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Old 01-11-2012, 09:24 AM
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Default Sennheiser IE8 EQ rockbox

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I just bought a sansa clip plus and installed rockbox on it.. Rockbox has a lot of options and i'm not really into eq terms like 'dithering', 'precut' (english is not my native langauge) etc.. there are also some amping options like pre-amp etc... Is the only thing I have to do using the simple eq options where I can change the volume of various frequencies or are there also other things that really push my IE8 to the max? My current setting is: 60hz +2 db, 200hz -3db and 12khz +2. I eq'ed the midbass down this way.. Does this setting gives my IE8 the best clarity with a powerfull impactfull bass?
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:38 AM
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Only you can really answer that......we have different ears than you.
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:02 AM
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My current setting is: 60hz +2 db, 200hz -3db and 12khz +2. I eq'ed the midbass down this way..
For me, that looks like a pretty good setting for the IE8 - I do a similar EQ for them on my Cowon players (I don't use the IE8 with Rockbox). I like to give them more sub-bass, take away some bloat, and add some sparkle, same as you.

FWIW; here's my Cowon/Wolfson IE8 setting:

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80Hz Wide +2
500Hz Wide -2
780Hz Wide 0
4.1kHz Wide +3
6.9kHz Wide +2
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:03 PM
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okay, so the other sound options @rockbox with low pass filter and high pass filter stuff are unnecessary? And has rockbox also an option like Sony's Dynamic Normalizer which adjust the volume level of different songs?
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:17 PM
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The lowest and highest band in the Rockbox 5-band EQ act as a lower and higher shelf - the middle bands are notches. Recommended reading: http://download.rockbox.org/daily/ma...l#x9-1100006.8

Dynamic normalizers are evil crap, they destroy the dynamics of the music, making quiet parts louder and loud parts quieter - I would never ever use something like that. Rockbox supports Replaygain, which is the best way to normalize music to a perceived equal level. (Rockbox does have a compressor as well, which is similar to Sony's stuff, but again, that has a severe negative impact on the music.)
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:37 PM
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