The best headphones can transport a person away from the world’s chaos into a musical sanctuary. But many don’t know that it’s possible to tinker with the frequencies of your headphones to get that perfect sound quality. This article will show you how to EQ headphones so you have what you’re looking for next time you need to book an audio retreat.
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EQ stands for “equalization” and is the process of changing the volume of different frequency levels to get a perfect sound that goes well with your device. If you’ve ever sat in the passenger seat and played with the bass and treble knob on a car’s dashboard, you already have some experience in this, and below we’ll help you perfect your natural talent.
You can use EQ settings to bring out specific instruments or vocal ranges if you know what you’re doing.
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Is it a good idea to use EQ presets?
These are frequencies tested by audio engineers to bring out the best possible sound from your device for all types of music. A great way to find the best frequency range for your taste is to start with a preset and slightly adjust. If you do your research and find the right ones, presets are often the best way to go.
What does the term “sound signatures” on headphones mean?
A sound signature involves how the brand calibrates the headphone’s EQ settings before packaging them. For example, some are marketed as having a bass booster sound quality, and others as warm and bright.
What is a neutral sound signature?
A neutral sound signature means that no frequency settings have been played, and the audio is coming across just as recorded.
STAT: Humans can hear a spectrum of sound from 20Hz to 20kHz. (source)