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Originally Posted by DayoftheGreek View Post

Just to clarify here, your second link is still to FLAC files. Saying FLAC isn't the highest quality doesn't really make sense because any quality of audio can be expressed in the FLAC format. In this case it just happens to be FLAC files with 24 bits instead of 16 like CD's, so the CD Audio part of your post is accurate. I know formats can get confusing so I just want to keep this straight.

I just threw that in last second so stupid people understood they are the same thing/quality. Most .flac files on the 'net are standard 16-bit. I should have said current. I'll add that in.
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Please explain how because that is not how EQ is supposed to be used as far as I know.


I might be in the minority here on OCN and I support the usage of an EQ because the output needs to be corrected. I have often used 10-30 band equalizers, however, the most common seems to be the 10 band equalizer. Whilst simple, it offers a certain level of equalization. The 10 band equalizer consists of groups : low, mids, and highs. It is worth mentioning that two software programs with identical number of bands (10 for example), may control different frequencies associated with the aforementioned groups.


An audiophile like me will adjust their equalizer according to the genre of music he is playing. You cannot put a techno equalizer on a Jazz song, etc. Each genre needs its own equalizer but due to comfort, we often accept a certain setting for multiple genres which is pleasing to our years. Now when you put a bit more high end frequency on a FLAC, you will notice that, given the dynamic range of this recording, your equalizer will underline that spectrum better than on an MP3 as the MP3's high frequency suffers from a cut-off syndrome due to compression.

In a similar fashion, adding more bass, or mids, yields a better result on a FLAC than on an MP3. If you boost the bass by a few db on a flac you will notice a certain level of quality but when you boost the same frequency on an MP3 you will notice a lack of 'cleanliness' in that spectrum.


An easy way to illustrate the 10 band equalizer, from left to right is : 3 low bands, 4 mid bands, and 3 high bands. The 10 band equalizer often has a 16k high band (last band on the right) because the majority of people cannot hear above 16k and if you were to use an 18k or even 20k, many will not notice what happens. Now the majority here on OCN will argue that the sound should not be in any way altered by an EQ because that is not how the sound engineer intended but this discussion is for another topic where the audio chain and signal processing can be discussed. thumb.gif
 
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I really need to give EQs another try. I personally like the differences between my headphones when I leave the EQ flat, but I have read several articles about an EQ really should be used to adjust for natural peak/dips (especially w/ IEMs) and for specific music genres.
    
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If you thought a song's lows were too loud at the start and you reduced the volume of xHz to xHz then it's likely you'll miss out on other, subtle bass parts throughout the piece. Similarly, if you wanted to boost a song's lows to compensate for you not liking how your equipment represents the sound, it could mask other intricacies in other frequencies.

The point is, you should buy hardware that sounds right to you, not artificially alter the sound. Some would say by altering the EQ on tracks you're negating the mastering, and "not hearing the track as the artist intended". Whether that's true or not is up to you, but if you've got a relatively decent setup I would strongly suggest not altering the EQ.
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I increase the lower freqs on the EQ for my HD595s to make up for its weaker bass. I do it in very subtle increments and it sounds wonderful to me.

I really couldn't care less about what the sound was originally intended to be, if it doesn't do what I originally intended for it to do when I listen to music in the first place: sound great.

If your tweaks work for you, then that's really all that matters.
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I increase the lower freqs on the EQ for my HD595s to make up for its weaker bass. I do it in very subtle increments and it sounds wonderful to me.

I really couldn't care less about what the sound was originally intended to be, if it doesn't do what I originally intended for it to do when I listen to music in the first place: sound great.

If your tweaks work for you, then that's really all that matters.

That's fine, and if tweaking the EQ makes the music better for you then that's great. My 595s sound great to me, but I don't listen to music filled with lots of bass.

As I said, you buy equipment to match your ear and music tastes, and 595s give a notoriously wide soundstage but lack masses of bass.
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Artists don't usually have much input on how the final mix sounds, you mean how the mixing engineer intended, right? Heh
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Artists don't usually have much input on how the final mix sounds, you mean how the mixing engineer intended, right? Heh

I put "not hearing the track as the artist intended" in quotes for a reason. It's a widely held belief which isn't perfectly accurate because artists almost never master their own tracks (which is a relatively obvious fact that I'm sure all the people posting in this forum are effortlessly aware of...).

I think people use it thinking they're saying "not hearing what came out of the studio".
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Switch from MP3's to Dolby Pulse for a real improvement.
If you need a GREAT convertor I recommend Easy CD_DA Extractor
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Hello guys, i am using Creative ep360 and Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop(on board audio)..
I converted some threee FLAC Tracks into 128Kbps MP3 files, when i compared Mp3 and Flac it is difficult to differentiate normal sounds in it, but some background echos only seems different.
I read in some blogs that FLAC sounds great compared to Mp3s, Now i request you to tell me that wrong was with my gears(ep360+Laptop on board) or with my hearing attention and time.
Thank you for your valuable replies.

When was your last general checkup?

To diagnose your problem either your FLAC file sucks or your mp3 file sucks or both.

What you do is take a CD and rip the songs to your HDD using EAC. Then convert it to FLAC, use the same WAV file and convert that one to mp3. There's your difference, because most likely your source sucked. Oh and don't use some rap or heavy metal CD most people can't tell the difference on that music anyway.

If you don't know what to use give Ultrasone Reference CD a try.
 
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Sony 54.6" XBR HX929 Logitech MK550 Seasonic X650 GOLD Lian Li PC-B25FWB 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech MK550 Ikea Leather mouse pad Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K (4.6GHz) ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe MSI R6970 Lightning 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB, 12TB External Lian Li EX-50 2x Samsung SH-S223F NZXT Havik 140 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung P2570 CM Storm Trigger Seasonic X750 GOLD Lian Li PC-P80NB 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G400 (the new MX518) NuPad Leather Mouse Pad Asus Xonar Essence ST (UNi drivers 1.41) 
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