made all the difference in the world.
The first thing that stroke me was that the volume was lower. And the vocals got more 'normal' and laid back. Just 'colder', somehow, and more flat.
It's not the kind of difference that one notch on the treble would achieve. I tried reducing the treble and making the EQ [seem] flat again, and back came the "Normal" sound signature (warm, flangey, echoey). Turned up the BASS, and the same effect was achieved.
Colder, less echo, less flange, more... flat...
(A little bit less detailed, though, but perhaps it's just because of the mids getting more laid back..)
I searched the web trying to confirm my findings, but all I could found was the issue about the decreasing volume, but no mention about the change in sound sig.
I tested using Hippo Shroom and VB, and got the same result.
After 10 minutes using the "one-notch-short-of-flat-Custom-EQ", switching the EQ back to Normal would make the sound insufferable to me. Too warm!
On the clip at least, can't speak for the Fuze, "Normal" IS NOT ZERO FLAT. Don't know how many times someone has to say it before it sinks in.
Just because it doesn't clip doesn't mean it's set at "zero," that's the poorest reasoning I've ever heard. I could set it to +5 and it wouldn't clip, either, or +2, +3, or any minus setting. That doesn't mean those are set at zero just because they don't clip, how ridiculous.
I've had enough now, though - just repeating the same thing to people who refuse to even consider what someone else is saying, so that's it for me. Unsubscribed.
Edited by ventilator - 5/25/10 at 8:52am