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There has been interest in this thread over what the Apple music EQ presets (on iPhone / iOS) are actually doing, in an effort to use them to correct headphone responses without much inconvenience.

To access these settings on your iPhone, you simply go to Settings -> Music -> EQ.

The EQ is only active inside the Apple music app though, something to keep in mind.

Now here are the results

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Accoustic.png

Bass Booster.png

Bass Reducer.png

Classical.png

Dance.png

Deep.png

Electronic.png

Flat.png

Hip-Hop.png

Jazz.png

Late Night.png

Latin.png

Loudness.png

Lounge.png

Piano.png

Pop.png

R and B.png

Rock.png

Small Speakrs.png

Spoken Word.png

Treble Booster.png

Treble Reducer.png

Vocal Booster.png

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Reserved for listening impressions, I'm planing on testing whether the Presets help with their respective genres.

Feel free to recommend tracks!
 

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There has been interest in this thread over what the Apple music EQ presets (on iPhone / iOS) are actually doing, in an effort to use them to correct headphone responses without much inconvenience.

To access these settings on your iPhone, you simply go to Settings -> Music -> EQ.

The EQ is only active inside the Apple music app though, something to keep in mind.

Now here are the results

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To Download the measurements, Click HERE.

Tagging interested members from the other thread @Oddeeo @Yorkshire Mouth @Bimbleton @Taddpole @Χ Ξ Σ
Thank you very much, this answers the question perfectly!

Helluva bass boost… I think it extends far too high IMO.
 

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I found the classical present works pretty well with AirPods Pro since it lacks extension on both ends. The rock present sounds nearly identical to classical but it's further down the list and I am too lazy to scroll down.
 
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I’m using the “Deep” preset with my Grado SR80x. Tames the highs a lot and generally makes it more enjoyable.
 

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This is very helpful. Periodically, I’ll play around with the EQ on my iPhone driving an HD6xx via the Apple dongle, but I always end up preferring no EQ, with Loudness probably being my 2nd favorite. Any other HD650/6xx users find an iPhone EQ setting that works well for them?
 

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This is very helpful. Periodically, I’ll play around with the EQ on my iPhone driving an HD6xx via the Apple dongle, but I always end up preferring no EQ, with Loudness probably being my 2nd favorite. Any other HD650/6xx users find an iPhone EQ setting that works well for them?
I have the same phones. I use the Jazz setting for prog-rock.
 

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I have the same phones. I use the Jazz setting for prog-rock.
I just now tried Jazz with a prog song, Genesis - Cinema Show, and I can see how it enhances the melodic details and works better than Loudness, although the latter gives it more drive. But no EQ still sounds richer to me.
 

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I just now tried Jazz with a prog song, Genesis - Cinema Show, and I can see how it enhances the melodic details and works better than Loudness, although the latter gives it more drive. But no EQ still sounds richer to me.
I agree. I use no eq 98% of the time.
 

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Hi guys,
I was curious, does anyone actually know what the “Flat” preset is for? Why does apple include it versus just picking eq “Off”? I’ve read a bunch of answers from a variety of sites but I still don’t have a clear idea. The links I found ranged from 2000s iPod days to a couple of years ago, but since apple has changed hardware and software over the years, I’m interested in finding out what “Flat” vs “Off” means today. I have an iPhone 8 and 7plus on iOS 13 and iOS 14, respectively.

Thanks
 

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Hi guys,
I was curious, does anyone actually know what the “Flat” preset is for? Why does apple include it versus just picking eq “Off”? I’ve read a bunch of answers from a variety of sites but I still don’t have a clear idea. The links I found ranged from 2000s iPod days to a couple of years ago, but since apple has changed hardware and software over the years, I’m interested in finding out what “Flat” vs “Off” means today. I have an iPhone 8 and 7plus on iOS 13 and iOS 14, respectively.

Thanks
I’ve noticed a small level difference but it’s minor. I don’t think is any other difference.
 

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Hi guys,
I was curious, does anyone actually know what the “Flat” preset is for? Why does apple include it versus just picking eq “Off”? I’ve read a bunch of answers from a variety of sites but I still don’t have a clear idea. The links I found ranged from 2000s iPod days to a couple of years ago, but since apple has changed hardware and software over the years, I’m interested in finding out what “Flat” vs “Off” means today. I have an iPhone 8 and 7plus on iOS 13 and iOS 14, respectively.

Thanks
Frequency response curve/graph depends on speaker drivers and crossovers. ...So the crossover is like EQ,, or the EQ is used to get a flatter frequency response.
So EQ OFF might result in a very non-flat response, iow not "un-coloured", not "unflavoured".
So it's better to label it FLAT when it is never off, there is always some EQ. - the EQ to make it flat/neutral.
 
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