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Hifiman Sundara Review (headphone)

Music1969

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A simple 3 band EQ, only EQ'ing bass, linear extension

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SoundGuys B&K 5128 measurement seemed to also show bass is really only major "issue"

Also dips from 60Hz down - like Crinacle GRAS 43ag measurement

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Guys do you believe that arya stealth is worth it over sundara considering the price difference?

I can get arya at 1350 and sundara at 300
 

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Hey Guys, I am using Amir's Sundara EQ on Roon, and living the high life! Sundys shaking and grooving now!! ha ha , earlier they were pretty pretty, now they are like black magic woman! Now im a noob at EQ , wondering how i can do the oratory EQ on Roon Just to try out what thats gonna sound like. I tried windows APO Peace GUI , but Roon , over Mac, on USB wired to my DAC, with EQ, is pretty much end game. Thanks Amir for the lovely 3 band EQ, that just make me cans rock! Now if one of you lovely peeps can give the oratory EQ done on Roon, just to see what difference that is, it would be brilliant!
 

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Very simple 4-band EQ here.
Do try it ! It tackles the main issues we seen in Amir, oratory and crinacle measurements.

Preamp: -11.5 dB Filter 1: ON LSQ Fc 30 Hz Gain 8.0 dB Q 0.71 Filter 2: ON PK Fc 55 Hz Gain -1.50 dB Q 1.50 Filter 3: ON LSQ Fc 60 Hz Gain 5.00 dB Q 0.71 Filter 4: ON PK Fc 2100 Hz Gain 2.50 dB Q 1.50
 

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Completely new to this, but what would be "better" or the difference between using the suggested EQ settings vs. the sundara autoeq profile?
 

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Completely new to this, but what would be "better" or the difference between using the suggested EQ settings vs. the sundara autoeq profile?
There's no strictly better option, because of unit variation.
If you want optimal EQ settings, you have to A/B them all
So Amir, oratory, Crinacle, Resolve, Sean Olive, 0dB, etc.
Just gotta try them all to find the best for your Sundara and your ears.
Alternatively you can of course tune the EQ by ear.
 

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There's no strictly better option, because of unit variation.
If you want optimal EQ settings, you have to A/B them all
So Amir, oratory, Crinacle, Resolve, Sean Olive, 0dB, etc.
Just gotta try them all to find the best for your Sundara and your ears.
Alternatively you can of course tune the EQ by ear.
What about the manual EQ settings mentioned at the beginning of the thread?
 

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What about the manual EQ settings mentioned at the beginning of the thread?
That's the "Amir" in the post you're replying to!
 

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From @sweetchaos

But for the 31Bands I don't find anything about filters to add. Im using eqMac
Amir has used peak and shelf parametric EQ. I've never heard of eqMac but a quick glance at their website tells me you need their "Expert Equalizer" to apply this.
 

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Amir has used peak and shelf parametric EQ. I've never heard of eqMac but a quick glance at their website tells me you need their "Expert Equalizer" to apply this.
Yes that's what I am using:

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But I am not sure about what you mean by peak and shelf. Is there something to do in addition to the above?
 
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