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.

:wink:

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?? 

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

@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, the overall volume seems lower.  Someone else mentioned this in another thread, but I can’t find it now :neutral_face: 

@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 :neutral_face:

@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 :neutral_face:

My settings have the curve of the bottom lip of a smile…except the 1st bar’s a little lower :smileyvery-happy:  How do you tell the exact percentages of the settings??

@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 :neutral_face:

My settings have the curve of a bottom lip of a crooked smile…the 1st bar’s a little lower :smileyvery-happy:  How do you tell the exact percentages of the settings??

@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??

Message Edited by Jay_Dee63 on 03-07-2008 03:58 PM

@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 :neutral_face:)

Message Edited by Jay_Dee63 on 03-07-2008 04:25 PM

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).

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.

JREwing, I tried your settings and they sound pretty good.  I wonder what the preset equalizer settings would look like if they were shown on the custom setting.  It’d be interesting to see what more people have their custom eqs. set to.

JREwing, I tried your settings and they sound pretty good.  It’d be interesting to see what more people have their custom eqs. set to.

I wonder what the preset equalizer settings would look like if they were shown on the custom setting.  The Pop one sounds like it’s underwater.

I’m a definite “Jazz” mode fan.  It works as a great all-around mode, from rock to classical. 

Bob

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.

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

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

First of all, don’t mind my bad english. Second, I am a proud owner of 2G Sansa Clip and I just love it. The sound is excelent. I have tried some other MP3 players and I won’t say that they are bad but Clip is just a few steps ahead regarding sound quality (of course not with original headphones). Considering sound quality and the price we have here an absolute winner.

The Clip is excelent, but not perfect. We can make a product better only by analizing it and improving weak points.

I am an audiophile for about 25 years and I would like to make some simple observations about the Clip equalizer settings (I could hardly do some more than simple with my limpy english).

-Normal - well, it’s just normal; not much to say except maybe a little to much mids

-Rock - not bad to listen to bright recordings

-Jazz - excelent (could be a little bright on some material). Audiophile records with 320kbps sounds just awesome.

-Classical and Pop - total c**p (I would like to know if someone can really listening to music with these settings)

-Custom - here is the way to trim your own sound preferences. It would be nice to have 7 band equalizer to tweak the sound more precise (well, maybe with the next firmware).

I must say again - I just love my Clip and  that’s why I would like it to be even better. So here is my deal - I would erase Classical and Pop settings (why waste space on bad settings) and make ability for user to save one or two custom equalizer settings. Also, folder browsing would be a nice touch.

I totally co sign with you.

I’ve tried BUC’s setting and it’s ok but i think there’s too much medium, voices sound wrong. But otherwise you have a nice volume with this setting.

I prefer Jazz settings, but sometimes sounds like S, TS, CH, SH is too sharp and cut my ears. What frequency I need make a quieter.