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I have a question, lets just say I have my 16 k band on a ten band eq, and I boost it 2 db, then I boost the 1k range .5 db. Will the boost in the 1 k band "cover up" the boost in the 16 k range, and so I would have to boost the 16 k range band more to compensate?


Edited by clairyvic - 12/27/13 at 6:43pm
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I mean, Like you know how if you boost the bass in a headphone, it'll cover up the highs, so if you boost the bass in an eq it'll be like lowering the highs in an EQ, so if you just boost one band of an EQ, does the same principle apply to the other band you boosted?

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The bass can drown out the mids and highs if its increased too much but with moderation, it can add more volume and presence to the base without interfering with the highs. Overemphasizing a frequency can also lower the decibel level of everything else to compensate for the increase and to stay within the headphone capabilities. Then you may have to increase the other frequencies if there is a significant drop in the overall decibel level of the other frequencies. 

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