An admitted EQ neophyte here, and as much as I try to understand multiple EQ bands beyond the old bass and treble knobs on stereos, it just doesn’t get through.
So, right now with my (nice) phones, there is a slightly muffled tone to the sound and a slightly lesser bell-like, clear tone to it. If I wanted to lessen the muffle a bit and add some clarity while still keeping the player’s saturated, rich sound, would the best approach be to leave the lower 2 bands as they are (is that where the muffle enters the picture?), but increase the middle band a little (2 steps or so) and increase the 2 upper bands a little more (4 steps or so–does the clarity come from the upper bands?)? Or, some other, better approach? This is for vocal music.
Also, am I correct that if I increase all the bands equally, the effect is only to increase the volume with no tonal change, as all frequencies have been increased equally?
One nice further addition to the player would be to have the band “settings” for the presets show, as they do for the Custom setting–would be helpful, for understanding the causes and effects of the bands’ positionings.