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post #13981 of 18702

I already made one via sinegen, I just wanted to see how yours and mine would compare sonically. mostly because I have the same DAC as you.

post #13982 of 18702
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Originally Posted by renji1337 View Post
 

I already made one via sinegen, I just wanted to see how yours and mine would compare sonically. mostly because I have the same DAC as you.

 

Ok I will post a picture of it tomorrow, I am still fiddling with it at the moment. Its good  though because you can get treble to be smoother than with the graphic EQ and at the same time get more detail..... There is something very satisfying about getting better sound without paying any more money :D Can you post your EQ as well? Interested to see if it is similar.

post #13983 of 18702

going to try a Kojo KM-01 Brass SE SS with my w1000x to see if I can't get PERFECTION with it without balancing... the KojoKM-01Brass is like MSRP $900 so it should stomp my pb1 in it's tracks... I was going to try a tube with my w1000x but this might be a better option

 

that said seeing as my he 400 is getting very little head time... she's off to the For Sale Thread! Gatta pamper my beloved w1000x u know 

post #13984 of 18702
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Originally Posted by renji1337 View Post
 

I already made one via sinegen, I just wanted to see how yours and mine would compare sonically. mostly because I have the same DAC as you.

 

Here is my EQ....  The HE400 sound so much better now, still 90% of the detail with about 20% of the sibilance of no eq. Also better than the graphic EQ because this has a similar balance but much more detail as I am not cutting out any frequencies which do not need cutting... It is impossible to avoid this with the graphic EQ.

 


Edited by nicholars - 10/26/13 at 7:40pm
post #13985 of 18702

How did you manage to resize the window? Using George's VST wrapper on foobar and the latest posihfopit edition I can't seem to figure it out. 

 

Edit: And just as I post this I figure it out :)


Edited by beaver316 - 10/27/13 at 1:30am
post #13986 of 18702
Thread Starter 

haha...I often google problems with gear and software and sometimes the search results show myself giving the answer. :blink: Guess it's a product of age. 

post #13987 of 18702
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

haha...I often google problems with gear and software and sometimes the search results show myself giving the answer. :blink: Guess it's a product of age. 

that's awesome pics p[lz 

post #13988 of 18702
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post
 

How did you manage to resize the window? Using George's VST wrapper on foobar and the latest posihfopit edition I can't seem to figure it out. 

 

Edit: And just as I post this I figure it out :)

 

How did you do it?

 

I can only resize the window when using the "effect chainer" VST plugin to load ElectriQ.... I can also only save presets via the effect chainer.... I can only save one preset at a time with ElectriQ which is annoying as I want to make 2-3 different EQ so that I can have one for high / medium / low quality sources etc....

 

Another useful thing I found out is that if you use Sinegen to find the peaks you can then record them and also the amount of DB increase at each... So if you record the start, top and end of each peak and the DB amount you can then put a point onto the EQ to mark where each peak starts, peaks and finishes and then right click the markers and click "bypass" then you have markers to show you where to put the points in the EQ....

 

If you can tell me how to resize the window and save multiple presets without using effect chainer that would be good because I cannot get it to work without effect chainer plugin.


Edited by nicholars - 10/27/13 at 7:08am
post #13989 of 18702
I'm looking to buy a pair of HE-400 second hand. Can anyone tell me more about the revisions that these headphones have had, sonic differences, which to stay away from, etc? Really appreciate it!
Edited by PXSS - 10/27/13 at 7:39am
post #13990 of 18702

'Revision 3' with sandy-brown/yellowish plastic covering the drivers is the one you need to stay away from.  Black is original 'revision 1' and sounds, good, but had a proclivity to fail.  White and translucent white are good.

post #13991 of 18702

nicholars, I'll post a step by step.

 

1. Install electri-q from here if you have an older version. You'll need the latest version to get it working.

 

2. Once installed, copy both dll files from the installation directory to your VST folder that foobar reads. Those files are Electri-Q (posihfopit edition).dll, and Electri-Q.dll.

 

3. Launch the Electri-Q standalone application from your program files. Here you can resize the window by dragging the edges. It's a little buggy btw but it works. Close out of it when done.

 

4. Now launch foobar, right click the VST icon in the tray, and select Electri-Q posihfopit edition. It should launch the same size as the standalone application.

 

And that's it for the window resizing. But I've just realized now that the non-posihfopit edition which is now active is unregistered. Dunno what limitations that means but so far everything works fine.

 

As for saving multiple presets that's simple. Once you have a preset you're happy with, go into the menu, presets, then export preset. It will create a file. You can create multiple files this way, and import whichever you want. Curretly I have one preset for my HE-400, one for my Senn HD280, and one for some cheap ear buds. It's a sinch switching between them. Just go into menu, presets, import preset and locate the one you want. 

 

Don't use the presets drop down box at the top of the window, that's really buggy and doesn't save or load properly.

 

No need for that effect chainer thing you use. Hope this helps!


Edited by beaver316 - 10/30/13 at 6:50am
post #13992 of 18702
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post
 

nicholars, I'll post a step by step.

 

1. Install electri-q from here if you have an older version. You'll need the latest version to get it working.

 

2. Once installed, copy both dll files from the installation directory to your VST folder that foobar reads. Those files are Electri-Q (posihfopit edition).dll, and Electri-Q.dll.

 

3. Launch the Electri-Q standalone application from your program files. Here you can resize the window by dragging the edges. It's a little buggy btw but it works. Close out of it when done.

 

4. Now launch foobar, right click the VST icon in the tray, and select Electri-Q as the plugin, not the posihfopit edition. It should launch the same size as the standalone application.

 

And that's it for the window resizing. But I've just realized now that the non-posihfopit edition which is now active is unregistered. Dunno what limitations that means but so far everything works fine.

 

As for saving multiple presets that's simple. Once you have a preset you're happy with, go into the menu, presets, then export preset. It will create a file. You can create multiple files this way, and import whichever you want. Curretly I have one preset for my HE-400, one for my Senn HD280, and one for some cheap ear buds. It's a sinch switching between them. Just go into menu, presets, import preset and locate the one you want. 

 

Don't use the presets drop down box at the top of the window, that's really buggy and doesn't save or load properly.

 

No need for that effect chainer thing you use. Hope this helps!

ME GUSTA 

 

I'm keeping the HE 400 btw... I remember there's this amp... the Meir Corda Step Dance or something? Either way $350 new and every one RAVES about how EPIC it sounds [despite the bad battery life] I figured... before I drop $650 on an RSA sr71B... the Step dance should be aquired for the w1000x, seeing as the w1000x is the can that needs a new amp

 

so YAY he 400 goodness for all! [or just me in this case] 


Edited by Mshenay - 10/27/13 at 8:01am
post #13993 of 18702
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post
 

nicholars, I'll post a step by step.

 

1. Install electri-q from here if you have an older version. You'll need the latest version to get it working.

 

2. Once installed, copy both dll files from the installation directory to your VST folder that foobar reads. Those files are Electri-Q (posihfopit edition).dll, and Electri-Q.dll.

 

3. Launch the Electri-Q standalone application from your program files. Here you can resize the window by dragging the edges. It's a little buggy btw but it works. Close out of it when done.

 

4. Now launch foobar, right click the VST icon in the tray, and select Electri-Q as the plugin, not the posihfopit edition. It should launch the same size as the standalone application.

 

And that's it for the window resizing. But I've just realized now that the non-posihfopit edition which is now active is unregistered. Dunno what limitations that means but so far everything works fine.

 

As for saving multiple presets that's simple. Once you have a preset you're happy with, go into the menu, presets, then export preset. It will create a file. You can create multiple files this way, and import whichever you want. Curretly I have one preset for my HE-400, one for my Senn HD280, and one for some cheap ear buds. It's a sinch switching between them. Just go into menu, presets, import preset and locate the one you want. 

 

Don't use the presets drop down box at the top of the window, that's really buggy and doesn't save or load properly.

 

No need for that effect chainer thing you use. Hope this helps!

 

Thanks for that, just testing now....

 

 


Edited by nicholars - 10/27/13 at 8:51am
post #13994 of 18702
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

'Revision 3' with sandy-brown/yellowish plastic covering the drivers is the one you need to stay away from.  Black is original 'revision 1' and sounds, good, but had a proclivity to fail.  White and translucent white are good.

Thanks for the info!

post #13995 of 18702

Not exactly the most "user friendly" setup is it! Has taken me about 2 hours in total just to get this working properly, in a resized window and saving multiple presets! Also about 2 hours to learn how to use the parametric EQ properly... So thats about 4 hours of messing about before even making any EQ! Ah well at least I know how to use it now and I can use it on any headphones I get, the results are much better than the graphic EQ I am surprised because I thought it would end up sounding basically the same.

 

Have you tried the "advanced EQ guide" using this thread?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/615417/how-to-equalize-your-headphones-advanced-tutorial-in-progress/15

 

Is it worth doing this as well instead of using pink noise and Sinegen?

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