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post #691 of 729

First could you tell the title of the song, cause it would help to hear the orginal without any postprocessing.

 

I wouldn't use any effects after foobar output. No "X-Fi Crystalizer and equalizer"   and no "creative Console Settings: Headphones, EAX->Jazz Club->Effects Amount -60db" .

post #692 of 729
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Originally Posted by musicreo View Post

First could you tell the title of the song, cause it would help to hear the orginal without any postprocessing.
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post #693 of 729

I have to say Wizard, this dolby mod has probably been the single best mod I have discovered in my audio days period. I can not find a better sounding player than foobar with your dolby settings including Jplay & the likes. It sounds so natural & lifelike. Normal setting sounds very flat & boxed in in comparison. 

I did want to try and implement Jplay into foobar however when implemented, the dolby settings don't work, & even with the Jplay, it sounds no where near as good as the normal foobar with dolby. 

Is there something I can do to have foobar with Jplay and keep your dobly settings? 

Thanks, your truly are a wizard!

post #694 of 729

I just want to mention another equalizer "Equalizer APO".   It is free software which can be used with  Win7, Win 8 and win 8.1.  The great thing about this parametric  equalizer is that it can be used system-wide, have very high quality works with stereo and also on every  multichannel configuration  and  with additional software you can automatically adjust this equalizer.

 

http://sourceforge.net/projects/equalizerapo/

 

The disadvantage is that you first have to spent some time to fully understand how this equalizer works but it is better than the electri Q equalizer mentionend in this thread.

post #695 of 729

The links for the .fbcp files are dead. Can someone reupload them?

post #696 of 729

I've been liking more the laid-back settings these last weeks, but there are some things I find strange in this:

1 - It seems the center stage narrows down a bit to the extend that some effects and instruments locations just disappear to my ears.
2 - I also think that it lowers down a little the center stage volume, throught sincerely I am just amateur in perceiving this things, not a pro like you guys.

If I just, like raise the center volume up, would that create coloring and things that should be avoided?
And the narrowing question, is that just me that thinks this? Can that be fixed without going back to forward settings?

Again, thanks for all, these are just my wanderings, skip if they are stupid/wrong.


Edited by Eduardo Ramos - 12/2/13 at 11:17pm
post #697 of 729
Thread Starter 

Well that's the point of laid-back config to put less focus around center channel in order to give a percieved more spacious/large stage due to more focus towards the sides. The laid-back config has slightly less in-your-face / center focus than stock foobar2000 while the forward is the opposite.

It's like comparing Grado headphones vs AKG K70x in sound signature. The purpose is to offer slightly different signatures to match as many people's preferences as possible.

I should really give an update to this config, update to latest foobar2000 and provide new links (would move to my mediafire account) etc. Will see, can't promise when I do.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 12/2/13 at 11:45pm
post #698 of 729

Well, I understand. I guess we have to sacrifice some things to gain in others.
Through, I really think I am gonna stick with laid-back settings from now on, it's just so spacious, and there's just so much to analyse *-*.
Thanks again for the reply =).


Edited by Eduardo Ramos - 12/3/13 at 12:18am
post #699 of 729

hey, the dl links seem to have gone down for the portable installs

post #700 of 729
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Originally Posted by e6600 View Post
 

hey, the dl links seem to have gone down for the portable installs


Yea I know, just been too lazy to update them. But now they are updated with foobar 2000 v1.3 beta7.

post #701 of 729

Download links seem to be working now.

 

I just want to say I've been enjoying these since the first day RPGWiZaRD uploaded them, and I still find this to be the most rewarding headphone experience with any headphones I've used to date!

 

Thanks again, RPGWiZaRD!

 

Terry

 

Edit - heh... seems I was writing at the same time you were uploading, RPGWiZaRD! :-)


Edited by tbritton - 1/4/14 at 1:41pm
post #702 of 729
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tbritton View Post
 

Download links seem to be working now.

 

I just want to say I've been enjoying these since the first day RPGWiZaRD uploaded them, and I still find this to be the most rewarding headphone experience with any headphones I've used to date!

 

Thanks again, RPGWiZaRD!

 

Terry


Good to hear! Btw the latest foobar2000 will sound slightly different. I did notice it myself when updating the foobar2000 version. At first I wasn't sure if I liked the change, it seems slightly more laid-back than it was in v1.2.x but the soundstage is more speaker-like and it handles better brickwalled recordings when using this config. The wasapi plugin also has been updated in the preconfigured package.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 1/4/14 at 2:02pm
post #703 of 729

I just now tried both forward and laid-back. Forward config is splendid and works, but can you try to download laid-back config from the link in page 1 and re-test again? The sound is somehow weird, as if it has been configured wrongly. I already redownload the laid-back config and keep getting same weird sound. Forward is working good btw :)

 

Foobar 1.3 final is out!


Edited by MusicHolic - 1/13/14 at 5:18pm
post #704 of 729
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MusicHolic View Post
 

I just now tried both forward and laid-back. Forward config is splendid and works, but can you try to download laid-back config from the link in page 1 and re-test again? The sound is somehow weird, as if it has been configured wrongly. I already redownload the laid-back config and keep getting same weird sound. Forward is working good btw :)

 

Foobar 1.3 final is out!


Do you try manually loading the dolby headphone dll file? I'm pretty sure that's what's wrong, if there's any probs with it. It even says in bright red text below the links to do it just in case it's not loaded.

post #705 of 729

Thank you, it's fixed now xD

 

Weird thing is, I don't need to do this in previous update, that's why I ignoring that red warning >_<

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