I know that EQ'ing in general is a weird subject for people.
It seems like for the most part, you either do it or don't do it. Kind of a "on or off" decision by a lot of people.
Personally, I am a tweaker.. thus I will sometimes EQ among other things for hours - call it "fun" - and sometimes I like everything just the way it is.
If I had to choose one way, it would be to not EQ as it seems like a sort of artificial process in your chain of audio and I would think if you wanted a different sound, you should get different hardware. This sort of thing is a little touchy and one thing that is appealing is that the most common form of EQ is software. Which is obviously for the most part FREE.
This is not what my thread is about however.
I wanted to bring up something rarely talked about amongst audiophiles and audio enthusiasts.
Why do I bring it up?
Simply because it is very interesting and rarely discussed.
Imagine if a company like Schiit or Woo came out with a game changing "new" device in which looked elegant and sleek like other audio devices such as amps, dacs etc.. Though wasn't these things at all. Imagine if hardware equalization became a standard outside of the studio.
Obviously there is a distinct difference in the "listeners" found on this forum.. and the music producers and engineers. Two closely related, but separate things and as such - bring separate hardware. (relatively speaking)
I do think that it is an interesting discussion and I wonder how successful a hardware equalizer would be, marketed towards audiophiles.
Such a thing might exist, but certainly isn't popular.
I love tweaking with things, just for the fun of it.. and there are probably a lot of people like me.
However it is sort of uncommon for high end audio enthusiasts to even use any sort of software EQ'ing - much less using a piece of hardware to do it in their chain.
Tell me what you guys think about the matter as a whole or in detail.
Afterall.. I made this because I was interesting in listening to you guys.
There are so many more factors that I have not mentioned (lots of technicalities), but I just kind of wanted to bring the subject up to see what you guys thought.