Originally Posted by kmarei
i don't know if it's just me
but i usually have the 2-5KHz bands way lower than that
ideally it's the 3.2Khz band that should be lowered
your ears are very sensitive at that frequency, and it's very dependant on your tweeters
lower quality tweeters sound a little harsh, which means this band has a peak
I think vocals live between 5Khz and 3Khz, and that should be adjusted plus/minus based on how your ears will respond to more aural vocals or something a little more subdued. The audiophile who advised me even said that your age will make a difference in the way your ears respond (i.e. 20 and below, 30 - 50, 60 - 80, etc.) As you get older, you'll require additional decibels adjustments to make up for your ears lack of ability to listen to certain frequencies.