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post #346 of 729
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Buffer size should set to whatever works, for most people the default setting 1000ms works fine. 

 

EDIT: Will update "forward" config slightly soon to some more neutral sounding soundstage (currently the center of the soundstage is taken slightly too far apart, especially noticable with headphones with wide soundstage to begin with, for soundstage congested headphones it's not so much of an issue).


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 4/13/12 at 3:18pm
post #347 of 729

I found some interesting free VST equalizers.

Both equalizers have less bands compared to electri Q (there is a VST with more bands but this is no freeware) but they have multi-channel operation support. This equalizers can be used after your upmix. You can use different equalizer settings for the front, side, center and LFE Channel.  

I think this dsps could be supplement  the eletric Q  equalizer. I have just tested that the VSTs work with foobar but haven't done any settings so far. So I can't tell if this equalizers are usefull but it sounds promising:

 

 

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Marvel GEQ is a linear-phase 16-band graphic equalizer AU and VST plugin with multi-channel operation support (supporting up to 8 input/output channels, audio host application-dependent).  Marvel GEQ offers extensive internal channel routing capabilities, and supports mid/side channel processing.

http://www.voxengo.com/product/marvelgeq/

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Overtone GEQ is 7-band harmonic (overtone) graphic equalizer AU and VST plugin with multi-channel operation support (supporting up to 8 input/output channels, host setup-dependent).  Overtone GEQ offers extensive internal channel routing capabilities, and supports mid/side channel processing.

http://www.voxengo.com/product/overtonegeq/

post #348 of 729
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May have to look into those but I'm perfectly happy right now how Electri-Q lets me restore the stock balance very nicely. 

 

Updated the soundstage settings for forward config slightly as I checked with all my headphones and tweaked it slightly so it would be a good middleground for all of them.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 4/14/12 at 5:32am
post #349 of 729

man I gotta say, i've been debating trying this out but im kinda torn.  I have a xonar essence ST and some DT880s (600ohm) and I love them with mostly stock settings.  I've tried the dolby headphone setting in the drivers a couple times though and iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii just dunno if i enjoy the way it sounds or not.  idk like its weird to me, but then when i disable it all my stuff sounds...flat i guess lol.

 

 

is this gonna be kinda similar to that?

post #350 of 729

It would feel like a soundstage enhancer... The frequency responses etc are now very close to exactly the same... It's amazing how wizard kinda reversed dolby's EQ

 

On a second note, it feels a bit strange, like the opposite of crossfeeding... I find myself always trying to 'look for' where my music comes from and gets tired xp Or maybe I need to get used to it

post #351 of 729
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Originally Posted by erratik View Post

man I gotta say, i've been debating trying this out but im kinda torn.  I have a xonar essence ST and some DT880s (600ohm) and I love them with mostly stock settings.  I've tried the dolby headphone setting in the drivers a couple times though and iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii just dunno if i enjoy the way it sounds or not.  idk like its weird to me, but then when i disable it all my stuff sounds...flat i guess lol.

 

 

is this gonna be kinda similar to that?


This enhances the sound in every way without making it sound weird or unnatural. Much better than any other DH config I've tried. Try it out!

 

post #352 of 729

RPGWizard, Thank you for this.

 

I am new to the audio world, so it took me a little while to notice the difference between itunes, foobar forward, and foobar laidback settings. I did start to hear the difference after comparing the same track to the different settings. I am the type that prefers the Laidback setting mostly.

 

Question: Do i have to manually check each option under the DSP to get those setting to work or are they passively active ?

post #353 of 729
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Question: Do i have to manually check each option under the DSP to get those setting to work or are they passively active ?


Well if you grab the preconfigured packages you don't have to touch anything at all but I recommend changing output device into WASAPI if you're using Win 7 if you're able to use that for better quality, for compability reasons, I put it default to "DS: Primary Sound Driver" to avoid some people reporting it won't play any files and just give an error message (due to the person not using correct bitrate settings for WASAPI or the samplerate of the audio file isn't matched with the output device in control panel).

 


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 4/16/12 at 7:31am
post #354 of 729

In channel mixer, there's a setting called "add low freqs" for the rear settings. Have you tried this? What exactly does it do? I've been playing with it a bit and for me I like it more when it is enabled; (split freq 125, vol 1.01).

post #355 of 729
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In channel mixer, there's a setting called "add low freqs" for the rear settings. Have you tried this? What exactly does it do? I've been playing with it a bit and for me I like it more when it is enabled; (split freq 125, vol 1.01).

 

It controls bass/processes it a bit differently the bass, it can basicly work like a bass volume control but I find it overshadowing the rest of the range more than if not enabling it. Also having it set at 1.01 will get you stronger bass than stock foobar2000, it needs to be more maybe at 0.50 or so if enabling it if we want to stick to stock balance.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 4/23/12 at 7:32am
post #356 of 729

Hi RPGWiZaRD, I am using your laid back config and very happy with that, thanks for this setup

however both of my ear are week for Hz higher than 12 K (side effects caused from my earlier days passion on high speed bike riding, I did not protect my ear properly and high winds resulted hearing loss)

 

Give my hearing problems, can you please suggest EQ changes for better

 

Setup – E17 -> HD 598

Vol level on E17 (0-60) I normally use it on 23-25 depending on the song can feel 12K on this vol but nothing on 15k

post #357 of 729

Frequencies above 10 khz have only a very small influence on the music. I would say that even if you cut off frequencies above 10 Khz you would just hear a very small difference. And I think that nobody can better adjust the EQ for your personal hearing as yourself.
 

post #358 of 729
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Frequencies above 10 khz have only a very small influence on the music. I would say that even if you cut off frequencies above 10 Khz you would just hear a very small difference. And I think that nobody can better adjust the EQ for your personal hearing as yourself.

 

So agreeing with above... just tweak it as you see fit, what I provide is simply a suggested config whose purpose is to sound reasonably close to stock foobar2000 in terms of frequency balance but take advantage of Dolby Headphone's improved soundstage/positioning. The default EQ setting I provide should be treated more like a "flat" EQ setting and you should tweak FROM THERE according to your own headphone's or personal taste or according to your damaged hearing or whatever but noone can do it better for you than yourself.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 4/23/12 at 11:48am
post #359 of 729

Thanks musicreo, RPGWiZaRD

 

Good to know Frequencies above 10 khz has small impact, will tweak/play with EQ and try out myself as suggested

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It controls bass/processes it a bit differently the bass, it can basicly work like a bass volume control but I find it overshadowing the rest of the range more than if not enabling it. Also having it set at 1.01 will get you stronger bass than stock foobar2000, it needs to be more maybe at 0.50 or so if enabling it if we want to stick to stock balance.

 

I see. Yes, the bass is definitely stronger than stock when it's on 1.01, but it doesn't mess up the sound for me, so it's not really a problem. Although I'll need to lower it a bit so it doesn't get too bassy. I know this sort of goes against the idea to get the sound as close to stock as possible with DH, but I kind of like it so far. I'll keep testing and see what I end up with. smily_headphones1.gif

 


Edited by JackeShan - 4/23/12 at 1:28pm
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