Originally Posted by erick151
So I'm experimenting with your Foobar settings with Dolby Headphone and I was hoping to ask a couple questions.
1. Are you using DH3 with the 7.1 surround enabled?
2. What type of content are you listening to?
1. I'm personally using DH1. I don't like screwing with the original recording, and refuse to use EQ or anything of that nature. DH3 adds too much air, and recesses everything under the mids, which I don't like at all. DH1 gives you a reference profile while still maintaining the integrity of the recording. I also disabled Electri-Q as I didn't like how it messed with stuff, but that's more of a preference thing, and I don't think it made things better or worse. Electri-Q is VITAL with the setup, and I wrongfully disabled it..... some songs are extremely bloated without it. I think I first disabled it when I was using the DH-3 setting, but it's a perfect synergy with DH-1 and DH-2.
2. I'm not sure if you're asking about what I'm listening to, or what type of data I'm listening to. I am a musician, and listen to the stuff I create. I also listen to acoustic stuff (like Kaki King, Michael Hedges, Jose Gonzales...etc), Experimental, Metal, Grunge, Industrial, Trance, Progressive, Electrohouse, and DnB/Jungle. I personally make filthy Electro, and I know what the music sounds like since I created every single oscillation in my songs....every single drum, every glitch...etc, and this setup plays true to how I made it. Outside of that, I play a rainbow of instruments, and have critically listened to my recordings with this setup, and it reproduces it properly.... just with a much wider soundscape. If you're asking what I'm using as a format, I pretty much only do between 24-bit 192kHz and 16-bit 96kHz, so i can't really comment on lossy formats; during production of my music, I'm not using audio codecs since I don't use DAWs with samples, so while my production stuff is in it's pure form, I export them as songs, put them into foobar, and they sound exactly the same as they did in their raw data form (except with better soundstage).
Edited by eightbitpotion - 12/22/13 at 12:24pm