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post #3496 of 12307

So here is hopefully my last eq attempt.

This was adjusted by ear, rather than relying on some measurements found on the net.

And below, explanations of the parts of curve.

 

 

 

Boost in 1300 - 2500 hz region: put vocals more forward , make them more euphonic
Large drop after 2500 hz : reduce sibilance
Cavity after 10 khz: treble is reduced, more relaxing
Below 150 hz: boosting sub bass

 

With this eq, the recording "Point de suture" from Mylene Farmer sounds much less sibilant, and more euphonic .

Works with other stuff too.

 

It's not so easy to eq the hd800, because you mess up either  the clean sound or tightness of bass.

I tried to preserve both ( clean sound & tight bass) , by adopting a solution , that combine minimum phase  & linear phase eq-ing.

post #3497 of 12307
Cheaper ti sell the HD800 and buy LCD-2. wink.gif
post #3498 of 12307
Also,hardware EQ works better for the HD800...as compared to software EQ.
post #3499 of 12307
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

Cheaper ti sell the HD800 and buy LCD-2. wink.gif
Definitely not worth the downgrade for the majority, unfortunately.
post #3500 of 12307
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post


Definitely not worth the downgrade for the majority, unfortunately.


Agreed.

 

Its the clarity and spaciousness and uncolored balanced sound that grabbed me. No other headphone does it like the HD800.

post #3501 of 12307
Hehe it's one of the reasons I kept the HD800 over it.
post #3502 of 12307
Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

..Its the clarity and spaciousness and uncolored balanced sound that grabbed me. No other headphone does it like the HD800.

 

Sennheiser-made, "crack cocaine." It's so addictive.

post #3503 of 12307

for the whole life i can only dreaming to get freely-crazy with all my favorite rock band...but tonight..i would confess my self...very thanks to Sennheiser for their HD800...making me being there under-grounded with all my favorite rock band and get so crazily satisfied..."NEVER say u enjoy your rock music until u plugging HD800 on your head ! Cheers my frenz !

post #3504 of 12307
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Originally Posted by silversurfer616 View Post

Also,hardware EQ works better for the HD800...as compared to software EQ.

 

Can you provide a comparison for say 10 hardware and software EQ's? I'm sure you have tried them all with intimate knowledge on their usage. popcorn.gif

post #3505 of 12307
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Can you provide a comparison for say 10 hardware and software EQ's? I'm sure you have tried them all with intimate knowledge on their usage. popcorn.gif

I believe that most known hardware eq, has been more or less faithfully imitated with softwares solution. I  liked the eq , spl passeq (that is supposed to reproduce faithfully the hardware).

There's a head-fier praising how good the hd800 sounds with spl passeq here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/557013/my-hd800-never-sounded-this-good

The setting suggested was too much bass for me.

 

Analog eq, are kind of minimum phase eq, with I guess some pleasing distortions.

There are also some predefined frequency positions, that might help to reach easily pleasing results.

post #3506 of 12307

JRiver... Parametric EQ... done.

post #3507 of 12307
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Originally Posted by hekeli View Post

Can you provide a comparison for say 10 hardware and software EQ's? I'm sure you have tried them all with intimate knowledge on their usage. popcorn.gif

Do like the subliminal sharpness of your comment which indicates to me an unresolved,non - headphone related issue.
Still,in my system hardware EQ works better than software EQ and I only share my experience and I don't want to convert anybody;after all,I only have my own ears and not your's.
post #3508 of 12307

Whatever eq, makes you happy.

I experienced strange phenomenon while playing with eq, I mean I can't believe that I could be that much sensitive

to variations as small as 0.1 db in the treble area (at least with the hd800). And this , even with smooth slopes used.

By analogy , it as if I was holding a sparkling stone, and there's wide variation of the sparkling depending of your view point.

This phenomenon  discouraged me a bit for eq-ing.

And in other hand , I imagine that people could appreciate even very small variations of frequency response,

that could occur with their rig.

post #3509 of 12307
I only use JRiver and was never happy with whatever EQ software I have tried as it puts a thin layer of veil on the music.
This doesn't happen with the hardware EQ on my vintage Pioneer SX1010.....clarity intact with lots of meat around it.
post #3510 of 12307
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Originally Posted by silversurfer616 View Post

I only use JRiver and was never happy with whatever EQ software I have tried as it puts a thin layer of veil on the music.
 

Try  fabfilter pro q, in minimum phase mode... No veil for me.

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