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post #61 of 66

Quick question:

 

By default, iTunes EQ is on and set to "Flat".  By turning the EQ "off", it doesn't seem to have any effect to the sound quality as if the EQ is on and "flat".

 

Is there a difference between the two?:

EQ on + "flat"  vs EQ off ??

 

Source:

iMac > NuForce Icon HDP amp/dac > Ultrasone Pro 900

 

 

post #62 of 66

No that I'm aware of. I usually err on the side of turning things off if possible though. 

post #63 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by liamstrain View Post

No that I'm aware of. I usually err on the side of turning things off if possible though. 



Thanks again

post #64 of 66

I never use EQ.

 

If you have to use it maybe you have the wrong headphones/amp...?

post #65 of 66

No headphone is perfect. Minor eq to correct flaws, or for personal preference makes perfect sense to me. I would agree with your statement as far as, don't try to eq one pair of headphones to emulate another... but for minor tweaks, no problem. 

 

In my case, I also use eq to match my mixing headphones to the response of my nearfield studio monitors, so I have less re-work to do. Lots of very good reasons to use it. 


Edited by liamstrain - 2/3/12 at 12:22pm
post #66 of 66

I never fine tune my EQ, but i adjust it through my amp for different music genres, but that's only when i really want to get into some High Fidelity stuff, for just casual listening I leave it at one setting on my Z02 or E6

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