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Equalizer versus Amp synergy match question

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I am an old audiophile coming back to the hobby. Why don't headphone amps and or Dac units come with an equalizer? Wouldn't that solve most of our Headphone paring problems?   I had a Citation preamp in the old days with a nice equalizer built in.  My new LCD-XC needs a little more bass so just hit the sliders. MyTh900 has a U shaped curve that you fix in a second.

I know that the equalizer dirties the signal to a certain degree, but versatility I think outweighs the lengths I see forum members go thru to optimize this amp to that headphone.

What am I missing?   I need enlightenment!

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I am an old audiophile coming back to the hobby. Why don't headphone amps and or Dac units come with an equalizer? Wouldn't that solve most of our Headphone paring problems?   I had a Citation preamp in the old days with a nice equalizer built in.  My new LCD-XC needs a little more bass so just hit the sliders. MyTh900 has a U shaped curve that you fix in a second.



I know that the equalizer dirties the signal to a certain degree, but versatility I think outweighs the lengths I see forum members go thru to optimize this amp to that headphone.



What am I missing?   I need enlightenment!






Well, some amp/dac units still have EQ (bravo audio as an example, some portable amps) others use Crossfeed which is another way to tweak the sound in your amp. 



Other companies have a more purist approach, and decide to forget about the EQ functions. 

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I totally agree! EQ would be nice.
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My little fiio e17 has basic eq and I often use it.
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