Originally Posted by bbmiller
I am going to repeat a question I asked on a new thread I have started this newbie threads area because you are following this thread and may be you will give me a answer where the other thread is not being responded to. I do not know if that is considered something wrong but here goes.
Using PEQUI-10MC with "Equalizer APO" help please
I have had some limited success using the parametric equalizer "Equalizer APO" to equalize a headphone, however if I could get the GUI recommended to me of PEQUI-10MC running further improvement with my headphone equalization would go quicker I believe. So could you help me please? The things I am not sure about is
1.executable file EXE available for PEQUI-10MC.
2.is this some sort of C++ runtime dependency which would require me to download what it said to be written with "Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Express in 32-bit Windows Vista"
3. How do you achieve this ("If the path line found in peqgui10mc.ini points to the folder where config.txt of EqualizerAPO is located, it's possible to use this GUI as kind of realtime EQ.") I mean the pointing mentioned in the parentheses which is a quote from the page on PEQUI-10MC .
higbvuyb - if you could answer that question or suggest where is the best place to post it on Head-Fi forums I would appreciate it? If you could do the same on the following I would appreciate that to?
I do not know if my 63 year old age is causing me increasingly high-frequency hearing loss in connection with another medical matter I was given a hearing test about 10 years ago with a audiologist stating I have a little high-frequency hearing loss but nothing to worry about or unusual for my age. I am wondering if I am risking my new headset or hearing if I compensate for possible hearing loss on the highs perhaps compensating for high frequency hearing I never even had as a young man. I mean I will post the text file I am using with Equalizer APO to equalize my headphones and perhaps my hearing too. As of now I am not compensating all the way up to 15 K but I am hearing a drop-off in sound levels before I get to that frequency. With my present equalization I am hearing tremendous we good soundstage. I mean when two singers are alternately singing 2 feet apart the placement of their voices seem as it is actually moving 2 feet. I am also wondering if I were to start compensating on the low-end I mean very low-end to extend the frequency of the low-end perhaps beyond the headset normal capability would I risk burning them out or something? Here is the text file for equalization I stated I will post.
#All lines below will only be applied to the specified device and the benchmark application
Preamp: -32 db
Filter 1: ON PK Fc 50 Hz Gain -3.0 dB Q 10.00
Filter 2: ON PEQ Fc 100 Hz Gain 1.0 dB BW Oct 0.167
Filter 3: ON LS Fc 3000 Hz Gain 12.5 dB
Filter 4: ON LS Fc 3343Hz Gain 14.5 dB
Filter 5: ON LS Fc 7743Hz Gain 14.5 dB
Filter 6: ON LS Fc 8514Hz Gain 14.5 dB
Filter 7: ON LS Fc 9753Hz Gain 14.5 dB
Filter 8: ON LS Fc 11020Hz Gain 14.5 dB
Please higbvuyb or anyone I would very much appreciate further help on these newbie questions.
Sorry, I didn't see your post so this is a bit late. If you use the quote function, it sends me an email telling me that you replied.
1. If you download and extract the PEQGUI 7zip file, go into the PEQ folder, then the Release folder, the .exe is in there.
2. Don't know about vista, but try running it and if you do need to download anything extra it should tell you in an error message.
3. It should work automatically if you install EqualizerAPO into the default location (C:\Program Files\EqualizerAPO\) - you don't need to touch the .ini file.
Otherwise, if you installed it somewhere else, you have to edit the .ini file to tell PEQGUI where you installed EqualizerAPO.
You can compensate for hearing loss with EQ. It won't harm your hearing unless you listen very loudly. Hearing damage just depends on loudness and duration. As long as you keep it quiet or don't listen for too long, it should be OK but that depends on exactly how loud you're listening.
Equally, you can damage your headphones by increasing the low frequencies to very high levels, but that's usually too loud to safely listen to.
If you tweak the EQ just right, you can make huge differences to the soundstage. Hearing a rolloff at high frequencies (above 10 kHz) is perfectly normal. The highest frequencies sound quieter to everyone, though as you get older it does becomes a bit quieter over time.
I had a look at your EQ profile - Combining lots of low-shelf filters at different frequencies usually doesn't work that well, but it should make much more sense to you when you have a look at a graphical representation in PEQGUI.
Edited by higbvuyb - 2/1/14 at 9:44pm