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      12-30-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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Hey All- I know there are a ton of EPS preferred settings on this forum and I'm sure they all have their merits. I recently was talking to an audiophile and he sat in my car and explained how the frequencies worked, what each one supposedly does, and how to adjust based on your preferred style of sound.

The attached setting is for general long term listening on road trips. He claims it's adjusted to accomodate a wide range of music and it will not make your ears tire out quickly. I tried it and have to say, I can't fault it. Sounds pretty good IMHO. I think it's comical because the changes are so small and I thought, "this won't do jack", but I guess it did.

I particularly like it listening to Electronica (NOD, Tennishero, Kidnap Kid, etc.)

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Very minor changes though.
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Very minor changes though.
Agreed, that's why I was so surprised it worked out well. I made one more adjustment faded it Rear +1.

I guess the magic of sound settings, it's all about the nuances and so small adjustments theoretically should make a difference.

I tried going back to many other settings seen on the forum, but after a while my ears got tired or when I went to different music it didn't sound / pop right.
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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
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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.
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I tried those settings and they sound great actually. Had Malek's and then adjusted them to my liking. But then tried this - with fader and balance one "tick" to the right. The sound is seemingly cleaner. I have the stock system with no upgraded amps or bass units.
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I think vocals live between 5Khz and 3Khz.
depends
barry whites vocals live in your subwoofer zone
and cyndi lauper lives purely in the tweeter zone


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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.
i know with age, you lose the upper frequencies
so you might hear to 20,000hz when you are 15
you might be down to 16,000 when you're 40 etc
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