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  1. Lunatique

    The most reliable/easiest way to EQ headphones properly to achieve the most ideal sound (for non-professionals)

    That's my general stance about audio gear as well--if I wanted coloration, I prefer to add it myself, and my gear shouldn't have some kind of permanent coloration built into it. I recently spent a lot of time researching and trying a bunch of bass combo amps, and it was very disappointing...
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    The most reliable/easiest way to EQ headphones properly to achieve the most ideal sound (for non-professionals)

    I think it depends on application. The mics I mentioned are all pro audio mics meant for professional studio recordings. Often mics that are "good for vocals" or any other specific applications will be tuned to not be neutral. For example, having "tube-like warmth" is often a desirable trait in...
  3. Lunatique

    The most reliable/easiest way to EQ headphones properly to achieve the most ideal sound (for non-professionals)

    There are some mics out there that are voices in a specific way to sound pleasing for certain applications, such as recording vocals, guitars, drums, etc., so it's a good idea to look up the measurement data for the specific mic you want to get. I have an Audio-Technica condenser mic that's...
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    The most reliable/easiest way to EQ headphones properly to achieve the most ideal sound (for non-professionals)

    It helps if there's a measurement graph for the headphone that you can look at, but if it's not a popular enough headphone, no one would have done a measurement and posted it online, and you can't do a good enough measurement yourself without professional equipment. I don't know of any way to...
  5. Lunatique

    The most reliable/easiest way to EQ headphones properly to achieve the most ideal sound (for non-professionals)

    There's no way to just use any EQ curve and apply to your headphones and expect it to work. The EQ has to be surgically tweaked for your exact headphone model, because every model has different frequency response. There are apps out there that has EQ curves for the most popular headphones, but...
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    The most reliable/easiest way to EQ headphones properly to achieve the most ideal sound (for non-professionals)

    I have updated the original post with a new link to the test tones I uploaded, and updated the YouTube links as well. The forum only allows 30 media links per post, so I'm moving the ones past #30 here, and I'll provide a link to this post from the original post. For fun/enjoyment (these can...
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    The most reliable/easiest way to EQ headphones properly to achieve the most ideal sound (for non-professionals)

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=sine+wave+sweep
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    The most reliable/easiest way to EQ headphones properly to achieve the most ideal sound (for non-professionals)

    The most important part is to use your ears, because even if something measures flat/neutral, your unique physiology could still be hearing a skewed frequency response. There are a number of causes--anything from hearing loss, birth defect, to wax buildup that hasn't been cleaned out in a long...
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    MrSpeakers AEON Flow Open - Impressions Thread

    I just got a used pair of Aeon Flow Open, and right away there's a problem with the left screw for the headband adjustment. It cannot tighten all the way and the headband will easily slide out of position with just a little but of pressure. Anyone else had this problem? How did you fix it...
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    FINALLY, a signal processing app (includes EQ) for your OS's audio output (Windows and Mac)!

    I emailed Jeroen and this was his reply: Hi Robert, Thanks much for reaching out! Isone is still available. In fact isone v3 is now bundled with some other high quality plugins on the bustools 3 bundle: www.toneboosters.com/tb_bustools_v3.html Thanks again for your amazing support on the...
  11. Lunatique

    Asian music (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)

    City Pop sort of like a mixture of westcoast pop, jazz fusion, R&B, soul, funk, disco, and synthpop. I have a longer playlist with some of my favorite 80's Japanese pop/rock (some amazing songs on that list), and I think you'll find some you'll really love on it:
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    Asian music (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)

    Here's a short playlist of some of my favorite City Pop songs (most are from 80's Japan, where the style originated from):
  13. Lunatique

    Asian music (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)

    If you like loop-based performances, definitely check out Kawehi (although she's Asian, she's an American artist so technically she doesn't belong in this thread): https://www.youtube.com/user/VideoHalls
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    FINALLY, a signal processing app (includes EQ) for your OS's audio output (Windows and Mac)!

    If the plugin you're using doesn't have a 64 bit version, then you'll need to use the 32 bit version of Media Center--or that's how it used to be. I don't know if J River has changed that.
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    FINALLY, a signal processing app (includes EQ) for your OS's audio output (Windows and Mac)!

    Now J River's Media Center also offers this capability. You can use its ability to host plugins and then route your audio through it using its audio driver in your OS. I can now watch web videos and movies with perfectly corrected sound using Media Center (I'm using IK Multimedia ARC 2 plugin to...
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    Asian music (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)

    If you like K-R&B/Soul, then you're in luck because there are so many artists in that style right now in S. Korea. Everyday there are new releases in the R&B/Soul style from various artists. In fact there are so many that it's totally flooded the K-Indie scene, and I don't even know where to...
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    Need recommendations for most neutral/accurate yet musical and enjoyable IEM in sub $1,000 range (going over is okay if it's really worth it)

    I just want to quickly update this thread, because I have finally settled on an IEM I'm happy with, and it's not one of those ultra-expensive ones. The one I settled on is the Klipsch X6i. It is very reasonably priced ($179) and sounds closest to my ideal without having to spend stupid...
  18. Lunatique

    Asian music (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)

    For me, of all the K-Pop female vocalists, IU's vocal timbre is probably my ultimate favorite. She can do cute and demure, breathy and sexy, bright and uplifting.
  19. Lunatique

    The most reliable/easiest way to EQ headphones properly to achieve the most ideal sound (for non-professionals)

    It really is kind of sad and depressing, because all the efforts we make are only appreciated and understood by a small minority, which is the reason why I kind of stopped making these types of posts. Also, I figured I've already posted enough about these topics, and some of my threads have...
  20. Lunatique

    Asian music (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)

    Agreed. That might have been true a long time ago--like decades ago. For example, some 80's J-Pop were really sibilant and fatiguing. But it hasn't been true for a while now. K-Pop in particular often has superior production, and audio professionals who are fans of K-Pop routinely comment on how...
  21. Lunatique

    Asian music (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)

    Here are a few K-Pop songs that's been blowing up in the fandom recently:
  22. Lunatique

    Asian music (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)

    If you never watched Produce 101 (season one), I highly recommend it, because you get the see the entire journey of how I.O.I was put together (not to mention many of the trainees who didn't make it ended up in some of the current girl groups or debuted as solo artists), all the very talented...
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    Asian music (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)

    I'm a huge Pristin fan. It's my favorite girl group along with Loona. My favorite Pristin songs currently are: The remix version's really good too: And they absolutely slayed the live performances:
  24. Lunatique

    Asian music (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)

    It's a shame that vast majority of K-Pop fans don't pay any attention to K-Indie music. There are a lot of really good K-Indie artists, and my playlists usually has both K-Pop and k-Indie. I read K-Music/K-Entertainment news sites almost daily, so I'm pretty on top of all the new releases. It's...
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    Asian music (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)

    Very nice! We rarely hear stuff like this (that trip-hop/dream pop influence) nowadays in Asian music anymore.
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