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Old 01-05-2006, 01:43 AM   #571
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Hmm, I suppose your player has a custom EQ right?

To make things sound more airy, up the rightmost custom EQ bar by around 2-3 or more. Left EQ bar would be low pitch (bass), right EQ bar would be high pitch (treble). Everything in-between is in-between in order
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Old 01-05-2006, 01:46 AM   #572
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I thought that you only had the H10 as your player, never thought you also have an iAudio as a backup. Korean company supporter! w00t!
cant blame me.. their solid sound quality bought me over.. haha.. but i do luv korea product...
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Old 01-05-2006, 01:46 AM   #573
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Hmm, I suppose your player has a custom EQ right?

To make things sound more airy, up the rightmost custom EQ bar by around 2-3 or more. Left EQ bar would be low pitch (bass), right EQ bar would be high pitch (treble). Everything in-between is in-between in order
Hmm...tat means the graph will be from high to low reading from right to left?
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Old 01-05-2006, 01:48 AM   #574
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Nope, low to high.

Left most is bass, rightmost is highs. To get 'pure' SQ, little to no EQ should be used
EQ can also be used to correct earphone weaknesses.

e.g: My U3 + CK7:
60Hz Band: 0
250Hz Band: 0
1kHz Band: 1
3kHz Band: -1
14kHz Band: 0
BBE:01
M3B:00
3DS:02
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Old 01-05-2006, 01:57 AM   #575
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My U10 onli got:
50 +2
200 +1
1000 0
3000 +1
14000 +2

A V-shape formation


so i shud change to:

50 +0
200 +0
1000 +1
3000 -1
14000 +0

???
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Old 01-05-2006, 02:00 AM   #576
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Guys, can open another thread for EQ settings? OT already. Wait rockstar must sweep floor again.
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Old 01-05-2006, 02:03 AM   #577
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No, not at all, its up to your preference

I like my music to sound as prim as proper as how they should sound, and the CK7 has a bit of a 1000Hz deficiency to my ears and well as a bit of brightness in the lower to middle treble regions, so I use the EQ to 'fix' the errors on my CK7 to make it sound more neutral

Try to experiment with the EQ bands as much as you like, just remember that leftmost is bass/low pitch and right is treble/high pitch. You might just find some EQ configuration that you might like
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Guys, can open another thread for EQ settings? OT already. Wait rockstar must sweep floor again.
OK Master Bug, no problem
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Gomen sorrie paiseh...ok thanks zephyron, will experiment a bit. Thanks for ur advise.
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Old 01-05-2006, 02:10 AM   #580
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Thanks. The Cresyn thread was actually from this thread. If nothing was done, this will be a super long thread.
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No, not at all, its up to your preference

I like my music to sound as prim as proper as how they should sound, and the CK7 has a bit of a 1000Hz deficiency to my ears and well as a bit of brightness in the lower to middle treble regions, so I use the EQ to 'fix' the errors on my CK7 to make it sound more neutral

Try to experiment with the EQ bands as much as you like, just remember that leftmost is bass/low pitch and right is treble/high pitch. You might just find some EQ configuration that you might like
haa.. wait till i show u my eq setting.. haha.. u will run away.. hee...
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Old 01-05-2006, 03:39 AM   #582
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Partially reviving the AH-CK32

Partially reviving the ATH-CK32 - It now has bass recovery:

Well, my itchy fingers made me do something to the ATH-CK32 in hopes to make it worthwhile.

I took off its paper filter and wanted to place in some sort of 'buffer' in order to buffer the sound produced from its drivers, but I ran out of cotton, so I decided to use paper instead.

Bass did come out, but it still kind of lacks extension. The treble suffered a little bit more though, and feels muddier (though not as muddy as my EX71, suprisingly) but I attribute that to the 'funneling' of the paper, and I believe either cotton or sponge should have done better. The extreme high still rollsoff to my ears. On my Creative MuVo TXFM, to balance out the sound, I turned up the leftmost EQ band (62Hz) up one notch and the 16kHz band up 3 notches.

Do note that the pics below are the bad examples, I removed the badly folded paper from this one and placed in a more rounded out version later on.

PS: Sorry for the poor quality pictures, I only had my handphone camera available then.

Step 1: Take out that filter (It wasn't simply paper apparently. Its some sort of meshed texture speical paper thing)


Step 2: Get the paper ready


Step 3: Roll em up (into a tube/funnel) and fire in the hole!


Step 4: Place that filter meshy thingy back on
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Old 01-05-2006, 03:19 PM   #583
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Thanks you guys. Where is causeway pt? is that one near woodland MRT?
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Old 01-05-2006, 03:27 PM   #584
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ATH-CK32 Mod Update!

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To answer your question: Yes, its at Causeway Point, Woodlands.

Update on ATH-CK32 mod. I took out the paper and ripped some cottom out of a cotton swab/earcleaning stick, and rolled it into a small, low density cottom ball and stuffed in into the ATH-CK32's funnel. All it all, its not bad. The bass rolloff is now not all that severe, should be acceptable to a certain standard, and bass extension rolloff seems to take place somewhere earlier in the sound spectrum graph, which is a good thing. The harsh mids have supposedly been buffered by the cotton swabs and are not as bad as they were before. The highs seem largely unaffected, the rolloff is still there, starting from about 12kHz or so from what I observed in Foobar2k's spectrum analyzer and Audacity's tone generator.

Finally can be considered a minor upgrade in terms of sound over stock buds (compared to my iAudio U3 stock buds and my almost 2 year old Creative MuVo TX FM stock buds that is), and the isolation is pretty good.

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Old 01-05-2006, 04:54 PM   #585
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ATH-CK32 is a very good looking earphones after seeing the display better than Sony's design IMO. Can it's sound be compared to Panasonic HJE50 without any mod.

I detest the long cables of HJE50 1.5m long and had to tuck it in my jeans pocket so troublesome.
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