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post #14056 of 18107

You should install the standard one and also the poshopit one and put both the .dll files in the foobar components directors.... When you install the standard one it asks you where you want to install the program and the VST file. You need to put that into foobar. poshipit is just a .dll I IIRC. So put that in the same place then open it in the taskbar using the VST wrapper tray icon.

post #14057 of 18107

Right...understand that, but I don't see where to get the poshopit one?  Not sure if it is supported or offered any more based on the wording on the site as there is only one download available.

 

Any place else to get it?

 

Cheers,

Darren

post #14058 of 18107
AM so happy i am a pragmatist..no worries about those kind of things.. It would probably crash my simple brain anyway biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 10/29/13 at 8:15pm
post #14059 of 18107
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Originally Posted by Warmuth327 View Post
 

Right...understand that, but I don't see where to get the poshopit one?  Not sure if it is supported or offered any more based on the wording on the site as there is only one download available.


It used to be on the link below.. but it seems that's dead now.
http://www.aixcoustic.com/uploads/media/Electri-Q_(posihfopit)_Install.exe

 

It's still here though..
http://www.vstplanet.com/VST_effects/Filters/Electri-Q_(posihfopit)_Install.exe

post #14060 of 18107
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

I think the reason the HE400 respond so well to EQ and mods is that they have very good drivers which are capable of producing all frequencies from sub bass up to ultrasonic frequencies. Other than the uneven frequency response they do not have any obvious flaws such as bad soundstage, closed sound, slow response and all the usual things that headphones around this price range usually have... at least one obvious flaw which cannot be fixed. If you want to change the frequency response on the HE400 you can make them sound almost however you want because the drivers are good to excellent with all frequencies, especially the bass.
This is a good point. The 400 responds better to EQ than any hp I've personally owned. I wonder if all planar phones respond as well to EQ.
post #14061 of 18107

Thank you very much!

post #14062 of 18107
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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post

This is a good point. The 400 responds better to EQ than any hp I've personally owned. I wonder if all planar phones respond as well to EQ.
With the he500 and with the jergpadds by modulor 2.5 u dont have the need to change anything by eq...as its already a balanced phone...the he300 i also owned, was a very dark relaxed phone...i think u have to equalize a lot to change that signaturebut i think people buy that phone just because it sounds like that...so that group doesnt need to eq also..but the he400 has peaks on both sides of the audio spectrum..so that hp is very sensitive to eq..and i understand it does wonders to the he400..
post #14063 of 18107
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

With the he500 and with the jergpadds by modulor 2.5 u dont have the need to change anything by eq...as its already a balanced phone...the he300 i also owned, was a very dark relaxed phone...i think u have to equalize a lot to change that signaturebut i think people buy that phone just because it sounds like that...so that group doesnt need to eq also..but the he400 has peaks on both sides of the audio spectrum..so that hp is very sensitive to eq..and i understand it does wonders to the he400..
I agree. Actually the 400 is the only hp I ever EQ. I typically like to let the equipment present the sound. I also find that once I start EQing I can't stop because each genre or even each album could use a little tweak to make it sound better. Then I start paying too much attention to how different frequency ranges are presented, emphasized, deemphasized etc. instead of enjoying the music. So I like to just let it be.
Edited by ethan7000 - 10/29/13 at 9:08pm
post #14064 of 18107

What about without the jergpads, still need to eq the HE500?

How does the HE500 respond to eq? Same as the HE400 does?

post #14065 of 18107
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Originally Posted by mlxx View Post

What about without the jergpads, still need to eq the HE500?
How does the HE500 respond to eq? Same as the HE400 does?
I am sure the 500 sounds better with Jergulors, but I've only ever heard it on stock pads. I didn't feel it needed EQ.
post #14066 of 18107
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Originally Posted by mlxx View Post

What about without the jergpads, still need to eq the HE500?
How does the HE500 respond to eq? Same as the HE400 does?
Its excellent on its own with velourpads..the jergpads make it only better. wink.gif
post #14067 of 18107
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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post


I agree. Actually the 400 is the only hp I ever EQ. I typically like to let the equipment present the sound. I also find that once I start EQing I can't stop because each genre or even each album could use a little tweak to make it sound better. Then I start paying too much attention to how different frequency ranges are presented, emphasized, deemphasized etc. instead of enjoying the music. So I like to just let it be.

 

Yes I had that problem recently as well :biggrin:, I found a good thing to do is to have about 3 different EQ, one which has rolled off treble - for any low quality / bright recordings, one which is normal that you can use most of the time, and maybe another one or two depending what genres you listen to, then BAN yourself from tweaking the EQ further :biggrin: I usually use a small amount of EQ with headphones, but I have never spent as long, or got such good results from EQ as with the HE400.


Edited by nicholars - 10/30/13 at 6:08am
post #14068 of 18107

THe great thing about EQ is that you dont incur in aditional costs.

 

Ive owned the HE-400 for slightly less than a year, and ive carried it with me everywhere just with the E17 as portable amp (and Asgard at home), and it had no issues whatsover for now. I have to say thou that the treble is slightly agressive with no eq, and I tend to favour songs with less treble emphasis unless I am feeling like I need a Red bull drink or something.

 

The cool part is that All I need to get this headphone to be more relaxed is to eq here and here and i no longer get fatiguated by it.

 

Now if only they were not so heavy :D.

post #14069 of 18107
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Originally Posted by catspaw View Post

THe great thing about EQ is that you dont incur in aditional costs.

Ive owned the HE-400 for slightly less than a year, and ive carried it with me everywhere just with the E17 as portable amp (and Asgard at home), and it had no issues whatsover for now. I have to say thou that the treble is slightly agressive with no eq, and I tend to favour songs with less treble emphasis unless I am feeling like I need a Red bull drink or something.

The cool part is that All I need to get this headphone to be more relaxed is to eq here and here and i no longer get fatiguated by it.

Now if only they were not so heavy biggrin.gif.
They sound so good..just because of those heavy drivers wink.gif
post #14070 of 18107
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post
 

 

I made another one last night I will post the file, is it possible to upload files to the forum? If not I will upload it somewhere else and post a link to the download.

Hi nicholars,

 

Were you able to post the file anywhere?  Not sure if I am one of the lazy people :-) just all new to this and would like to utilize your settings from the start so I can learn what it is I SHOULD be hearing from these phones.

 

The other glitch I ran into, is that despite your warning, I did overwrite the default in Electri-q and have not been able to recover it even with a full uninstall/file delete and reinstall.  Any thoughts on how to recover or fix?

 

Thanks again for taking the time to help.

Darren

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