Hello all. EQ is for all of us, I know how you all feel about trying to stay pure and all. There is no pure. Everything we listen to has been EQ , compressed a few times during the recording process. It even goes from dsd to analog and back a few times as well. As there is now way of EQ or modding the sound in dsd . So what I am proposing is try it. I am annoying some people here and that is fine. I am not looking to covert just open up some peoples here ears a little. My office rig is really expensive by most standars but instill use the EQ . Even on dsd 128. Why it's the cans and over all sound sig I am looking to tailor for me. It is a shame we buy all this expensive equipment and have no dad at all. There was a time no one would by a preamp with out the basic treble and bass and if it was the better mocdles you had a mid as well. Some people here approach this thought as un pure and altering the recording. Well not one of us was there when they mixed it. And the headphones and or speakers they used to mix are cheaper then what we use to listen to it.
For us that have cars or small home radio,s even a Bose . Don't you notice that most all music sounds the same on them. This is because they limit what sounds get reproduced .
We do not so all sounds come through even the ones the recording engineer did not even notice or hear. What I would really like to see is an EQ thread for us all.
And here is a another bit of info. We cannot hear a 1 or most us even 2 db cutt or increase. And I know the golden ear people will say they hear a 1/2 db bull. Only with speakers can I hear about 2 db for sure and with headphones not reall. This is why I say if you cut start at 3 db the same goes for increase. We have been dipped into thinking all of our equipment is all perfect and maybe even though it is not it's close. But we do not hear that way at all. And as indivuals it's even more changed. It's a shame we all buy expensive products and do not try to get the most out of them by buying even more accessories to try and change the sound. I laugh at that when we all have EQ right there. But no we cannot we need to go spend 300 more on a wire that will give more sound stage or whatever that claims to do and of course we all hear the change right. Well the EQ is there and if you think I am wrong get someone to help and do a blind fold and chNge the EQ . No one here will hear a change of anything less or increase of two db. Even though 3 db is a crease or decrease of 50% in change . We do not here flat . For those who nay fine . But for the people who will try it. Do it , but be stuck in a rut of supposed perfection where there is none to be had in the forts place . And if you think your amp is neutral it is not but I can say I own the hdvd800. And weather I use the dac inside or 40 k dac with the hd800 it's is overwhelmingly bright. And I am 57 years old too.
Ok bring on the bashes now !
Well stated. Thank you. I haven't needed EQ for the 800 but have used it to bring up bass on AKG 702 without feeling guilty...at all! Every HP can use a tug here or there without losing its integrity. (My face could certainly use same!)