When will Apple ever add usable EQ or SFX in their iPods?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Mac32, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. Mac32, Jun 22, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2013

    Mac32 Suspended

    Nov 20, 2010

    I just bought an iPad Nano 7th generation, after using a Cowon player for a few years (got tired of Apple's subpar SQ). Since my music collection is an ALAC iTunes libary, an iPod is the most practical choice. Now, Cowon has great EQ and SFX options, but Apple STILL only offers a few crappy sounding and unusable EQ presets. The user cannot tweak and make his/her own settings. This is getting downright ridiculous. You can buy an iPod with a camera, games, play videos etc., but having absolute basic audio functions like a decent tweakable EQ...oh no. Not to mention that all the EQ presets are way to exaggerated, and are never going to be used by anyone with a slightly musical ear. EQ or similar SFXs are very useful for certain types of headphones, esp. IEMs (inner ear monitors)
    Somehow I'm not that suprised...
  2. blackburn macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2010
    Where Judas lost it's boots.
    I have an 6th gen, and the SQ is very good (way better than the dead classic that I still have lying around).

    About the equalizer Apple never really had a decent one. Even Sony had a simple, yet kinda decent equalizer. But Apple have improved (slightly) the eq, on the classic activating any preset that increased the output of some bands, like the bass boost one, would make music start clipping.

    Either get some headphones that don't need eq, some processing unit of some kind or simply deal with it.
  3. Silverrune macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2011
    You can apply an EQ in iTunes and it will sync over. You have to apply it specifically to the song though.
  4. Mac32 thread starter Suspended

    Nov 20, 2010
    I did try this a couple of years ago, and couldn't get it to work then. It is a very unpractical solution anyway. Yes, the SQ has been slightly improved in the iPod Nanos the few last years, but again Apple is downplaying the core function of the iPod - music listening. :rolleyes:

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