I recently bought a Technics SH-8020 Stereo Frequency Equalizer from a garage sale for $10. I run the signal from my computer into the equalizer, then to a receiver, then into my headphones (Bose QC15). I wouldn't consider myself an audiophile, I can't afford the hobby, my setup is pretty haphazard, but I get by. I have fun streaming 320kbps MP3 files from a forum I get most of my music from and messing with the different frequency bands, trying to get an ear for what's what and really bringing out what I like most in different songs and giving them different feelings and qualities all together.
I'm pretty new to EQs, frequencies, etc. As it is I start everything off normal, play the song, follow a cheat sheet to which frequencies are responsible for what, then try and get to that sweet spot. I mostly listen to Future Garage, Juke/Footwork, Deep Dubstep, Tech-House, and Electro House. I'm looking for some pointers or links to some resources for using an equalizer to tweak electronic songs specifically. It has 12 bands for a left and right side; 16hz, 31.5hz, 63hz, 125hz, 250hz, 500hz, 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k, 16k, 32k.
So, to clarify, a resource or tips for use of an equalizer just for personal listening as a dedicated component. Do people do this? That is, mess with an equalizer like this while listening to music? If a track is mastered, hasn't the EQ been tweaked with already? Or is the point to equalize it for your specific headphones?
I've done some extensive searching and like I said, I get by, but I've always wanted to jump in on this community, just thought now was a good chance :)