Originally Posted by nicholars
Can anyone post the EQ settings they use for the HE400? I would be interested to try out some other ones.
Here is what my profile looks like Currently:
All cuts are only about 2 dB, subtle to the point of being unnoticed if I choose to "bypass" in Foobar. I occasionally cut deeper (3-4 db), but keep coming back to a slighter tweak. I did some dramatic "shelf" EQing for awhile to really pump up the bass, but got tired of that. My choices are based on the assumption that measured frequency response at Inner Fidelity and Headroom are accurate, and that targeting peaks may help reduce fatigue. I listen for long hours sometimes, so fatigue is important to me. Too much bass or treble is wearing.
When using regular windows programs (Gaming, Pandora, Media Player), I just bump the bass 3 dB @50 hz in the good ole' Windows Mixer. It gives everything a little more punch, balancing the bass with the treble just a little more. But the above is a little less fatiguing to my ears, taming some of the splash down without sounding too much like my Sennheisers, in which the treble seems more distant and recessed.