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iPhone / iPod equalizer app for best music listening experience

post #1 of 111
Thread Starter 

Hi people,

 

Can anyone please share your iphone apps for the equalizer that is sounds best ?

 

I'm using my Iphone 4S and Fiio E1 with UE-700

post #2 of 111

EQu is easy to use.

Equalizer gives more pin point tweaking.

 

Sonicmaxpro gives all the fun of cowon BBE equalizing.

 

flacplayer app for playing FLAC.

post #3 of 111
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the reply,

 

at the moment I'm using DENON audio apps for the equalizer apps, but of course I'm still newbie in this world of sound, so yes glad to know about that.

 

Cheers.

post #4 of 111

That DENON app looks very much like the EQu app, and the DENON app is Free!

 

Nice find.

post #5 of 111
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

That DENON app looks very much like the EQu app, and the DENON app is Free!

 

Nice find.

Yes that's what I have just downloaded by searching from the iTunes :-)

 

and now I must learn how to set the equalizer correctly by manually adjusting the band.

post #6 of 111

Anyone use the Denon app and notice a noticeable drop in battery life? I seem to be using it to play in the past 2 days and noticed today that my battery drained really quickly? Am I the only one? 

post #7 of 111
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by zerogun View Post

Anyone use the Denon app and notice a noticeable drop in battery life? I seem to be using it to play in the past 2 days and noticed today that my battery drained really quickly? Am I the only one? 

Yes correct !

my iPhone 4S drop about 1% per minute :-|

post #8 of 111

After some consideration, I think I'm going to just have to sacrifice a little of the quality from the Denon Audio app for the stock music app from iOS. It simply isn't feasible to have Denon Audio drain my battery dry from just listening to music; from 99% this morning at 8:30 to a little after 10am, I'm down to less than a 60% charge just from using the DA app. No good to me if my batts are dead and I can't listen to music at all.


Edited by zerogun - 10/14/12 at 9:02pm
post #9 of 111
That Denon app is pretty cool. The audio eq is licensed from elephantcandy, the makers of EQu. I think I'll take sound quality over battery life but I have a touch, not an iPhone so it's okay if It runs low. I love how the Denon app has a queue system, something EQu is missing but EQu sounds a tad bit better to me.

I've tried Equalizer extensively but I just can't get the phenominal sub-bass that I can from EQu, but Equalizer is less battery intensive. Equalizer has a queue system, but the app is buggy overall and crashes on me frequently. Although the dev constantly updates it which is nice.

I've used the BBE app but don't like it at all.

Stereophonic's audio eq is also licensed from elephantcandy but the UI is dreadful.

Seems like I've used a couple other eq apps but can't remember them off the top of my head.

I keep going back to EQu for my eq needs but that Denon app has queuing funtionality so I think I'll try it out for a while and see if it beats out EQu for my needs.
post #10 of 111

I've tested equalizer (and helped the programmer with my feedbacks :p) when EqU was released i went for it as it had better sound quality and interface.

Finally they released Stereophonic and in an audio point of view it is the best sound you can get from you ios device for the moment. It has audio compressor that avoids hiss. Thanks to it is hard to get bass or treble saturation. It isn't as beautiful as the native app for sure but the first thing in my opinion is the sound quality !

 

EqU is good but can make hiss at certain time whereas stereophonic rocks

post #11 of 111

I have tried most if not all of them (free and paid) and two stand out - far above the rest.

 

The first is equalizer by Audioforge Labs - i believe it is $1.99  it is a full seven band parametric equalizer.  What makes it fantastic is that you create the EQ curves by drawing them with your finger.  it has a great decoding engine and plays FLAC as well.  you can save and share curves you create with others.  The interface is excellent and the sounds is superb.

 

The second and my favorite is Accudio by Goldenears.net.  it is $4.99 and worth every penny.   As you may or may not know goldenears.net is a Korean site (with an engish version) that does sophisticated measurements of headphones and earphones.  Based on these measurements they create correction curves that can make a $35 IEM (the apple dual BA and JVC FXC80 to be exact) sound better than most $300 and $400 IEMs.  I know this because I have experienced the magic of this app with these IEMs. They have over 300 IEM and headphones in their database and move being added each week.  The app, as well as the support button on the Accudio web page lists the corrected quality of each IEM or Can (from 1 to 5) - so you can buy the cans that get a 5 like i did in a few cases - and boy was it worth it) It also allows you to tweak these curves, it also has a 10 band parametric equalizer (but you use numbers and buttons to create the curve - no drawing) and a clone mode where you can make your cans sound like high-end Byers, Sens, etc.  The interface is really good, however the app developers are still on their first release of the app and there are a few nits they are addressing in the second version - right now it burns battery if you leave it "playing" after the music stops.  a small price to pay for truly amazing sound quality.

 

I believe this kind of app is the future of portable, high quality sound where measurement based high quality digitial signal processing is coupled with high bandwidth transducers.  The transducers may not have a perfect response curve out of the box, but the DSP system can correct it and you end up with a whole audio chain  that is vastly superior to the sum of its parts.

 

So for an investment of $7.00 (which would not even get you a listenable set of IEM with one exception) you can turn all of your modest or even high-end IEM or headphones (the corrected CAL! is the best on-ears headphone sound I have ever heard when couple with this app and I have over a dozen high-end cans to judge by)  you can go from good or great sound to in some cases simply sublime. 

 

Feel free to ask any questions about these or other EQ apps - again I have tried most if not all...

post #12 of 111
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Originally Posted by Wembely View Post

I have tried most if not all of them (free and paid) and two stand out - far above the rest.

 

The first is equalizer by Audioforge Labs - i believe it is $1.99  it is a full seven band parametric equalizer.  What makes it fantastic is that you create the EQ curves by drawing them with your finger.  it has a great decoding engine and plays FLAC as well.  you can save and share curves you create with others.  The interface is excellent and the sounds is superb.

 

The second and my favorite is Accudio by Goldenears.net.  it is $4.99 and worth every penny.   As you may or may not know goldenears.net is a Korean site (with an engish version) that does sophisticated measurements of headphones and earphones.  Based on these measurements they create correction curves that can make a $35 IEM (the apple dual BA and JVC FXC80 to be exact) sound better than most $300 and $400 IEMs.  I know this because I have experienced the magic of this app with these IEMs. They have over 300 IEM and headphones in their database and move being added each week.  The app, as well as the support button on the Accudio web page lists the corrected quality of each IEM or Can (from 1 to 5) - so you can buy the cans that get a 5 like i did in a few cases - and boy was it worth it) It also allows you to tweak these curves, it also has a 10 band parametric equalizer (but you use numbers and buttons to create the curve - no drawing) and a clone mode where you can make your cans sound like high-end Byers, Sens, etc.  The interface is really good, however the app developers are still on their first release of the app and there are a few nits they are addressing in the second version - right now it burns battery if you leave it "playing" after the music stops.  a small price to pay for truly amazing sound quality.

 

I believe this kind of app is the future of portable, high quality sound where measurement based high quality digitial signal processing is coupled with high bandwidth transducers.  The transducers may not have a perfect response curve out of the box, but the DSP system can correct it and you end up with a whole audio chain  that is vastly superior to the sum of its parts.

 

So for an investment of $7.00 (which would not even get you a listenable set of IEM with one exception) you can turn all of your modest or even high-end IEM or headphones (the corrected CAL! is the best on-ears headphone sound I have ever heard when couple with this app and I have over a dozen high-end cans to judge by)  you can go from good or great sound to in some cases simply sublime. 

 

Feel free to ask any questions about these or other EQ apps - again I have tried most if not all...

Thanks for sharing this i'm going to try it right now

post #13 of 111
Accudio rocks man !! I m pairing with ibasso t4 oh man just love it !!! The Devs really got it !! Lots of headphones are good and just need a good equalization + good amplification smily_headphones1.gif. Thank you very much
post #14 of 111
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wembely View Post

I have tried most if not all of them (free and paid) and two stand out - far above the rest.

 

The first is equalizer by Audioforge Labs - i believe it is $1.99  it is a full seven band parametric equalizer.  What makes it fantastic is that you create the EQ curves by drawing them with your finger.  it has a great decoding engine and plays FLAC as well.  you can save and share curves you create with others.  The interface is excellent and the sounds is superb.

 

The second and my favorite is Accudio by Goldenears.net.  it is $4.99 and worth every penny.   As you may or may not know goldenears.net is a Korean site (with an engish version) that does sophisticated measurements of headphones and earphones.  Based on these measurements they create correction curves that can make a $35 IEM (the apple dual BA and JVC FXC80 to be exact) sound better than most $300 and $400 IEMs.  I know this because I have experienced the magic of this app with these IEMs. They have over 300 IEM and headphones in their database and move being added each week.  The app, as well as the support button on the Accudio web page lists the corrected quality of each IEM or Can (from 1 to 5) - so you can buy the cans that get a 5 like i did in a few cases - and boy was it worth it) It also allows you to tweak these curves, it also has a 10 band parametric equalizer (but you use numbers and buttons to create the curve - no drawing) and a clone mode where you can make your cans sound like high-end Byers, Sens, etc.  The interface is really good, however the app developers are still on their first release of the app and there are a few nits they are addressing in the second version - right now it burns battery if you leave it "playing" after the music stops.  a small price to pay for truly amazing sound quality.

 

I believe this kind of app is the future of portable, high quality sound where measurement based high quality digitial signal processing is coupled with high bandwidth transducers.  The transducers may not have a perfect response curve out of the box, but the DSP system can correct it and you end up with a whole audio chain  that is vastly superior to the sum of its parts.

 

So for an investment of $7.00 (which would not even get you a listenable set of IEM with one exception) you can turn all of your modest or even high-end IEM or headphones (the corrected CAL! is the best on-ears headphone sound I have ever heard when couple with this app and I have over a dozen high-end cans to judge by)  you can go from good or great sound to in some cases simply sublime. 

 

Feel free to ask any questions about these or other EQ apps - again I have tried most if not all...

 

Thanks for sharing that bit about Accudio, I'll definitely have a look at that! I guess there isn't really any way around the battery drain issue with EQ apps...

 

***UPDATE***

 

I just downloaded Accudio, and I definitely have to say this app is really amazing. WIth the first few notes with their EQ settings on the current music I'm listening to, the detail has gone way up, now to just tune the bass a little more and I think I'll be good to go!


Edited by zerogun - 10/21/12 at 8:03pm
post #15 of 111

Another update on Accudio - this has got to be the best money spent on an EQ app hands down. A chock full of customization and the best part of my concern is that it's not a battery vampire. The only irk about it is, that it's a wee bit buggy, and it'll crash on you when you're switching settings etc. Otherwise, while you're listening it's all smooth sailing with smooth sound to boot.

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