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I trying to use the electriQ but it pops up with a box saying user name and response key.... I cannot use it until I enter one but AIXcoustic apparently no longer exist so I cannot register... Any way around this?....

 

*edit* Nvm I just use the poshopit edition instead.. The resizing thing works with that as well and saving presets works if you do it the way you said. What a PITA this program was to set up!


Edited by nicholars - 10/27/13 at 11:15am
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Fffffffffssssssssssssssssss spent ages making a EQ and it did not save properly.... This program really is a buggy POS....

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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post
 

Fffffffffssssssssssssssssss spent ages making a EQ and it did not save properly.... This program really is a buggy POS....

YUP

 

the best part of hard ware... OMG it's not volitale like software. Hard ware is pretty rock solid. Software how ever is not :/, it costs to have that safety and realiability! 

post #13999 of 20490

I've been using EasyQ with the VST 2.4 adaptor for Foobar with 0 glitches. It saves my EQs and automatically loads whatever I had set up most recently, even if I didn't save. I've never tried ElectriQ, but they look like the same thing more or less. I can't resize the window, but whatever. 

Here's my EQ so far, btdubs. I'm still tweaking with it. Especially on the treble-peaky end, what sounds right to my ears greatly depends on what I'm listening to. 
 

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I've been using EasyQ with the VST 2.4 adaptor for Foobar with 0 glitches. It saves my EQs and automatically loads whatever I had set up most recently, even if I didn't save. I've never tried ElectriQ, but they look like the same thing more or less. I can't resize the window, but whatever. 

Here's my EQ so far, btdubs. I'm still tweaking with it. Especially on the treble-peaky end, what sounds right to my ears greatly depends on what I'm listening to. 
 

Dude what IS YOUR AVATAR xD 

 

and I've heard easyQ is more stable... I could never get either to work! 

 

Oh also... this are slowy becoming my new Movie cans... yea voices are wonky but DAMN that 3D imaging! It's so FREAKING COOL 


Edited by Mshenay - 10/27/13 at 12:36pm
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Lol, it's just something I found on Google image search. A little bass head family.
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If you use simple EQ then it saves OK... However if you try to plot points onto it to mark frequencies and then bypass them... When you load it up again it forgets which you bypassed and gives you some crazy result.... So before you save it remove any bypassed points and keep it as simple as possible then it works.... Wish this program would just work properly.... Probably the paid version is less buggy but it is no longer available...

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:O ! 

I'm just the guy who feels cables make a differance. I won't waste my time trying to convert you.
I agree on this also.. Finding the right cables (power,usb,rca, headphone cable) can indeed make a difference if u have a rig that can show it... wink.gif
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I think that the upper mids on the HE400 are not that recessed when you EQ the peaks.... If you look at that EQ guide it shows you that your natural hearing has a big peak around the upper midrange area.... So effectively the lower and upper midrange on the HE400 sound quite balanced (not on the FR graph but what you are hearing) as they are when EQ, maybe a bit too quiet but not that much. If you remove the peaks out of the headphone they sound quite balanced and also if you listen to the upper and lower midrange using Sinegen (on the flat areas with no peaks) they sound about the same volume.... Maybe people are just used to headphones with forward upper mids.

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All You guys with EQ issue, maybe You should choose a different phones?

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All You guys with EQ issue, maybe You should choose a different phones?
Ssssssstttt dont say that outloud on this thread asthere is the danger opening up a can of worms deadhorse.gif
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All You guys with EQ issue, maybe You should choose a different phones?

 

Sorry but that is such a dumb thing to say that it does not even deserve an answer.. Also it would be choose a different pair of phones, not choose a different phones.


Edited by nicholars - 10/27/13 at 3:28pm
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post
 

I think that the upper mids on the HE400 are not that recessed when you EQ the peaks.... If you look at that EQ guide it shows you that your natural hearing has a big peak around the upper midrange area.... So effectively the lower and upper midrange on the HE400 sound quite balanced (not on the FR graph but what you are hearing) as they are when EQ, maybe a bit too quiet but not that much. If you remove the peaks out of the headphone they sound quite balanced and also if you listen to the upper and lower midrange using Sinegen (on the flat areas with no peaks) they sound about the same volume.... Maybe people are just used to headphones with forward upper mids.


I agree with you wholeheartedly. The Freq response plot (of all sources I checked) DID make me think that something weird would be going on with the bass / upper midrange, but my experience hasn't backed that up. Cutting the treble alone made these phones some of the best balanced audio I've ever personally owned.

 

As for the anti-EQ sentiments from all999 . . I don't really get that. I EQ, Time align, DSP, use gain, and generally screw with everything I own. These are all tools of the trade, whether you are a consumer, audio engineer, or performer. used properly, they only improve my enjoyment.

 

I mean seriously, would you yank the volume knob off your stereo? Because that's a tool also.

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I agree with you wholeheartedly. The Freq response plot (of all sources I checked) DID make me think that something weird would be going on with the bass / upper midrange, but my experience hasn't backed that up. Cutting the treble alone made these phones some of the best balanced audio I've ever personally owned.

 

As for the anti-EQ sentiments from all999 . . I don't really get that. I EQ, Time align, DSP, use gain, and generally screw with everything I own. These are all tools of the trade, whether you are a consumer, audio engineer, or performer. used properly, they only improve my enjoyment.

 

I mean seriously, would you yank the volume knob off your stereo? Because that's a tool also.

 

I do not understand people who refuse to EQ either..... I think it is probably based on random assumptions and ignorance (no offense)..... Anyway all I can say is that since I have properly EQ my HE400 that these are easily the best headphones I have heard, still a bit too much sibilance but they sound almost perfectly balanced from bass to treble to me... Out of the box they are pretty damn uneven frequency response but once that is sorted out they sound amazing. If I ever heard a headphone that has potential for mods and EQ then the HE400 would be it.

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Originally Posted by MrMateoHead View Post
 


I agree with you wholeheartedly. The Freq response plot (of all sources I checked) DID make me think that something weird would be going on with the bass / upper midrange, but my experience hasn't backed that up. Cutting the treble alone made these phones some of the best balanced audio I've ever personally owned.

 

As for the anti-EQ sentiments from all999 . . I don't really get that. I EQ, Time align, DSP, use gain, and generally screw with everything I own. These are all tools of the trade, whether you are a consumer, audio engineer, or performer. used properly, they only improve my enjoyment.

 

I mean seriously, would you yank the volume knob off your stereo? Because that's a tool also.

well i once had a custommade high end amp (forgot the name..am looking for pics at this moment..lozl) which didnt have anything  else on it then 1 volume knob, only one rca pair input, no on-off switch and one pair of speaker connections, it had real piano lack on the front and wighted a TON!

...and it sounded the best i ever had as far i can remember!..

 

pityful when i started studying i lost interest in audio and got more into cars (tuning and extreme car audio) and women and got myself a mp3 player from philips with separate equaliser (thats was unique in those days..a separate equaliser box...so i sold it... stupid ass i was!

 

but i do know is that every equaliser (or any other extra sound changing product) is an extra component into the string of audio and inserts noise into ur rig...and ur standard components already inserts interference into the sound (caps/volume, connectors etc)...

 

for me, i want the most basic stuff..and so i try to get the most balanced amp/headphone etc. i can get ...and so dont need to change anything then the sound they give..

for me...pure sound is the way to go.... if i dont get the sound i want..i sell the amp or headphone and get the right one,. but thats my take on this...

.IMHO ofcourse

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