Originally Posted by Zashoomin
I'm sorry I have no idea what the difference is. I use the EQ on my foobar player or on my amp depending on which am I am using.
In car audio receivers the difference is that a graphic EQ is pretty much the same as everything else (separate EQ for old-school home stereo set-ups, software EQ on music players) where you have as many bands of frequencies as possible, and parametric EQ is one where you're given a few bands (usually three or five, but of course it depends on the processor) but you can choose parameters like center frequency and the width of effect (how wide or narrow from the center freq is affected by boosting or cutting and by how much). Used to be Pioneer still stuck with a graphic EQ, especially for their audiophile (ie, with pro-audio-level processors), or both, but now I think they just have parametric on the 80PRS. So far I think the only parametric EQ on software I've seen are the likes of NeutronMediaPlayer for Android (I don't really use the EQ so I might have missed what's on the other players), but I think I've come across some with a mostly graphic interface but you can still tweak how wide the effects are.
Edited by ProtegeManiac - 5/17/13 at 12:22am