Last new eq settings 6.12.14
Its currently 1.3.15, and since 6.26.14 I've used these settings, and I'm still very pleased.
One thing I've noticed about these headphones is that lowering the 200hz setting is the most crucial to a more balanced sound. The es5's mid bass hump causes muddying of the entire frequency response.
If you really want to hear the difference between the stock sound and my eq settings clearly, try listening to something like Dave Matthews Band - before these crowded streets - stay. I like using this track because it is very busy. It has male and female vocals, violin, saxophone, a plethora of drums and cymbals, a busy bass line and so on. Its easy to hear things getting muddy without eq. Even if all you do lower the 200hz frequency, you will likely understand what I'm experiencing.
The 120Hz setting is a low shelf
60 Hz Gain 2.0 dB Q 3.5
120 Hz Gain 2.0 dB Q On rockbox this will be .7 Otherwise, since this is a low shelf setting there is no Q
200 Hz Gain -4.0 dB Q 0.4
1450 Hz Gain -2.0 dB Q 2.0
3000 Hz Gain 2.5 dB Q 2.9
4500 Hz Gain 2.0 dB Q 4.8
7400 Hz Gain 1.5 dB Q 4.8
12000 Hz Gain -3.0 dB Q 1.4
These are rockbox settings which uses "Q". If you want to translate these settings into any other EQ format, here is a site that converts Q to Octave.
Edited by Br777 - 1/3/15 at 11:44am