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Old 03-20-2012, 11:13 PM
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Default Best Preset for FLAC files

As the title says, what is the best preset for FLAC files?
I'm debating between BBE Viva2 and HipHop.
Mach3Bass is good as well has too much bass.

Thanks. Sorry if this is in the wrong place.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:53 PM
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No such thing as "best", for anything. It's entirely your own personal taste, coupled with (a) your own personal ears, (b) what headphones or external speakers you're listening through (e.g. headphones are different than speakers, so you wouldn't use the same EQ/BBE setup), (c) what specific musical files you have, etc., not to mention how loud you like to listen to your music.

The list goes on and on why other people's suggestions might sound awful to you, because their (a) + (b) + (c) is entirely different from yours.

Remember, you're not forced to use one of the Cowon-provided presets although you obviously can try them all out and decide for yourself if any do the trick for you. Or, you can start from them and tweak whatever you want.

Or, you can just start from "flat" (i.e. "normal") and then play with all the variables and learn what difference in sound each tweak makes, and decide if you like it or not.

And don't forget what BBE/EQ works for one particular music file might not sound that great for another... even though it's still your ears, your headphones, and your "favorite" BBE/EQ. It just might not sound great with some other piece of music.


==>> THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS "BEST".
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:03 AM
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That said, I've made a significant adjustment to the BBE/EQ setup I now use when listening to my all-FLAC collection through my newly acquired Shure SRH940 headphones which are very very neutral and precise. This is very different than what I needed to get "pretty good sound" from my previous old Sony CD950 headphones which were of much lesser quality than the SRH940.

I listen with volume set at 36-40.

Neutral and precise, matching the wonderfully "accurate" sound of the SRH940. Beautiful treble, warm midrange, and non-resonant bass.

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EQ:
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WIDE 135HZ: 3
NORMAL 385: 0
NORMAL 650HZ: 1
NORMAL 2.4KHZ: 2
WIDE 13KHZ: 3

BBE+:
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BBE: 8
MACH3BASS: 3
3D SURROUND: OFF
MP ENHANCE: OFF

SE:
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STEREO ENHANCE: OFF
REVERB: OFF

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In contrast, I listen through "flat" (i.e. "normal") with volume set at 40 when the J3 is plugged into my car's audio system through the AUX input. No BBE/EQ coming from the J3... just pure "line-level, flat" audio.

I use the car's volume control and EQ/tone controls to then adjust listening level and characteristics to my likes, which of course is a function of my car's audio system.
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:15 AM
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to the OP: each headphone has its own frequency curve, so you might be best placed telling us what phones you are using with the J3.

Here are the settings I used with my Hifiman RE272s and the J3:

80hz - normal - 2
220hz - normal - 0
1.4khz - normal - 0
4.1khz - narrow - 0
9khz - wide - 2

BBE - 6
Mach3Bass - 2
3d Surrround - off
MP Enhance - off
Stereo Enhance - off
Reverb - off

Thats all thats needed to really make the music shine and sing in my ears.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:07 AM
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Trial and error - test out settings and see what makes you smile,...simple as that!!!
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