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PromisedPlanet
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Registered: ‎10-07-2007
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Equalizer settings

I am curious (yellow) ...
 
What equalizer setting do you use on your Clip?
 
Right now I find myself switching back and forth between the "Rock" and my own Custom setting, which is a flattened "U" shape if you can imagine that.  1st and 5th bars are 8 clicks up (66%), 2nd and 4th bars are at 33%, middle bar at 0.  Mostly I use my Custom setting.  I listen to pretty much everything from classical music to punk rock.
 
No country music, though.  And no rap after Run DMC.
 
:smileywink:
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Jay_Dee63
Posts: 138
Registered: ‎02-12-2008
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Re: Equalizer settings

I usually keep mine set on Rock. I don't know if it's just me, but it seems like when I use the Custom EQ, the volume/max volume somehow gets lowered.  Anyone else notice that?

Does anyone know what each individual bar in the Custom EQ adjusts?? 
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PromisedPlanet
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Re: Equalizer settings

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Jay_Dee63 wrote:
I usually keep mine set on Rock. I don't know if it's just me, but it seems like when I use the Custom EQ, the volume/max volume somehow gets lowered.  Anyone else notice that?

Does anyone know what each individual bar in the Custom EQ adjusts?? 


Someone will explain this better, but I believe that each bar represents a frequency range ... going from left to right, it's low frequencies (bass) to high frequencies (treble).
 
I think I read somewhere in this forum that using the Custom EQ doesn't boost the volume at all, which would then mean that if any bar is not at the maximum ( 12 "clicks" "up" ), you'd be decreasing the volume at that frequency range.  Someone correct me if I'm wrong.  So Jay_Dee63, you'd be right about the overall volume being lowered, but you can control that with the volume switch.



Message Edited by PromisedPlanet on 03-07-2008 05:51 PM
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Jay_Dee63
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Re: Equalizer settings

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PromisedPlanet wrote:


Jay_Dee63 wrote:
I usually keep mine set on Rock. I don't know if it's just me, but it seems like when I use the Custom EQ, the volume/max volume somehow gets lowered.  Anyone else notice that?

Does anyone know what each individual bar in the Custom EQ adjusts?? 


Someone will explain this better, but I believe that each bar represents a frequency range ... going from left to right, it's low frequencies (bass) to high frequencies (treble).
 
I think I read somewhere in this forum that using the Custom EQ doesn't boost the volume at all, which would then mean that if any bar is not at the maximum ( 12 "clicks" "up" ), you'd be decreasing the volume at that frequency range.  Someone correct me if I'm wrong.  So Jay_Dee63, you'd be right about the overall volume being lowered, but you can control that with the volume switch.



Message Edited by PromisedPlanet on 03-07-2008 05:51 PM

Even with the volume at max while using the Custom EQ, the overall volume seems lower.  Someone else mentioned this in another thread, but I can't find it now <img class=

My settings look like the curve of a bottom lip of a crooked smile.....the 1st bar's a little lower <img class=  How do you tell the exact percentages of the settings....you just counted the clicks, or there's a reading??

(I found the thread that talks about it.......here......sorry, didn't want to go off topic :smileyindifferent:)


Message Edited by Jay_Dee63 on 03-07-2008 04:25 PM
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PromisedPlanet
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Re: Equalizer settings



Jay_Dee63 wrote:
My settings look like the curve of a bottom lip of a crooked smile.....the 1st bar's a little lower <img class=  How do you tell the exact percentages of the settings....you just counted the clicks, or there's a reading??

There's 12 clicks from center point to top, and to also to bottom (24 clicks total).

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JREwing
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎11-21-2007
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Re: Equalizer settings

I've been waiting for a decent thread about this. I'm currently using Custom, Rock sounds like crap to me. 1st bar at +6, 2nd bar at +3, 3rd bar at +2, 4th bar at +4, 5th bar at +7. Sounds good to me, I initially had them all one more click up but it made some songs to distorted. This seems to be just about right. Mainly listening to Rock and some rap.

I haven't tried the U shaped, 8,4,0,4,8 yet. Plan on giving it a whirl. Another thread mentioned using it at 9,-3,3,3,6 and the bass was way to muddy and distorted at times. If anyone else has suggestions I'd love to hear them.
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neutron_bob
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Registered: ‎12-26-2007
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Re: Equalizer settings

I'm a definite "Jazz" mode fan.  It works as a great all-around mode, from rock to classical. 
 
Bob
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Sedjwik
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎03-13-2008
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Re: Equalizer settings

I find the Normal EQ setting pretty hard to beat... it's got a good balance of lows/mids/highs. The Custom setting most def cuts the volume which is quite annoying and keeps me from using it except when very necessary. My $20 Koss earplugs are very decent for the price... tho i believe the Clip's great audio is worthy of a much more sensitive (read: expensive) set. It's also worthy of a much better implemented custom EQ (might i request this to the Sansa code developers?).

 

I'm new here, btw... greetings to everyone. I've been using a 2Gb Clip for many weeks and love it... so much so i've a 4Gb due to arrive any day now. I'm extremely picky about audio quality and the Clip is amazing.

 

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mobbaddict
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎09-19-2008
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Re: Equalizer settings

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The same as neutron_bob, Jazz mode is the only well-balanced mode, other modes are crap (including normal mode!). I only listen to hip-hop and it's perfect for it. But most of the time i use my own custom setting, which is very close to the Jazz mode with a little more highs and a little less bass. If you want to try it set it up like that: +2/12 ; +2/12 ; -2/12 ; +6/12 ; +8/12
Message Edited by mobbaddict on 09-19-2008 06:05 PM
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HulkSmashNow
Posts: 284
Registered: ‎06-26-2008
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Re: Equalizer settings

I use forum member BUC's custom EQ, which you can search for around here, because, sadly, I don't remember exactly what it is.  But, IMHO, it's a great EQ that gave me a definite gain in volume.
 
All the best,
Brad
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