First off, I am no audiophile but I know a few terms from working with car audio for a short bit to include crossovers, curves, EQ, clipping etc.. Here's my equipment; iPhone 5 utilizing the app: EQ 10 Equalizer for the iPhone 5 by David Ross and my trusty Senn's IE8's set at a little more then half way bass boost on both left/right monitor. I listen to mostly heavy metal and I guess I'm a basshead with moderation if there is such a thing. Pictured below is what I have my EQ settings currently at, and so far I hear no clipping for most of the songs I listen to. The set point for the curves 1-5 are completely customizable in terms of frequency and dB. The slider at the bottom is for gain which goes from -infinity(-50) to 0dB in .01 increments.
Here are my curve points:
1(lows) - 81.4Hz @ 8.01dB Q: .500(fixed, I think)
3(lows-mids) - 255.4Hz @ 2.18dB Q: .920
2(mids-highs) - 912.9Hz @ 1.15dB Q: .920
Gain is set at -12.67dB.
Don't worry about the 4, I was playing around with it for the highs. First question is how high is too high in terms of dB on the curves and the gain working together without sacrificing SQ and clipping of course? Second, I want strong punchy bass and midbass and the mids(guitars to shine), I like the highs where they are right now, flat, but I want good balance as well...any recommendations on curve settings? Third, am I hurting my IEM's in any way by using any type of EQ on them?
Edited by rjruiz - 5/5/14 at 1:51pm