What EQ setting do you use for ipod listening?

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  1. 3GEE macrumors regular

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    I realize this is mostly a personal preference but I find myself sifting through the lot without settling on a favourite.

    I have quite an ecclectic music selection but I'd have to say the bulk of my listening is with rock bands from the 60s - 80s. I listen through my car stereo and I have some Koss and Skullcandy headphones for any other time.

    Do most folks have a preference or just leave the EQ off? Any suggestions?
     
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Off. I use the EQ in my car head unit (Pioneer) and leave it off when using my Sony MDR-7506's. If they added a custom, say, 10 band EQ then I may use it. The presets aren't all that good.
     
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  4. iObama macrumors 6502

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    Rock, usually. A lot of treble and a lot of bass. Just the way me likes it!

    I use the included earbuds. Like the convenience of them.
     
  5. Sankersizzle macrumors 6502a

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    I leave the EQ off, but only because it apparently drains battery. At least that's what Apple tells me in the manual. But when I do put it on, I use Rock, because I'd feel bad to play my GnR collection with anything else :p.
     
  6. Infraggable Kru macrumors regular

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    eq uses battery life


    Personally using EQ's means there's something wrong with the way you are playing the song
    if your headphones are good enough + Apple lossless Audio files = You shouldn't need to change the EQ ever
     
  7. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Dance seems to bring out the highs and lows a bit. I use that mostly.
    I wish there was a way of setting the EQ on the shuffle as the music on it sounds kind of hollow.
     
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    Off, with good headphones the iPod/iPhone sounds just fine. Plus, imo, the eq is particularly bad and brings in lots of distortion.
     
  10. iSaxon macrumors 6502a

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    I like using Electronic or Treble Booster for hip-hop/rap type music.
     
  11. grittyman20 macrumors newbie

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    I normally leave eq off but if I'm in the mood for some bass I'll use the Rock setting
     
  12. diogenis macrumors member

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    EQ is off for fidelity. But I have invested in hi-end earbuds (when portable) and headphone amps. When you use this kind of equipment the EQ function acts as distortion.
     
  13. X5-452 macrumors 6502

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    I have mine set to "off" but I have "Jazz" enabled in iTunes for computer listening...
     
  14. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Usually Bass Boost or Dance, I mainly listen to rap/hip-hop and techno, so it works fine. And seriously, turning your phone on wastes battery life, the EQ isn't going to do a lot more.
     
  15. astrakick10 macrumors newbie

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    If you have decent earphones/headphones then you shouldn't need the equaliser on at all. Thats what iv found on my Bose earphones.
     
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    I set my 3GS to Rock a long time ago and forgot that the EQ was set. I don't recall if I ever noticed a difference or not. Maybe I'll turn it off and give it a listen...
     

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