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Aug 5, 2014
This reminds me of listening to music with gaming (FPS) presets on a soundcard. I did the listening through two sets of headphones (Beyer T1 and Sennheiser HD650). My lossless version of Pink Floyd's "Money" with no EQ sounds much more natural; sounding wider and having layers of soundstage. The clip version sounds like a flat wall of music coming from a small distance. I dont know what format the music from the clips is but it seems to be less detailed than my copy (that may be part of the problem I guess). Also the bass is completely different like a crossover was set wrong. I think it may be the midbass that is missing which is why it sounds really wonky to me. I have a feeling this program would be pretty good for movie watching possibly gaming though cause it does sound very similar to those types of EQs. Again this is just my experience from the sound clips on the description not from a demo version.
Aug 5, 2014
Fong Audio
Aug 5, 2014
Hi Zero,
The pre-rendered samples on the description and on my website are mp3 files. It's certainly not ideal, but it saves a lot of space for streaming over slower connections and for compatibility reasons. That may be part of the problem.
Also because each preset has it's own unique sound, using the trial version gives you the flexibility of trying all the different presets so you have a better chance of finding a set of speakers that more closely matches your tastes and works best with the sound of your DAC, amp, and headphones.
Because I am at the mercy of the way the speakers and rooms are setup, you are hearing the system as it was configured with all the good or bad aspects of the system. I don't feel like I can go in and put up room treatment or start moving around their hundred thousand dollar speakers.
But in general the rooms are set up pretty well.
I would think that hearing your own music with uncompressed audio would yield a better sound that what you are hearing with the mp3 files posted.
Aug 5, 2014
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