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Geek Tip: Getting The Ideal iTunes Equalizer Settings

Here's one of those "always good to know tips" from Mac OSX Hints that may in fact make your music sound better with improved balance. These 'non-flat' iTunes equalizer settings are said to output the music the way it was intended to be listened to. To get started, open up your equalizer from the view menu and select "make preset." Call it whatever you'd like for future reference and set the levels, just like below, from right to left (while skipping the preamp section): db +3, +6, +9, +7, +6, +5, +7, +9, +11, +8 db. Make sure that the 'on' box for the equalizer is activated. The pic above will show you what it is suppose to look like. One thing I noticed is that it works well with external "high quality" speakers but not when you are playing music through your laptop. So if you just use your laptop for sound, it may be best to keep your settings on default.

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Chris3019213 Chris3019213 4 years
This is a load of crap. What room? Which speakers? You can't use the same EQ for different situations.
Thren Thren 9 years
Just wanted to say thank you so much for this tip! Things sound so much better on my laptop now, it's great! :-)
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i changed mine but haven't tested it out yet. thanks for the tip!
nitronat nitronat 9 years
sounds cool - i am going to have to try that out! :)
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years
c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
thanks :D
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
This really worked! Wonderful post, very helpful!
geniusNOTatWORK geniusNOTatWORK 9 years
oh wow, that was a big difference! I tend not to mess with sound settings but wowow! this is good :)
fragiletearz fragiletearz 9 years
very cool. It makes it sound sooooo Much better.
steen steen 9 years
I'm going to have to give this a shot! I have Logitech speakers I use with my desktop and they sound pretty awesome so we'll see what this does.
Lizzard214 Lizzard214 9 years
Wow. this really did make a difference. I use headphones from my G5. They aren't the best headphones, but with this setting everything sounds so much better. Thanks!
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