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post #14146 of 18107

Raven, I haven't yet found any pre-amp function in electri-q. If it's there it isn't visibly obvious.

post #14147 of 18107
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

You could either EQ your entire graph below zero, or you can also use the pre-amp of the EQ to do the same thing.  On graphs with limited bands, the pre-amp is more accurate-- there was some topic somewhere in sound science that demonstrated this.  On parametric EQs, both ways work.

 

I don't think electiQ has a pre amp function? Just put the gain point to 0db or -1db... Shouldn't make any difference AFAIK. TO keep sound quality best I just try to minimise the amount of different volume controls I use.... eg. Use WASAPI in foobar and leave Foobar volume at 100%, set up replaygain so all volumes are the same, set windows volume control to 24bit and only use that to control the volume.

 

I have found that since I have EQ my HE400 properly that my listening habits have changed.... Before I would use the HE400 for an hour or so and then usually take them off because of ear fatigue / sibilance.... Since I have EQ'd them properly they are a bit less "exciting" sounding than the default headphones... but I can listen to them for hours with no problems at all. I think they sound better now as well as smoother, in stock form I think HIFIman made them too exciting sounding to the point that the sibilance and "tizzy" treble is a big problem for a lot of people, although in a shop demo or something it might sound good, after a few hours on your head, not so much.... With proper EQ though these are easily my favorite headphones now (until I get some more money :veryevil:).


Edited by nicholars - 11/3/13 at 6:36am
post #14148 of 18107

Mine does.. on the right side.

 

post #14149 of 18107
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Originally Posted by mlxx View Post
 

Mine does.. on the right side.

 

is urs the paid for version! 

post #14150 of 18107
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Originally Posted by mlxx View Post
 

Mine does.. on the right side.

 

 

The newer version of ElectriQ and the Poshopit that I use does not have that, I do not see that it is a problem because you can just keep everything below 0db.

 

If it is the paid version then unfortunately it is not available now (officially) because Aixcoustic solutions is no more.


Edited by nicholars - 11/3/13 at 10:28am
post #14151 of 18107

Its the free one.. says posihfopit edition on there.

post #14152 of 18107
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Originally Posted by mlxx View Post
 

Its the free one.. says posihfopit edition on there.

 

Well I am not lying lol.... My version doesn't have that bar, or the normal version I have... Maybe that is an old version and they removed the bar?

post #14153 of 18107

Like you said, it doesn't matter.

 

Actually I think I know why it is different.. I am using the DSP plugin in AIMP3, not the VST plugin. It's using this file, dsp_eqfree.dll (2,560KB).

 

Edit:

Seems it works with the VST one too, except all the links are now dead in this thread.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/192871/electri-q-posihfopit-edition-for-winamp-and-vst-updated


Edited by mlxx - 11/3/13 at 11:48am
post #14154 of 18107

Least adjustments possible to significantly reduce the sibilance / harshness... this EQ... 99% of detail of no EQ with about 25% of the sibilance! .... Also it is set to 0db.... Disable the low filter if it is enabled.... I think I need to go to equalisers anonymous - "My name is Nicholars and I can no longer listen to music without equalising it"

 

http://www.filedropper.com/flat0311

 


Edited by nicholars - 11/3/13 at 12:07pm
post #14155 of 18107
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I think I need to go to equalisers anonymous - "My name is Nicholars and I can no longer listen to music without equalising it"
 

 

That's easily solved, just get the HE500 :smile:.

post #14156 of 18107
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Originally Posted by mlxx View Post
 

 

That's easily solved, just get the HE500 :smile:.

 

Any donations to thank for all my EQ'ing efforts? :D

post #14157 of 18107

Above EQ with basshead bass and better mids.

 

http://www.filedropper.com/flatbass0311

 

 

....... And i'm spent..... No more EQ for me

 

Please say THANKS if you like the EQ.... Nice to get some appreciation round here jeez :biggrin: 

post #14158 of 18107

Thanks for the EQ efforts!!!

 

I think I have given up EQ'ing too, the HE400 come close to sounding great but never quite make it. On some days I love them and on others I don't.

 

 Its time to move up to the big boys, the LCD3 and the HD800 on the Cavalli Liquid Gold.

Just put it on the cc :tongue_smile:.

post #14159 of 18107

I am the only one who... likes the HE 400 treble or rather is afriad to upgrade to the LCD 2/3/X becuase I'm scared I'll lose the Bright treble that I like 

post #14160 of 18107
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Originally Posted by mlxx View Post
 

Thanks for the EQ efforts!!!

 

I think I have given up EQ'ing too, the HE400 come close to sounding great but never quite make it. On some days I love them and on others I don't.

 

 Its time to move up to the big boys, the LCD3 and the HD800 on the Cavalli Liquid Gold.

Just put it on the cc :tongue_smile:.

 

Ahhh if only I had the money I would do that as well.... For poor people though this is a pretty damn good budget option, problem with going up to HE500 / LCD / HD800 is you need an amp as well which is another lump of cash, I could probably afford some HE500 soon but with the amp as well it gets rather expensive, especially compared to the £320 I paid for HE400 + Xonar STX.

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