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post #16 of 31
Pardon my ignorance but are there such eq's in macbooks other than the one in iTunes?
post #17 of 31
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Originally Posted by pila405 View Post
 

Sometimes I use this EQ to tame the 6.3KHz bump and try to make them as neutral and linear as possible

Chodi, I would really like to read your opinion\input, if you wouldn't mind trying it.

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It looks like you are using the standard eq provided with foobar. It works, but it is far from the best available even among free vst eq plugins. Since we share similar equipment if you would like to pm me I would be happy to share my experience with the eq process. It would be off subject for this thread.

post #18 of 31
Thread Starter 
Of course not. The provided eq is beyond awful, I use the grapic eq component which is extremely smooth and quite good.
post #19 of 31

Has anyone tried Soundflower and AU Lab?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXVFpRhQ2XY

post #20 of 31

My equalization for HD800:

 

 

 

Values:

 

6600Hz  -2.20dB  Q:3.333

 

20000Hz -2.80dB  Q:2.000

 

I find it takes off just enough treble edge while keeping the HD800 magic soundstage.

post #21 of 31
Thread Starter 

Interesting, I also just bought Fabfilter's EQ, and there are the values I use on mine. I don't find any reason to touch the FR above 8KHz I mostly followed the recommended FR for headphones which LCD-3's FR seems to be very close to:

post #22 of 31

My ears are extremely sensitive to high treble (I still hear upwards of 19khz). The previous amp that I was using when posting that had a bit of a rough high treble. I've since started using a more laid back amp, and now I'm finding these settings better:

 

 

This is based off my custom graph from Senn:

 

 

and several waterfall plots of the HD800 that seem to indicate high treble energy in that region:

 

 

 

post #23 of 31
Thread Starter 

Yet the graphs clearly show a much more problematic FR around 6KHz-8KHz. I currently find my set very balanced (SS amp and and DAC with flat FR). I enjoy HD800's soundstage, comfort and detail (and price,compared) with LCD-3's FR (which I find much more natural and neutral)

post #24 of 31

Can you post your Fabfilter preset file? I'd like to try out the settings that you are using. From my own perspective, it looks like you are cutting out too much in the 4-8 khz range. I like to chop out around 2-3 db in that range, but nowhere near the 9 db that you're taking out. The LCD-3's do have a nice frequency response, but lack some treble energy past 4khz in my opinion: http://en.goldenears.net/30635

post #25 of 31

Swich-- I suggest you just get an Oppo PM-1 and just enjoy the music on any good amp, no EQ needed.

post #26 of 31
Thread Starter 

I am sorry, but the PM-1's do not impress, certainly not for the current price:
http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/OppoPM1.pdf

This is the file (I think):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7rw0t19yytpo1tn/Default%20Setting.ffp

post #27 of 31
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Originally Posted by pila405 View Post
 

I am sorry, but the PM-1's do not impress, certainly not for the current price:
http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/OppoPM1.pdf

This is the file (I think):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7rw0t19yytpo1tn/Default%20Setting.ffp

 

I agree, the PM-1's are pretty bad for the price they are asking.

 

File didn't work, can you post the values?

post #28 of 31
Thread Starter 
Frequency Gain Q
11.1 -2.09 0.771
20 +5.12 0.444
125 -0.65 0.661
3475 +1.21 2.703
4435 -5.35 3.334
5935 -5.30 6.172
7235 -4.27 5.000
post #29 of 31
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by swich401 View Post
 

 

I agree, the PM-1's are pretty bad for the price they are asking.

 

File didn't work, can you post the values?

Did you try it with the values I posted?
Have you ever heard the LCD-3?

post #30 of 31

I tried it with the values, didn't find the sound signature created was for me. Took away too much treble in the 4-8 khz range for me. A nice relaxing sound, but not as precise and revealing as I would like.

I've never tried the LCD-3; there are few "audiophiles" in my current city and no stores that sell it over here to allow me to test it out.

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