8 Replies Latest reply: Apr 19, 2010 6:26 PM by oracle_ab
onslaught Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
hiya i'm planning to buy a 3rd-gen iPod touch and was reading thru the features and notes on the device.

may i ask for you guys what is by far the best/ideal EQ/equaliser sound settings for the iPod touch for any songs in general? (i mostly got alternative/pop rock and deep/progressive house + trance songs.

thanks.

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  • 1. Re: Best EQ settings
    iUniv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    hello onslaught

    im using an ipod touch 3G and i listen to a variety of music. i find that
    the loudness setting is the best/ideal EQ setting in general. This loudness
    boost up all sounds in a way like turbocharging the engine of a car. Give it
    a try and i hope you like it.
  • 2. Re: Best EQ settings
    eclipse01 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    I like Acoustic in the presets
  • 3. Re: Best EQ settings
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,895 points)
    what is by far the best/ideal EQ/equaliser sound settings for the iPod touch for any songs in general?

    Flat or Off.
  • 4. Re: Best EQ settings
    oracle_ab Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
    +1; this setting preserves EQ settings set in iTunes.
  • 5. Re: Best EQ settings
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,895 points)
    this setting preserves EQ settings set in iTunes.

    If a song has a preset EQ in iTunes, that preset EQ will be used in iTunes as long as the iPod EQ is not set to Off.

    If the iPod EQ is set to Rock and a song has a preset of Classical, the song will play with *Classical EQ*.
  • 6. Re: Best EQ settings
    oracle_ab Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
    AFAIK, to your latter paragraph, the music will play with whatever EQ setting is set in your iPod over the EQ setting of that same track/album as set in iTunes. That is, if you have your iPod set to Rock and the track/album in iTunes is set to Classical, the Rock EQ setting will play over the Classical EQ frequncy settings, similar to a double EQ setting. At least, that's how I understand it, while the Flat setting will allow for, more or less, clean EQ setting playthrough of what was set in iTunes. There will still be some sound enhancement, but since Flat allows for all frequencies to be at a balanced level, you'll mostly hear the iTunes EQ settings. It's almost akin to turning on Surround Sound, but leaving all the frequencies in the middle.
  • 7. Re: Best EQ settings
    rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (5,495 points)
    oracle_ab wrote:
    AFAIK, to your latter paragraph, the music will play with whatever EQ setting is set in your iPod over the EQ setting of that same track/album as set in iTunes. That is, if you have your iPod set to Rock and the track/album in iTunes is set to Classical, the Rock EQ setting will play over the Classical EQ frequncy settings ...


    No, that's not correct according to Apple:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61567

    If a song has an EQ setting from iTunes, that setting will always be used on the iPod, unless the iPod's EQ is OFF, or if you temporarily override the song's EQ as described in the article.
  • 8. Re: Best EQ settings
    oracle_ab Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
    I stand corrected! Seems my experience is different than what even Apple states from what I can tell from hearing my tracks. I've done all sorts of testing, but maybe I could be liking for a difference in sounds?