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post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post


Would you mind posting a screen shot of what your Foobar equalizer looks like for us? I'd be interested to see what you do with the other frequencies that you mentioned.

 

Heya,


Depends on the headphone. For my Hifiman, I don't change much, just the sub-bass, because it can handle the bass frequencies becoming stronger and louder without it hurting the gooey, perfect mids that it has. So I equalize out everything and leave a healthy portion of bass, and a tiny touch of sugar on top. I do this for not all music, but for when I just feel like having a sub-bass treat with some electronic music. I do very different EQ's for different moods and different headphones of course. As well as my speakers too.

 

Here's a quick example of a sub-bass emphasis for my hifiman based on use with a 50 watt speaker amp (see above chain description):

 

 

 

I've not had problems with different equalizers in foobar, but I've read others have had them be buggy or crash or other things. Mine weirdly enough have not. This one is just called "Graphic Equalizer" and I'm using the 20 band version as it suits me. Works great.

 

Very best,

post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post


This thing puts the bass on overload lol, are you using it? Settings?

Not currently,  but when I tried it, it was fun. Try the recommended parameters by the author.

It seems to use psychoaccoustic to give an illusion of more bass, which is great if the headphone is unable to provide lot of bass even after eq.

One thing I don't like , is that the dsp rely on threshold, which means result will vary depending of volume level of original track.


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 1/29/13 at 6:19pm
post #18 of 19

Surprised there isn't much mention of parametric eq's, as it is a much better option than graphic. If I eq anything, it's usually just treble peaks around 2.5k and 7.5k. On my KNS8400's I drop those I believe 3db and 5db respectively, because they are very big peaks.  On other phones, I don't really touch them though. Smooths out any harsh brightness or sibilance completely though.

post #19 of 19

I rarely go past - or + 6db during mastering when using a parametric.

 

Most I have had to do was an addition of 18db at a particular frequency.

 

The short rule when EQ'ing...there are no rules.

 

The long rule when EQ'ing...EQ so as to do no harm to the music or your/the listeners ears.

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