Every time. They see me equalizing. They hate'n.
I'm actually shopping for a high quality hardware equalizer in the 16~30 band area. Hard to find one that is high quality, not noisy and messy and low grade, that would work with headphones and not just meant for outdoor speaker ensembles. One day! I am actually a little nostalgic of old stereos that I had growing up that had equalizer bars on the front, stock. They don't exist these days, they assume you have it under control digitally now. I want the bands back with knobs and buttons to turn and push.
Why? Because no headphone and no speaker setup is perfect stock for my taste.
I have access to a bunch of pro audio 31 band EQs. One I use a lot (not really for headphones but for pro audio) is a BSS opal
I have an Audio Research & Technology (ART) EQ355 31 band per channel. It is quiet, has dual 6db/12db range, clip indicators and volume level control for each channel.
I use EQ a lot for older recordings; the older tape machines in studios had a background hiss around 6hz. With the narrow bands I can drop that without altering the sound. And when I get in the mood for BOOM listening.............
What HP bumps and dips?? I can make them do anything I want. Loads of fun