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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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I agree with cr0ft. Generally,...

I agree with cr0ft. Generally, music today is produced with an ever increasing volume level. However, eq levels have been enginerred with a particular sound in mind. Using eq settings (which are volume levels for different frequencies) distorts the way in which the artist wants you to hear the music. If you mess about with the eq too much, you change the music in a way that it doesn't represent the way in which the artist wanted you to hear it in the first place.




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