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post #136 of 151
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Originally Posted by esmBOS View Post

works with spotify for me!

Well, I just don't really feel like using EQ if I can't use it for everything :/

post #137 of 151
It should work with everything. I have no idea why it wouldn't work for you with Spotify, it does for me.
post #138 of 151

I don't know, really. It seems it just doesn't work for all programs in general, yet they are all going through the windows mixer..

 

Anyone here who has some knowledge in EQ'ing? When EQ'ing my modded hd800 I'm not sure whether I should EQ down a 'peak' around 7.5 kHz. Reason why, is because I seem to remember that's a resonant frequency within the ear canal, meaning it would occur naturally, headphones or not, no?

post #139 of 151

Well, sweet.  The Equalizer APO software worked perfect for me on Windows 8.  I used the Peace GUI interface to control it. Really nice to have 1 EQ controlling everything!

post #140 of 151
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post
 

I don't know, really. It seems it just doesn't work for all programs in general, yet they are all going through the windows mixer..

 

Anyone here who has some knowledge in EQ'ing? When EQ'ing my modded hd800 I'm not sure whether I should EQ down a 'peak' around 7.5 kHz. Reason why, is because I seem to remember that's a resonant frequency within the ear canal, meaning it would occur naturally, headphones or not, no?

It does work for everything! Have you run Configurator.exe in EqualizerAPO folder? You have to specify which audio outputs you want to be configured by the APO.

post #141 of 151
Of course I have and it works fine for foobar for example. Not spotify, though.
post #142 of 151
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

Of course I have and it works fine for foobar for example. Not spotify, though.

You are doing something wrong then, mine works for foobar, spotify, mediamonkey, + 2 other usb headsets and so on.

post #143 of 151

If you got the EqAPO working with one software then it should work with others as well ... unless you set the playback software output to use WASAPI Exclusive mode, ASIO or other driver API which bypasses the system APO features ... or your playback software uses HW accelerated OpenAL for output ... or your playback software disables audio enhancements. (check the EqualizerAPO Wiki documentation).

post #144 of 151
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Originally Posted by jiiteepee View Post
 

If you got the EqAPO working with one software then it should work with others as well ... unless you set the playback software output to use WASAPI Exclusive mode, ASIO or other driver API which bypasses the system APO features ... or your playback software uses HW accelerated OpenAL for output ... or your playback software disables audio enhancements. (check the EqualizerAPO Wiki documentation).

Perhaps..

post #145 of 151

EqualizerAPO v0.9 been released lately.

Binaries/src: http://sourceforge.net/projects/equalizerapo/files/ 

Wiki: http://sourceforge.net/p/equalizerapo/wiki/Configuration%20reference/

 

I have not checked other but the documentation of the new EqAPO 0.9 and by that I suppose GUI's I've done for v0.8x needs to be updated before those can be used with this new version. I'll update those GUI's ASAP.

EDIT: Installed the v. 0.9 and tried my GUI software ... no issues which I was expecting ....

 

BTW, as v. 0.9 supports now custom filters (IIR) ... there are coefficients for RIAA (vinyl) and CD de-emphasis filters listed @ http://jiiteepee.tripod.com/home.html


Edited by jiiteepee - 8/12/14 at 2:35pm
post #146 of 151
  1. Download the Equalizer APO setup for your version of Windows (32 or 64 bit). If you are unsure if you need the 32 or the 64 bit version, you can open Start Menu -> Control Panel -> System and look up the system type.
  2. Execute the setup program and follow the instructions. Remember your installation path if you don't use the default of C:\Program Files\EqualizerAPO . From here on, for better readability it is assumed that you use the default path.
  3. During the installation process the program Configurator.exe will be run. Make sure that you select the correct audio device to install the APO to. If you are unsure you can open Start Menu -> Control Panel -> Sound and look for the default output device. If you need to install the APO to other audio devices later (Express sound Card), you can run the program again from C:\Program Files\EqualizerAPO\Configurator.exe .
  4. After the installation finished, you should allow the reboot of your system. This is needed because the newly installed APO will not be used immediately but only after the audio service is restarted.
  5. When the system has rebooted, the APO should be active. This will only be noticable by a small reduction in volume and a mild low frequency boost, because this is what the example configuration file specifies. To change the APO's behaviour to something more useful, you can now read the Configuration chapter.

 

I use jut about the same external sound car you do:

Creative X-Fi Notebook Express sound card

Widows 7 64Bite

 

I have few question high lited on red, could you please help me out whit these Installation, please?

Goals of USE:

WMP

VLC

Online (vFirefox 32.0.2)

 

Thank you for you response!

 

Art M

post #147 of 151

Installed APO EQ software on my Dell Laptop.

Rebooted.

Did not change APO settings.

Unchecked "Disable all enhancements" in sound options.

 

 

And....

Nothing!

 

No sound at all.

If I check "Disable all enhancements", the sound is back again.

 

Uninstalling APO EQ allows me to uncheck "Disable all enhancements", while still having sound.

This implies, that the problem is caused by APO software somehow...

 

Could anyone assist?


Edited by TomM - 10/7/14 at 8:55am
post #148 of 151

I can get this working great with my Titanium Hd, great for games, but my external Musical fidelity usb dac isnt working with it.  Nothing happens when the eq is enabled.  This is a shame as i prefer to use the Dac directly for Spotify.  

 

Both are ticked in the config.  

 

 

 

The eq is a life send for my studio monitors and room correction, thanks so much to the dev.  Any on getting the musical fidelity to work? Thanks! 


Edited by fluidz - 11/2/14 at 8:56am
post #149 of 151
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Originally Posted by fluidz View Post
 

I can get this working great with my Titanium Hd, great for games, but my external Musical fidelity usb dac isnt working with it.  Nothing happens when the eq is enabled.  This is a shame as i prefer to use the Dac directly for Spotify.  

 

Both are ticked in the config.  

 

 

 

The eq is a life send for my studio monitors and room correction, thanks so much to the dev.  Any on getting the musical fidelity to work? Thanks! 

 

Hmm... if there is S/PDIF path available then just get a cable to connect X-Fi -- M DAC through S/PDIF.

BTW, does M DAC have dedicated USB audio driver or is it using system generic driver?

post #150 of 151

OK, I updated my GUI software... now there are 64-bit versions included. http://jiiteepee.tripod.com/home.html

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