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What are the best X-Fi equalizer settings?

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I just finished setting up my new computer/putting music onto it and I began to listen to music and it sounded HORRIBLE compared to my old Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 because I had an amazing custom equalizer setting. The presets are terrible on this X-Fi just as they were on the Audigy 2. If anyone has a good custom X-Fi equalizer setting please tell me them with the dB ratings for each frequency.
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depends what kind of music you listen to. Personally, I just have my x-fi equalizer flat and set my windows media player equalizer to "rock" which sounds good.

Also if you set your x-fi to entertainment mode instead of game mode, you'll notice it sounds better for music.
 
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i doubt someone else's settings will help you much. it varies depending on your speakers, i would suggest you just mess around with it until you get it right
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Originally Posted by Powermonkey500 View Post
i doubt someone else's settings will help you much. it varies depending on your speakers, i would suggest you just mess around with it until you get it right
100% agree, it depends on your speakers and your ears as to what sounds best.

+rep for a common sense post.
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It's not that easy. EQ settings are used to compensate for different speaker/headphones, listening environment and the listener's ears. There is no universal "best" EQ settings.

What I have found works well is explained in this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...ngs-trick.html
    
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well i have logitech z-5300e's and i usually listen to rock
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