Is 5 EQ bars enough?

I dont think so, compared to the 10 EQ settings in wmp, the sansa just doesnt cut it.

5 is pretty standard. The EQ’s are like this in all Sansa players, Rockbox and even Winamp (for PC’s).

@tapeworm wrote:

5 is pretty standard. The EQ’s are like this in all Sansa players, Rockbox and even Winamp (for PC’s).

I’ll grant you Rockbox, but at least in Rockbox you can set the frequency of each band, so it is better than stock Sansa.

Winamp only has a 5-band? That’s pretty lame…:stuck_out_tongue:

Mediamonkey has 10-band, foobar2000 has an 18-band, WMP12 has a 10-band, iTunes has a 10-band…several of the Android apps have 10-band…OK, I’ll stop now.:laughing:

@marvin_martian wrote:


@tapeworm wrote:

5 is pretty standard. The EQ’s are like this in all Sansa players, Rockbox and even Winamp (for PC’s).


 

Winamp only has a 5-band? That’s pretty lame…:smileytongue:

Mediamonkey has 10-band, foobar2000 has an 18-band, WMP12 has a 10-band, iTunes has a 10-band…several of the Android apps have 10-band…OK, I’ll stop now.:laughing:

My mistake. I was going off my ever-aging grey matter cells. Just checked and it has 10 bands.

:flushed:

But if you want to rip .mp3’s in LAME, you have to buy the Gold Edition. :stuck_out_tongue:

Personally, I generally find EQ bands more confusing than helpful, and always love to see pre-sets (gasp! egads!). I guess I just don’t have the patience that EQ bands demand for tinkering.

@tapeworm wrote:


@marvin_martian wrote:


@tapeworm wrote:

5 is pretty standard. The EQ’s are like this in all Sansa players, Rockbox and even Winamp (for PC’s).


 

Winamp only has a 5-band? That’s pretty lame…:smileytongue:

Mediamonkey has 10-band, foobar2000 has an 18-band, WMP12 has a 10-band, iTunes has a 10-band…several of the Android apps have 10-band…OK, I’ll stop now.:laughing:


 

My mistake. I was going off my ever-aging grey matter cells. Just checked and it has 10 bands.

 

:flushed:

 

 

But if you want to rip .mp3’s in LAME, you have to buy the Gold Edition. :stuck_out_tongue:

That is LAME indeed! :stuck_out_tongue:

You can set up Mediamonkey to rip in LAME for free, with a few minutes research first. That said, I do have the lifetime MM Gold license…and for that matter, I do my ripping with other software now anyways.

@miikerman wrote:
Personally, I generally find EQ bands more confusing than helpful, and always love to see pre-sets (gasp! egads!). I guess I just don’t have the patience that EQ bands demand for tinkering.

Presets are an abomination…shame on you! :stuck_out_tongue:

@marvin_martian wrote:


@miikerman wrote:
Personally, I generally find EQ bands more confusing than helpful, and always love to see pre-sets (gasp! egads!). I guess I just don’t have the patience that EQ bands demand for tinkering.


Presets are an abomination…shame on you! :stuck_out_tongue:

The best EQ “preset” if you have decent head/ear phones is none at all (aka Normal). At the very most, a very slight “bump” in the high and low end just for “emphasis”. :wink:

Yeah, I know it’s not cool of me to like presets. But whenever I tinker with EQ bands, I only bullox things up . . . . Too complicated for my little brain, I guess–and no music studio engineer here. :wink:

@miikerman wrote:
Yeah, I know it’s not cool of me to like presets. But whenever I tinker with EQ bands, I only bullox things up . . . . Too complicated for my little brain, I guess–and no music studio engineer here. :wink:

Well, it’s no use tinkering with the EQ on a Sansa running the Sansa firmware…it won’t do any good.  Of course, if one was to run Rockbox, then you could do a world of good. I’m fortunate now to have a couple sets of  headphones that don’t need any EQ-ing…but I sure like having it there for the headphones to do need help.:wink:

@marvin_martian wrote:

 

Well, it’s no use tinkering with the EQ on a Sansa running the Sansa firmware…it won’t do any good.  Of course, if one was to run Rockbox, then you could do a world of good.

I disagree. While not the absolute best, the Sansa EQ still works and for those not wanting (or able) to use Rockbox it’s the only option availble. Rockbox’s EQ is more customizable, but also more complicated and the small steps and db changes when using it can make it difficult to find the “ideal” settings.

I’ll bet there are millions of users out there who have never even heard of Rockbox that are perfectly happy and satisfied with their players (and the EQ) just the way they are.

@tapeworm wrote:


@marvin_martian wrote:

 

Well, it’s no use tinkering with the EQ on a Sansa running the Sansa firmware…it won’t do any good.  Of course, if one was to run Rockbox, then you could do a world of good.


I disagree. While not the absolute best, the Sansa EQ still works and for those not wanting (or able) to use Rockbox it’s the only option availble. Rockbox’s EQ is more customizable, but also more complicated and the small steps and db changes when using it can make it difficult to find the “ideal” settings.

 

I’ll bet there are millions of users out there who have never even heard of Rockbox that are perfectly happy and satisfied with their players (and the EQ) just the way they are.

Well, I guess the Sansa EQ is better than nothing…lol. I’m just spoiled by having used better ones, I guess.


Dwain wrote:

I dont think so, compared to the 10 EQ settings in wmp, the sansa just doesnt cut it.


  

Its simple to add more bands, but I’m not convinced there is really much use for it.  The WMP EQ does have more bands, but they are non-parametric so you need more bands to accomplish the same thing.