NEW SETTINGS 6.12.14
as of 6.26.14 I've been have kept these settings, and have been very pleased. Of course the low shelf bass setting is probably the most "personal preference" type setting. You just never know how people will feel about bass in particular, and bass levels can vary greatly depending on the type of music you listen to.
One thing I've noticed about these headphones is that the 200hz setting is the most crucial to a more balanced sound. This mid bass hump causes some muddying of the overall frequency response.
However, depending on the type of music you listen to, you may never hear it. For example, if you really want to hear it try listening to something like Dave Matthews Band - before these crowded streets - stay. I like 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 muddied up, and easier to hear the difference with my eq settings on a track like this.
Even if all you do lower the 200hz frequency, it will make the biggest difference. Frankly i can see why many people don't use EQ with these headphones. Again, depending on the type of music you listen to, you may not hear much to complain about, and even with my settings you may not hear a great difference.
60 Hz Gain 2.0 dB Q 3.5
120 Hz Gain 2.0 dB (this is a low shelf setting, hence 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
If you want to translate these settings into any other EQ format, here is a site that converts Q to Octave.
Edited by Br777 - 6/25/14 at 9:49pm