I worked in a studio for several years.
The best engineers will tell that you better off gets the right sound during the recording because if you can change it later it won't be the same.
An audio engineer uses eq but generally on isolated tracks. He has to choose carefully the type of eq he wants to use and he might choose an eq that will add more than just the frequency modification (type of saturation, type of phase shift, ...). It can be used artistically as well, then it is an artistic choice. Also it is mainly done in 24bits before dithering which will decrease the noise added for each processing (for digital effect).
But it is well known that too much processing including eq will kill your sound.
@Jeb Listens about your LCD-2F, I would say you can tame the hf with an eq but your sound will be a bit blurred. You can as well add sub-bass with an eq but your bass will be less precise. You have to try and listen for yourself.
You can also tame your hf with an acoustic impedance (a tissue with certain acoustic properties). You can start by splitting in layer a toilet paper and add holes in it or add a second layer if necessary.
Marcan, cheers for the info and the tips. Not sure I'm ready to put toilet paper in my LCDs yet. I'm really mostly delighted with them and just being picky!
Interesting we were talking about to EQ or not to EQ and I just saw Audeze are asking for beta-testers of their new "Black-Box" Amp/DAC which features a perhaps more sophisticated way to tweak the sound:
Logging into the exclusive Audeze Black Box web portal, you can access the headphone's measurements. You can also tweak the response to your liking. Or you can examine the differences between direct-field and diffuse-field performance. Our proprietary algorithms take care of the rest and optimize the performance to match the target response that you have created. We are adding more functionality to the cloud, so by the time you get it, there might be more options. Note, this isn’t simple EQ.
Sounds very cool. Main post is here