Originally Posted by AmberOzL
Well if you guys really need parametric EQ that much, I can say maybe you chose wrong headphone/iems. All my life I never used EQ and found it unnatural hence never needed. If I want coloration, headphone/iem can do it.
However, James always listen to us, so maybe if possible he can do some things in the future with FW update or something. Then again I say it: it sounds absurd to me that this can be a deal breaker for some. Every person has their own needs apparently.
Parametric EQ can be added via firmware and it can be easily defeatable like any other EQ. When PEQ is off, it would not change anything.
PEQ is about reducing unnatural coloration instead of adding it (cutting unnatural peaks is a better way to use PEG than boosting bass). I use PEQ, because my other not-so-perfect headphones need a slight tweak in FR. My perfect headphones are LCD-2s, but they heat up my ears, are too heavy and not quite portable to wear long-term. PEQ rescues me there.
With that said, X5's current 10 band graphic EQ also looks quite good. I only wish that 16K Hz band be replaced with a 6K Hz band. Most sibilance is at 4K-8K Hz, there isn't much musical content at 16K Hz.
Edited by zzffnn - 1/14/14 at 2:45pm