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post #76 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by DNZGamer View Post

Gonna try to turn this topic into a glossary of EQ settings. Please post in this format:

 

Brand Model EQ Program
Audio Technica ATH-CKS77 Balanced Realtek Onboard
Denon AH-D2000 Balanced Electri-Q
Denon DN-HP700 Balanced Realtek Onboard
M-Audio Q40 Balanced Realtek Onboard
Panasonic  HTF600 Balanced Realtek Onboard
Sony  XB500 Balanced Realtek Onboard
V-Moda  Crossfade LP2 Balanced Realtek Onboard

 

 

Hopefully this will help a lot of us audiophiles who are struggling (or just lazy) with EQ tweaks. Bass Boost and Neutral EQs would probably be in top demand but that is just my opinion :D

 

Maybe some posters can make EQ requests for the veteran equalizers here to answer.

 

Great posts so far, keep them coming please!

 

 

 

It's funny because I just got the 990's and they are the first headphones I've owned that I haven't wanted to EQ at all. Hehe. The 880's I'd add some bass to but otherwise not touch.

 

I'll post some of my EQ settings below. These are for use with any EQ that accepts plain text input in the general EQ format.

 

HD419

 

Filter Settings file

Room EQ V5.01
Dated: 29.02.2012 20:04:50

Notes:HD419 Equal Loudness q of 2.8 is 1/2 octave  q of 1 is 1 1/3 octave

Equaliser: Generic
No measurement
Filter  1: OFF PK       Fc    20.0 Hz  Gain   0.0 dB  Q  1.00
Filter  2: OFF PK       Fc    30.0 Hz  Gain   0.0 dB  Q  2.00
Filter  3: OFF PK       Fc    40.0 Hz  Gain   0.0 dB  Q  2.00   
Filter  4: OFF PK       Fc    50.0 Hz  Gain   0.0 dB  Q  2.76   
Filter  5: OFF PK       Fc    60.0 Hz  Gain   0.0 dB  Q  4.00   
Filter  6: ON  PK       Fc    150.0 Hz  Gain -10.0 dB  Q  1.00   
Filter  7: ON  PK       Fc    2600.0 Hz  Gain   -2 dB  Q  5.0  
Filter  8: ON  PK       Fc    4200.0 Hz  Gain   8 dB  Q  6.0  
Filter  9: ON  PK       Fc    3343.0 Hz  Gain   -1.0 dB  Q  5.00   
Filter 10: OFF PK       Fc    6000.0 Hz  Gain   0.0 dB  Q  10.00   
Filter 11: OFF PK       Fc    7000.0 Hz  Gain   0.0 dB  Q  5.00   
Filter 12: ON  PK       Fc    8500.0 Hz  Gain   2.0 dB  Q  6.00    
Filter 13: OFF PK       Fc    9000.0 Hz  Gain   0.0 dB  Q  6.00
Filter 14: OFF PK       Fc    10430.0 Hz  Gain  0.0 dB  Q  8.00   
Filter 15: OFF PK       Fc    11000.0 Hz  Gain   0.2 dB  Q  4.32   
Filter 16: OFF PK       Fc    6952.0 Hz  Gain   0.0 dB  Q  10.00   
Filter 17: OFF PK       Fc    5586.0 Hz  Gain   0.0 dB  Q  5   
Filter 18: OFF PK       Fc    7536.0 Hz  Gain   0.0 dB  Q  5.00   
Filter 19: ON  PK       Fc    15000.0 Hz  Gain   8.0 dB  Q  2.0
Filter 20: OFF None   
 

 

 

 

Q701

Filter Settings file

Room EQ V5.01
Dated: 29.02.2012 20:04:50

Notes:Q701 q of 2.8 is 1/2 octave  q of 1 is 1 1/3 octave

Equaliser: Generic
No measurement
Filter  1: ON  PK       Fc    20.0 Hz  Gain   4.0 dB  Q  1.00
Filter  2: ON  PK       Fc    30.0 Hz  Gain   3.0 dB  Q  2.00
Filter  3: ON  PK       Fc    40.0 Hz  Gain   3.0 dB  Q  2.00   
Filter  4: ON  PK       Fc    50.0 Hz  Gain   3.0 dB  Q  2.76   
Filter  5: ON  PK       Fc    60.0 Hz  Gain   4.0 dB  Q  4.00   
Filter  6: ON  PK       Fc    2000.0 Hz  Gain   -2.0 dB  Q  8.00   
Filter  7: ON  PK       Fc    3000.0 Hz  Gain   2.7 dB  Q  2.89  
Filter  8: ON  PK       Fc    4000.0 Hz  Gain   2.5 dB  Q  2.48  
Filter  9: ON  PK       Fc    5000.0 Hz  Gain   2.7 dB  Q  6.02   
Filter 10: OFF PK       Fc    6000.0 Hz  Gain   0.0 dB  Q  10.00   
Filter 11: ON  PK       Fc    7000.0 Hz  Gain   -3.0 dB  Q  5.00   
Filter 12: ON  PK       Fc    8000.0 Hz  Gain   -2.0 dB  Q  6.00    
Filter 13: ON  PK       Fc    9000.0 Hz  Gain   -3.0 dB  Q  6.00
Filter 14: ON  PK       Fc    10000.0 Hz  Gain   2.0 dB  Q  7.00   
Filter 15: ON  PK       Fc    11000.0 Hz  Gain   2.2 dB  Q  4.32   
Filter 16: OFF PK       Fc    12000.0 Hz  Gain   0.0 dB  Q  10.00   
Filter 17: ON  PK       Fc    13000.0 Hz  Gain   4.0 dB  Q  3.82   
Filter 18: OFF PK       Fc    14000.0 Hz  Gain   0.0 dB  Q  10.00   
Filter 19: ON  PK       Fc    15000.0 Hz  Gain   5.0 dB  Q  2.54
Filter 20: OFF None

 

 

 

MDR-V6

Filter Settings file

Room EQ V5,01
Dated: 29.02.2012 20:04:50

Notes:MDR-V6 q of 2.8 is 1/2 octave  q of 1 is 1 1/3 octave

Equaliser: Generic
No measurement
 
Filter  6: ON  PK       Fc    120,0 Hz  Gain   -2,0 dB  Q  2.8,00   
Filter  7: ON  PK       Fc    6000,0 Hz  Gain   4,0 dB  Q  10,00
 
Filter 13: ON  PK       Fc    16000,0 Hz  Gain   8,0 dB  Q  1,00   
Filter 14: OFF None   
Filter 15: OFF None   
Filter 16: OFF None   
Filter 17: OFF None   
Filter 18: OFF None   
Filter 19: OFF None   
Filter 20: OFF None

post #77 of 91

My audio-technica ATH-M50 balanced EQ using SineGen and Equalizer for iOS:

 

 

Settings:

 

375 Hz: +2, Q=2

3600 Hz: +3, Q=4.319

4500 Hz: -4, Q=4.319

5800 Hz: +2, Q=4.319

9100 Hz: -6, Q=4.319

post #78 of 91

complete noob here but....

 

has anyone tested a good EQ setting for the T1's?

so far, mines are just flat

post #79 of 91
Resurrecting the thread. smily_headphones1.gif

JVC S500

Android Poweramp (Meizu MX3 Flyme 3.6.1):

Tonal settings:
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EQ:
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Explanation:
Brings more detail into mids, improves soundstage, lifts the veil and makes the bass range more alive/impactful without disrupting the lovely sounding mid-bass (no boominess).
Edited by SmOgER - 3/5/15 at 3:23am
post #80 of 91

I've been fine-tuning my superlux HD681F for a while. They are supposedly 'flat' and I suppose they are flatter than many. But like etymotics, they're still not flat.

 

 

I've yet to crack how to get the bass perfect, but I'm happy with this for the meantime.

 

I should add that for my tastes as a loud listener, I find vocals tend to be too forward/intense on a lot of naively mixed music. I take out 6db around 1000Hz. Sounds a lot less 'boxy', but of course you can nip that out. I believe the difference is more or less smallish room vs large or open arena; I prefer the latter

 

the biggest difference is at about 3000Hz, as with etymotics. A rough and ready equalisation takes it out and I get a MASSIVE improvement and the bass comes alive.

 

the main settings are -6db at 3000Hz (most important one), -3db at 70Hz, -4db at 120Hz, -8db at 600Hz approximates a couple of settings in to one.

 

Adding in 5db at 20Hz is nice if you can do it on your machine.

 

 

 

These are APO equalizer settings (ready for a copy/paste):

 

 

 

###BEGIN

 

 

#Capitalised first letter to enable, otherwise disabled

#disable to leave bass 'natural' and to avoid bass distraction

 

Eval: finetuned = (1 == 1)

If: finetuned

#nice bass

 

Filter  3: ON  PK       Fc   20 Hz  Gain 5  dB BW Oct 2

 

Filter  3: ON  PK       Fc   70 Hz  Gain -3 dB BW Oct 1

Filter  3: ON  PK       Fc   120 Hz  Gain -4 dB BW Oct 1

Filter  6: ON  PK       Fc   443 Hz  Gain -1.0 dB BW Oct 0.25

Filter  4: ON  PK       Fc   550 Hz  Gain -2 dB BW Oct 0.25

Filter  4: ON  PK       Fc   500 Hz  Gain -4 dB BW Oct 0.5

 

Filter  4: ON  PK       Fc   750 Hz  Gain -3.5 dB BW Oct 0.5

 

Filter  4: ON  PK       Fc   1500 Hz  Gain 3 dB BW Oct 0.25

 

EndIf:


#experimental for vocals and some piano - seems to work - see agnes obel piano falling catching
Filter  4: ON  PK       Fc   1000 Hz  Gain -6.5 dB BW Oct 1

 

 

If: finetuned
Filter  4: ON  PK       Fc   2000 Hz  Gain -2.0 dB BW Oct .5
EndIf:

 

#big hump, diffuse field theory of headphone design, which doesn't work for me at all. Taken it out.

#same problem with etymotics

Filter  5: ON  PK       Fc   3070 Hz  Gain -9 dB BW Oct 0.5


If: finetuned
Filter  5: ON  PK       Fc   4100 Hz  Gain 2 dB BW Oct 0.1
Filter  5: ON  PK       Fc   5000 Hz  Gain 7 dB BW Oct 0.20
Filter  5: ON  PK       Fc   5586 Hz  Gain -2 dB BW Oct 0.10
Filter  4: ON  PK       Fc   5372 Hz  Gain -2 dB BW Oct 0.01

Filter  4: ON  PK       Fc   5446 Hz  Gain -2 dB BW Oct 0.01

EndIf:

 

#enable to reduce and avoid treble distraction
filter 2: ON PK Fc 8000 HZ Gain -8 dB BW Oct 1

 

 

###END


Edited by theequalizer - 3/30/15 at 10:40am
post #81 of 91
Well call it for what it is. Recessing mids is your preference and nothing else, by doing so you are walking away from a neutral sound, so you can't call it like that anymore :P

boosting 20-100hz range and taming 8-9khz on these cans is understandable, but mids are perfectly flat as it is.
post #82 of 91

Any suggestions for EQ on DT 880 if I'm interested in reducing the treble and boosting the bass? They're too bright for me, especially in combination with my current amp.

 

I'm using Equalizer APO. I'd be interested in a full example config.

post #83 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmOgER View Post

Well call it for what it is. Recessing mids is your preference and nothing else, by doing so you are walking away from a neutral sound, so you can't call it like that anymore :P

boosting 20-100hz range and taming 8-9khz on these cans is understandable, but mids are perfectly flat as it is.

 

Which one are you thinking of? The 1000Hz dip or the 3000Hz dipped bump? 

 

The 3000Hz bump in etymotics and the superlux is based on audio theory and it sounds like crap. And it's not flat. You can clearly hear it. It causes both bass and treble to recede drastically. A lot of headphones have it and it's taken out by HTFR head related transfer function calculations in reviews, but I don't think it should be. It's totally present when you listen to a sine sweep. HRTF theory is something to be circumspect about.

 

The 1000Hz dip I've wired in, which you can take out, definately does recede the mids. But the thing is that the case here isn't clear cut. The effect of audio in a typical club/performance-in-an-smaller-enclosed space has just exactly that boxy/roomy sound you can hear if you don't dip. In addition it's around that area that vocals sound over intense when a naive mix puts the vocals artificially forward. That would be ok for a quiet listener or those who are obsessed with vocals, but loud listeners and those who like the whole ensemble, it makes all the rest recede annoyingly.

 

So it's arguable that the roughly 800-1000Hz dip, which is notably popular among the audio non-purists, is in fact closer to real-world flat. I reckon the purists have been beguiled in to making a major error. Ultimately it just sounds a whole lot better. There's no point being a purist when non-purist audio sounds better. Maybe when mixes stop trying to manipulate us it won't be needed any more. In any case, it;s also quite likely that it's something to do with using flat speakers in a recording stuidio: that it doesn't achieve a flat result.


Edited by theequalizer - 3/30/15 at 3:55pm
post #84 of 91

While we're about it, here's my latest etymotics (HF2/3/5 with output impedance below Ohms/8 ie, clip+/zip etc or the O2).

 

I forgot preamping, but here I include it.

 

Preamp: -7  dB

 

Filter  3: ON  LS       Fc   40 Hz  Gain 7  dB Q 2.8
Filter  3: ON  PK       Fc   130 Hz  Gain -3.5 dB Q 2.8

Filter  3: ON  PK       Fc   650 Hz  Gain -4.5 dB Q 2.8

Filter  3: ON  PK       Fc   1000 Hz  Gain -6 dB Q 1.4

Filter  3: ON  PK       Fc   2900 Hz  Gain -5 dB Q 1.4

Filter  3: ON  PK       Fc   8500 Hz  Gain -8 dB Q 4.8

 

 

Again, dipping at 1000Hz and taking out the bogus 3000Hz bump.

post #85 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by porridgecup View Post
 

Any suggestions for EQ on DT 880 if I'm interested in reducing the treble and boosting the bass? They're too bright for me, especially in combination with my current amp.

 

I'm using Equalizer APO. I'd be interested in a full example config.

 

I don't have these but I've just looked at the innerfidelity graph and you might like to try taking out the 3000Hz hump that I mentioned in my two recent posts. To flatten the hump the graph may lead you to think that -12db is needed. However, in real life, not measurements headphones, it should be about -5db. But I'm the resident whacko and a headphone theory denier.

 

Filter  3: ON  PK       Fc   3000 Hz  Gain -5 dB Q 1.4

 

The 3000Hz hump is often experienced as rasping treble, not exactly brightness, but you never know, it may do the trick. Personally, I find it's usually good enough to get a feel for things to simply use my clip's treble to adjust until the treble isn't making high hats etc distracting.

post #86 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by theequalizer View Post
 

 

 

The 3000Hz hump is often experienced as rasping treble, not exactly brightness, but you never know, it may do the trick. Personally, I find it's usually good enough to get a feel for things to simply use my clip's treble to adjust until the treble isn't making high hats etc distracting.

 

I need to qualify that. The treble control on the clip has nothing to do with the rasping treble of the 3000Hz hump. High hats etc are much higher. So I'm suggesting the combo to temporarily solve your problem. And I forgot to mention that taking out that 3000Hz hump will result in you putting up the volume which will bring the bass up.

post #87 of 91

20-50 infrasonics, kick drum, pipe organ, room acoustics,

50-100 bass instruments lowest notes, bass guitar, timpani, kick drum, left side of piano

100-800 lower tenor range of human voice, instrument wood like guitar body, piano enclosure etc.

500-3000 - human voice

1000-8000 snare drums, main notes of acoustic guitar (not pick noise, finger slides, etc or upper harmonics)

5000-10000 most of the energy of cymbals, higher harmonics of many instruments

10000-15000 upper harmonics and noise, cymbal sizzle, bell like tones on smaller stringed instruments, all upper harmonics especially string instruments like violin, harp, harpsichord,

post #88 of 91

Very subtile for me... +3db at 32 Hz on all the cans in my profile.  Theres very little musical content here, its mainly sub-octave resonance and room acoustics in some live recordings.

 

 

Except the SennGrado with Zonk G-cush pads gets a little bass cleanup:


Edited by kramer5150 - 4/7/15 at 9:59pm
post #89 of 91
theequalizer, you are seemingly making a newbie mistake. Your assumption about the soundstage is wrong. The only reason why do you think it's wider when you RECESS the mids is because that makes the perceived gain lower, just lower the volume and it will have the same effect. I understand what made you think that way, but your ears simply got you tricked. There are actually very very few decent headphones out there which would benefit from recessing midrange (certainly not by 6db), most of them have it already (slightly) recessed to a varying degree.
Edited by SmOgER - 4/9/15 at 2:08pm
post #90 of 91

6 db at 3 khz is well within normal variation in hrtf. Any time you spend bickering about whether the lower treble needs cutting or not is wasted.

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