Is there a global EQ app or is it impossible due to restrictions?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by iolinux333, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

    Feb 9, 2014
    One of the two things I miss about android (the other is swype) is the ability to tap an icon to change to an EQ setting that I previously tailored to the listening environment I happen to be in, i.e., bedroom system, car system, living room system or kitchen system. This is what I have used for years on android:

    I figure it ought to be possible because the "lasts night" EQ setting for the iTunes Player is a global setting across all audio on ios - oddly none of the other settings are. The two apps I really miss not being able to EQ in ios are Songza and TuneIn.
  2. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    Audio EQ settings in iOS are awful and haven't really changed over the years.

    There's so much it could do, multi-band EQs that can be assigned to the various audio output systems (headphones, BT audio, dock connector, etc..)

    I don't think there's much you can do for apps like those. You can try the Denon Music app... it has built-in TuneIn radio, and allows for I believe a 10-band EQ to be used.
  3. iolinux333 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Feb 9, 2014
    Wow thanks for pointing out the Denon Audio application. I wish Apple would hire whoever wrote that to institute the program's EQ across the system - instead of hiring people to work on rediculous iWatch silliness.
  4. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    It's interesting that Apple seems to be less focused on the Music aspect, given the roots of much of their success was the iPod.

    There are a few other nice apps to replace the stock Music app. That's just the one I happen to like because it let's me browse the music much more easily, has a dark theme, a queueing system, and the advanced EQ. :D
  5. patrickgerr macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2012
    It's called market differentiation. How else can they sell their ipods if their iPhones are better in music
  6. dba415 macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2011
    I think it's more they don't want to put it something complicated that would confuse the simpletons who just want to listen to their music. Can see people calling in wondering why their music sounds different because someone messed up with their eq settings.
  7. iolinux333 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Feb 9, 2014
    Oh gosh they could just stick it deep down in settings somewhere where only audioheads would know to look for it. The code is already written (for iPod) all they have to do is compile it in.
  8. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    Except that their iPods don't include this feature either.

    The iPod touch also has the messed up new, too.

    I think people can figure out how to use an EQ, or at least to disable it. It's right there in the Music settings already, it's just that Custom isn't an option.

    I remember the iPod classics would at least show what the EQ curve for each preset looked like. The idea of these "Presets" for each genre of listening is a little backwards, too, because you are trying to equalize the sound for the given output device, not to remaster the output curve of certain types of music.

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