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What's your iTunes EQ?
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Jan 28, 2008, 04:15 AM
 
I've been wondering what other people set their iTunes EQ to, along with what speakers they use it for. The idea being maybe a few of us have identical or near enough speakers that we could try out a different pair of ears with... sort of.

Now, to make this as simple yet convoluted as possible I wrote an AppleScript that when run will generate an applescript:// encoded URL. When that script URL is opened and run it will set iTunes' Manual EQ preset to the same settings as the poster.

This is that script: Show me yours (the EQ getting script those interested in sharing will run)


And this is the output they'll post: Show you mine (the URL encoded EQ setting script everyone can run)

That's for a Logitech Z-2300 set with the bass knob turned to the mid-point. I mostly listen to hard rock with a dose of old R&B/Soul stuff so I like a fairly beefy sound.

Unfortunately I didn't find a way to activate the Manual EQ automagically, and the script will prompt you if you're already using it.
     
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Jan 28, 2008, 05:11 AM
 
This is the equalizer setting on my MacBook:

     
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Jan 28, 2008, 06:17 AM
 
Mine's turned off.
     
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Jan 28, 2008, 07:38 AM
 
Originally Posted by TETENAL View Post
This is the equalizer setting on my MacBook:

be careful if you connect that thing to some external speakers!
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Jan 28, 2008, 07:51 AM
 
Originally Posted by TETENAL View Post
This is the equalizer setting on my MacBook:

Flat EQ with permanent digital distortion?

(or do you only listen over the internal speakers, in which case of course slightly louder and still crap is better than almost inaudible and crap...)
     
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Jan 28, 2008, 08:35 AM
 
I like having mine on bass booster.
     
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Jan 28, 2008, 09:35 AM
 
Presets all sound like ass.



Of course this is played through an old Aiwa stereo....so who cares.
     
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Jan 28, 2008, 09:36 AM
 
     
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Jan 28, 2008, 10:19 AM
 

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Jan 28, 2008, 10:38 AM
 
Wow. Three in a row. Well, nearly.

I've never tried a waveform like that. Too bad you cheapskates didn't use the first link I put up.
     
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Jan 28, 2008, 12:38 PM
 
Wouldn't it be better to decrease the mids instead of increasing the lows and highs?

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Jan 28, 2008, 02:56 PM
 
Very similar to others already posted.



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Jan 28, 2008, 02:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by lavar78 View Post
Wouldn't it be better to decrease the mids instead of increasing the lows and highs?
Why decrease when you can increase?
     
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Jan 28, 2008, 02:57 PM
 
I've found Classical to be the best all-around preset.
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Jan 28, 2008, 02:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by Face Ache View Post
Mine's turned off.
Ditto.

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Jan 28, 2008, 03:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogika View Post
Flat EQ with permanent digital distortion?

(or do you only listen over the internal speakers, in which case of course slightly louder and still crap is better than almost inaudible and crap...)
Of course that's for the internal speakers. I don't carry around external speakers with me.
     
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Jan 28, 2008, 03:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
I've found Classical to be the best all-around preset.
I secretly set other people's iTunes EQ to this setting as it is my favorite default.

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Jan 28, 2008, 04:11 PM
 
That was you?

Stop it.
     
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Jan 28, 2008, 04:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by TETENAL View Post
Of course that's for the internal speakers. I don't carry around external speakers with me.
Nothing like oodles of digital distortion on tiny crappy laptop computer speakers. I hear Moby is going for this sound in his next set of commercial soundtracks.

     
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Jan 28, 2008, 04:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
That was you?

Stop it.
Dude.

"Michael Bolton is my main-man" is not a good setup for you. You should be embarrassed I saw that setting on your EQ saved presets.
     
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Jan 28, 2008, 04:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
Dude.

"Michael Bolton is my main-man" is not a good setup for you. You should be embarrassed I saw that setting on your EQ saved presets.

But you didn't need to erase it.

Do you know how long it took me to find a setting that made Michael Bolton sound good?
     
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Jan 28, 2008, 04:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
But you didn't need to erase it.

Do you know how long it took me to find a setting that made Michael Bolton sound good?
Blasphemy!!! Get your ears checked!

Plus, you were listening to the Raffi with that setting.

And that's just wrong.

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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
Plus, you were listening to the Raffi with that setting.

Okay. This stopped being funny.

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Jan 28, 2008, 04:41 PM
 
It depends on what I'm listening on and the music.
On my MBP I boost everything up 6 db but trim the high because it gets tinny; on the Xeon with seperate speakers I boost the highs and lows. Headphones require a different setting too, mostly boosting lows.
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Jan 28, 2008, 04:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Okay. This stopped being funny.

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Sorry, I often cross the line.

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Okay. This stopped being funny.

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Okay. This stopped being funny.

Banana Phone is awesome. Back off.
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