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IPod EQ (What setting do you use?)

post #1 of 8
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I use an Ipod Classic 7th Gen, and I used to have Beats Pro, and they sound great with Jazz EQ since it evens out the Bass just abit.. Now I moved on from that and I own a cMoyBB v2.03 R 2x9 customized so it sounds in pair with my AKG K701 which still needs to be burned in.   Jazz dosn't sound good with the AKG , because if I put Bass Boost on and turn the volume up on the cMoyBB the voice/bass gets distorted, and I like playing loud music.. So I keep  EQ turned off.. any advice? I listen to alot of Beatles,Led Zeppelin, J-Pop Rock

 

For all those Ipod users what EQ works best for around? 

 

post #2 of 8

The answer you seek is "OFF".

post #3 of 8

None,

Apples ipod EQ settings are a disgrace to themselves and everyone of their users. Not one I have tried sounds anything like it claims. The reason half the world doesn't know how to use a proper 5 - 10 band EQ is thanks to apple and their supposedly excellent "preset" equalizer system implemented into their "simplicity" ipods. Sure they're easy, and what's easy is cheesy! 

I grew up using a proper 5 band equalizer from my first stereo so I have a fair idea on what settings give me the sound I require, after trying apples bogan presets I was ashamed they could even call it an EQ.

Thank god for Rockbox!


Edited by H20Fidelity - 3/23/12 at 1:10am
post #4 of 8

For iPod? Almost everyone would agree the best EQ is no EQ. iPod's built-in EQ is nearly guaranteed to introduce distortion. Your cMoy probably lets you hear that distortion even more clearly, when you turn it up.

 

Also: cMoy's Bass Boost + iPod's Jazz EQ? That's like EQ-ing an EQ--another bad idea. Stick to EQ-ing at one stage in your chain of components.

post #5 of 8

None.  OFF.

post #6 of 8

You should be using a line out dock if your not already.

post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by 808Ronin View Post

You should be using a line out dock if your not already.

Does using an LOD on the iPod / iPhone instead of the on-board 3.5mm jack affect the battery usage much? I know the sound out of the LOD is said to be superior but does it drain the battery faster?
post #8 of 8

Probably saves battery since the unit is no longer running its own amp.

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