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Parametric Equalizer For Windows

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Thread Starter 

Hi All,

 

So about a week ago i went to Harvey Norman (Aussi tech and appliance store) and bought a pair of Monster DNA Headphones. I know there probably not the best around for their price but after looking at so many reviews online and being overwhelmed I just went to the store and bought a pair that i thought sounded good. I'm pretty happy with them, they sound great with a variety of music.

 

So I came across this thread yesterday http://www.head-fi.org/t/413900/how-to-equalize-your-headphones-a-tutorial and it was interesting to me as i had noticed when doing the full range sweep here http://www.audiocheck.net/soundtests_headphones.php that certain frequencies were way louder.

 

So I started flowing the guide and found 5 major frequencies that were louder than the rest. They all sit between 2Khz and 8Khz.

 

 

But here is the bit that i have no clue about. I want a Parametric Equalizer that will change the sound of my whole pc in the same way the native graphical eq does. Is this possible and if so what would you recommend? I tried podium free and vsthost but honestly had no idea what i was meant to do with them.

 

So is this possible or will i need winamp or foobar??

 

Hope this very nooby question doesn't annoy anyone.

 

Thanks

 

Joel

post #2 of 4

Check out this thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/649389/a-free-parametric-equalizer-for-windows-vista-7-and-8-that-doesnt-need-asio-or-vst-it-works-inline-at-the-os-level/90#post_10228830

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Thread Starter 

Ahh Thanks for that, exactly what i wanted. My first attempt at equalizing my headphones i ended up with this.

 

Filter  1: ON  PEQ      Fc   2,800 Hz  Gain  -5.5 dB  BW Oct 0.300
Filter  2: ON  PEQ      Fc   2,500 Hz  Gain  -6.0 dB  BW Oct 0.300
Filter  3: ON  PEQ      Fc   4,100 Hz  Gain  -7.0 dB  BW Oct 0.200
Filter  4: ON  PEQ      Fc   3,500 Hz  Gain  +0.3 dB  BW Oct 0.250  
Filter  5: ON  PEQ      Fc   8,100 Hz  Gain  -6.0 dB  BW Oct 0.200
Filter  6: ON  PEQ      Fc   40      Hz  Gain  +2.0 dB  BW Oct 0.300   
Filter  7: ON  PEQ      Fc  12,000 Hz Gain  -1.5 dB  BW Oct 0.700   
Filter  8: ON  PEQ      Fc   2,000 Hz  Gain  -2.0 dB  BW Oct 1.250 
Filter  9: ON  PEQ      Fc   5,000 Hz  Gain  -3.0 dB  BW Oct 0.250  
Filter 10: ON  PEQ      Fc   6,100 Hz  Gain  +1.0 dB  BW Oct 0.250

 

The only filter in there that inst strictly equalizing is the 40HZ which was more just for a bit of bass boost.\

Honestly on most songs it's not that noticeable, but certain songs with people with high/nasily voices it definitely makes a difference. When i run Singen now it's pretty good, couple of small humps and hollers but i'm happy for my fist try.

 

I decided to leave this file separate and included a new file that uses a simple program which is just a simple graphical eq. but the setting I found good are:

 

Filter 1: ON PK Fc 32 Hz Gain 2.4 dB Q 1,00
Filter 2: ON PK Fc 64 Hz Gain 1.5 dB Q 1,00
Filter 3: ON PK Fc 125 Hz Gain 0.2 dB Q 1,00
Filter 4: ON PK Fc 250 Hz Gain -2.6 dB Q 1,00
Filter 5: ON PK Fc 500 Hz Gain -0.5 dB Q 1,00
Filter 6: ON PK Fc 1000 Hz Gain 1.1 dB Q 1,00
Filter 7: ON PK Fc 2000 Hz Gain 1.6 dB Q 1,00
Filter 8: ON PK Fc 4000 Hz Gain 2.4 dB Q 1,00
Filter 9: ON PK Fc 8000 Hz Gain 3.2 dB Q 1,00
Filter 10: ON PK Fc 16000 Hz Gain 4.1 dB Q 1,00

 

Seems to give the sound more clarity with the DNA's

 

Anyway Thanks for the link cCasper TFG.

 

Joel

post #4 of 4

You're welcome! Glad I could help.

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