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Placebo Power strikes again: iPod equalizer

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In summary: iPod owners - and "Creatives" who work in iSores - sorry, Apple Stores - get excited because they think they have discovered a way of setting a 10 band equalizer on the iPod. Then someone gets them to try an extreme setting and they realize it doesn't work and they have been hearing pure placebo:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/399487/ipod-custom-eq-yes-it-can-be-done

post #2 of 6

If they are getting to the 'rock' eq setting on their Ipod, there will be a difference from no EQ, just not the custom one they expect so perhaps not entirely placebo in all cases. Not going to find out what the circumstances are as I just don't care for EQ.


Edited by goodvibes - 2/11/13 at 5:19am
post #3 of 6
It's obvious that setting "full bass, no treble" is wrong for rock and that it can't possibly work. I wonder if any of these smartasses tried saving it as dubstep (or whatever stock preset is closest to that) and see what happens then. I'm pretty sure they would be surprised.

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post #4 of 6

It always amazes me how people refuse to perform extremely simple tests to see if something makes a difference to them. It looks like the the TC never even tried testing extreme settings, but rather just trusted people's word for it.

post #5 of 6
I like how they use an email from Jerry Harvey, the designer, to prove this as a fact. And even after it has been refuted, here's what Jerry Harvey has to say about $400 cables for CIEMs:

http://www.moon-audio.com/moon-audio-silver-dragon-jh3a-iem-cable.html

Yeah, Jerry Harvey, why should we trust this guy...
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Originally Posted by leogodoy View Post

I like how they use an email from Jerry Harvey, the designer, to prove this as a fact. And even after it has been refuted, here's what Jerry Harvey has to say about $400 cables for CIEMs:

http://www.moon-audio.com/moon-audio-silver-dragon-jh3a-iem-cable.html

Yeah, Jerry Harvey, why should we trust this guy...


Yeah, and more insterestingly, Moon Audio mantains contact with such a plethora of audio experts that they must cite the same guy twice! :D

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