What software do you use to EQ your headphones or speakers and achieve a flat frequency response?

What software do you use to EQ your headphones or speakers and achieve a flat frequency response?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    eq apo and easyeffects
    >achieve a flat frequency response
    this isn't desirable for headphones and you want a downward slope for headphones anyway unless youre talking about direct sound only

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i meant speakers

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm assuming you're on pipewire?
      Also, why isn't a flat response desirable for headphones?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yes
        it has to do with sound physics and the fact that music is mixed on a standard-ish speaker setup and measured perceived sound level would be different for a headphone with flat fr and that speaker setup
        if you see a flat measurement of a headphone it's because it's compensated for some target like for example harman 2018 over-ear target
        i'd recommend oratory1990 EQ presets for your headphone you can find on plebbit

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Oh. I thought that studio monitor headphones were supposed to be as even as possible in their frequency response. But you're telling me that the whole time, I've been looking at graphs that are relative to a target curve? My life has been a lie.
          Where can I read more about this? Any recommended resources?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://files.catbox.moe/wndnsw.pdf (the videos dont have that much more relevant info than this, i dont have the origianl papers unfortunately)

            there's a lot of stuff on aes.org but it's paywalled so i've never read it
            the harman target curve is a bit oversimplified and averaged and a headphone tuned to it wont necessarily sound just like a speaker setup should depending on your ears but it's and attempt to bring it somewhat close to what it should sound like so it sounds somewhat right for most people, the differences are especially big for in-ears because they bypass pinna but harman 2018 over ear target is not as controversial

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Thanks! I'll check all of that out, plus the oratory1990 subplebbit.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >this isn't desirable for headphones and you want a downward slope for headphones anyway unless youre talking about direct sound only
      not what all the music producers tell each other, m8, so not what they try to work with, and then some newblet goes and asks for help and why the mastering studio he hired to add the finishing touch to his album complains that his mixes all have very bad balance, others gotta explain that they need to mix with flattened sound, that FR balance needs to be flattened out to help make any headphone or speakers better mixing tools, every time

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    apo and peace

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >EQ
    I don't need EQ.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You don't want flat anyway

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you do this? You don't even want a flat frequency response because your EARS don't have one.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you do BECAUSE your ears don't have one - that is, flat to YOUR ears

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why not just design music with a flat frequency response curve then?
        If the artist didn't master on a flat curve, you're distorting it

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >If the artist didn't master on a flat curve, you're distorting it
          coincidentally, they do

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >If the artist didn't master on a flat curve, you're distorting it
          Yes they did. All musicians encourage this among each other, just visit the music production forums like kvr and relevant subreddits. They all tell this to each other, they all share tips and hacks to help each other to this end.

          >Why not just design music with a flat frequency response curve then?
          All musicians tell each other not to. It is optimal for music, not your speakers, the tracks themselves to be tilted towards bass. That is professional balance. The orchestras and marching bands all do this as well. All musicians worth their salt do this, all of them.
          Now, leads and melodies have to stick out. Not a lot, but just enough to "sit in front" of everything else except kick drums and bass, the lowest frequency stuff.
          Musical balance is a topic that you can easily delve into a lot of gory detail, I won't try to go over that. Whole books exist on this topic.

          Now, mixing on flat(tened) speakers helps produce a mix that can translate well to typical consumer speakers and the many chinkshit earphones the masses like best. Mixing with flat tonal balance alone isn't the solution, but it contributes to it. It is a piece of the puzzle.

          This is part of why true audiophile sound is considered to be flat tonal balance (or very close to): it enables you to hear what the recording/mixing engineers intended, it is the tonal balance that best brings out all parts and nuance from music.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    peace

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >audeze
    whats the point of expensive headphones when you can correct any headphones digitally?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      many cheap headphones are just not powerful enough to handle any amount of bass.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        ok so I buy beats by dre, now what?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          EqualizerAPO for WIndows.
          PulseEffects / EasyEffects for PulseAudio / PipeWire + PulseAudio on Linux

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      THD?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      big drivers and the QC is at least a tad better than moondrop/hifiman chinkshit

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    EasyEffects

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't. The company who made them threw millions of dollar for R&D and manufacturing. Meme software/setting only ruin a fine device.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >spend $1000 on headphones
    >still have to EQ it
    LMAO

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    just buy flat monitors or headphones?

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why would anyone use shitty bloated easyeffects with 200 additional plugins when jamesdsp exists?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      easyeffects just works.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Redpill us on JamesDSP.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i'm kind of annoyed by easyeffects, might check jamesdsp out
      if i could make it run as a service it'd be great

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why would anyone use shitty bloated jamesdsp when pipewire exists? https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/PipeWire#Systemwide_parametric_equalization

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        damn i was looking for this in the docs but couldnt find it
        that's amazing

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Also check this out:
          https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/pipewire/pipewire/-/wikis/Filter-Chain
          I'm still trying to figure out how to make multiple presets (one for speakers, one for IEMs) and switch them without restarting pipewire.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            cant you just reload the module?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't know, I haven't actually played around with it yet. I will keep that in mind and try later.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    None, don't care. And I produce music.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      kys

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I shan't, demon

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It just werks
    https://github.com/jaakkopasanen/AutoEq/tree/master/results

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So foobar built-in?

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    huh
    should I EQ? how?
    I just have an amp and a pair of DT 770 es

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My ears aren't flat, so why should my sound be flat

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the perceived sound is flat

      huh
      should I EQ? how?
      I just have an amp and a pair of DT 770 es

      >i have hearing loss
      eq wont help you then

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >i have hearing loss
        I never said that though
        why did you assume I have hearing loss

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >i just have a snake oil box and a pair of tinnitus fartcannons

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            lmao, you have a way with words anon
            what's wrong with my dts, great headphones

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it distorts badly
            it has ear rape treble that's impossible to fix even with EQ
            250/600 version is hard to drive for no reason

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >tinnitus fartcannons
            Come on man, I'm thinking about buying exactly these headphones 🙁

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    mbeq_1197

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    audeze nuts

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Flat sounds like crap. It's just incoherently noisy. Midtones were never supposed to be heard.
    Harman tuned to preference is where it's at.

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No software. Buy speakers that are built to do this and run in Pure Direct mode

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You don't need to EQ when you have a vintage vinyl turntable, which is higher quality than any digital source.

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >buy triangle borea BR03s
    >put on stands
    >turn off eq software
    Done

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