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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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Oh no. I don't think...

Oh no. I don't think something like this should spread around the web. Equalizer settings are usually only necessary to compensate in some way for the hardware the sound is playing from. Or, when modifying equalizer settings to tweak a song characteristic you don't usually just apply that setting globally to all your music. Not sure I'd spread stuff like this around and call it a "perfect" setting, it's misleading and potentially harmful to users who may set it and if the sound is bad think it must be because of their equipment because after all they're using the "perfect" setting in iTunes. If it sounds better this way, it means low end hardware or a very unique listening taste.




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