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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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Just re-read my comment; the...

Just re-read my comment; the last sentence sounds really condecending. Sorry, not a native speaker. But actually, I am serious: the older you get, the less responsive your ears are, especially to high frequencies.

So if you need a boost of +11db at 8kHz, which is really a lot, then maybe the old ears aren't working very well anymore.

Either that, or the speakers are old and can't reproduce high frequencies very well anymore.




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