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(@rahul)
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So you prefer listening to music with EQ or without EQ ?

Eg. Using 'Bass Booster' on your portable mp3 player (like iPod) or your computer.

And what is your opinion - Using EQ enhances listening or it is false music ?

I am also including a little poll. 8)

Rahul


   
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(@dogbite)
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it's funny. I tend to EQ my recording but hardly ever think about touching the tone dials on the stereo hifi.
I do se the tone knob on my guitar.

so yes and no.

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(@blueline)
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I've tried to EQ my guitar but could not get the sound I was looking for. Either that or I could not identify the sound I was looking for so the EQ attempts were destined to fail anyways.

That said, I do use the tone knobs on my guitar. I occasionally use the EQ within iTunes. Alas, I had to get rid of my stereo equipment- I had no room for it.

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(@rahul)
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Actually, I was focussing on EQ on just the music we hear and not the guitar or effects EQ.


   
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(@jwmartin)
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I don't use the EQ on iPod or iTunes, but I do tweak treble and bass in my car (where I am normally listening to iPod). Bass Boost sounds like crapola.

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(@dogbite)
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Actually, I was focussing on EQ on just the music we hear and not the guitar or effects EQ.
yeah, all the time in my truck. sometimes I boost the bass when I am flying down the highway with the windows open.

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(@gnease)
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I often select the loudness contour, cuz of the Fletcher-Munson effect.

As for "pureness" of the recorded experience: Not too likely to find that these days. It's mainly confined to chamber and corchestral recordings.

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(@ricochet)
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Besides, the acoustics of the reproducing speakers and the listening environment entirely negate the possibility of "pure reproduction" of the sound as played. Tune it up as you like and enjoy it. Personally, I leave it alone, but not out of some kind of purist philosophy. Never realized there was any EQ on an iPod. I'm with Gnease on the Fletcher-Munson thing, music at lower volumes often sounds better with bass and treble boost.

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