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"Perfect" iTunes equalizer setting


I noticed a lot of people are favoriting this screen grab of the "Perfect" iTunes equalizer setting (I posted it to Flickr, so I won't keep forgetting it when I need it).


Ever since I saw this in that Mac OS X Hints article, I've used it as my default equalizer in iTunes -- it seems to give a nice pop to MP3 tracks in particular.

HOWTO and specific settings from the original article:

Open the equalizer, and from the pop-up menu, select "Make Preset." Call it "Perfect," because it is, and set the following levels, from left to right (skip the Preamp section):

db +3, +6, +9, +7, +6, +5, +7, +9, +11, +8 db

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You are kidding, right? If...

You are kidding, right? If not: this is ridiculous. +9db at 125Hz? In most cases, this just adds mushy bass and kills most mixes. And: equalizing should match speakers. Since everyone uses different ones, no equalizing will be perfect for everyone.

If you are listening to this and think this sounds perfect, you should invest in new speakers or have your ears checked.




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