Hi... So I don't know much about audio but looking at people talking about using their equalizers they seem to all use it to decrease the decibels of everything and say that "even -7 is too loud". I have HD598s, and I pushed the bass up to the highest the sliders would go (24db) and it sounds good enough now to shake the headphones but sometimes some songs make something else inside the headphones rattle.
Is this a dumb idea?
Here is a picture of my EQ
I keep the volume at around 10, and I don't even know what "distortion" or what everyone else is talking about sounds like. Everything is pretty clear to me.
I tried listening to my HD598s without the equalizer and it's unbelievably bad (it's just so... boring and the quality is something only slightly better than Apple's new cheapo earphones, not even as clear as my $70 Logitech Z503s), I don't know what all the good reviews are about. However using the equalizer with those above settings, bass shakes the headphones and everything is a bit more clear.
Edited by Evansoft - 9/27/13 at 11:20am