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post #16 of 19

No EQ is as crisp as it gets, I love to ramp up the 30-60hz band though, but it still won't muddy up the sound if you attune the Db level enough.

post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

- output impedance varies from device to device, which can account for a perceived change in frequency response as well; on the iphone I think the output impedance is a bit high, which can result in a louder bass and thus perceived increase in quality

 

For the OP, I'd indeed try an EQ that takes away nothing but some energy around 100 Hz and seeing if that improves on the muddiness.

 

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Originally Posted by Roller View Post

Read the context. The discussion is about EQing and EQing alone.

 

Which is what I was pointing out. EQ vs. no EQ (which is a small subset of the chain of alteration the source goes through) rather than altered vs. unaltered (which is on a completely different scale). To me it seems that in this very context making an altered/unaltered statement beelines into the depths of the mind to leave an impression that using EQ tramples on and spoils some supposed natural purity of a recording. Whether people like to EQ or not I've no issue with.

post #18 of 19

The big thing of EQ vs sound quality also comes down to the implementation of the EQ itself. Does it affect just those waveforms with a fundamental in that range? Does it affect the harmonics in waveforms of lower frequency? Poor implementations will also add phase shift, which will affect spacial cues in the midrange. Is any of that even perceptible to the common listener? Etc.

post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by vid View Post

 

Which is what I was pointing out. EQ vs. no EQ (which is a small subset of the chain of alteration the source goes through) rather than altered vs. unaltered (which is on a completely different scale). To me it seems that in this very context making an altered/unaltered statement beelines into the depths of the mind to leave an impression that using EQ tramples on and spoils some supposed natural purity of a recording. Whether people like to EQ or not I've no issue with.

 

Fair enough. It comes down to semantics to an extent, but I get what you mean.

The brain does processing on its own, which can be skewed through EQing, but it seems that, overall, the OP prefers his sound EQ'd.

And I'm sorry if I sounded harsh, that wasn't my intention frown.gif

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