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Sennheiser HD 598 SE* Review (headphone)

Doodski

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Were you able to hear the effect of that 16 kHz filter?
O I think I understand. Yes, the 16KHz was noticeable but I had to max it out to get a pronounced effect. The bass does not go very low and so I just minimized that to help alleviate the clipping issue.
 

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Here are the PEQ settings for my Sennheiser HD 598SR. I have not had time to extensively adjust the Q and stuff but that's coming.
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Here are the PEQ settings for my Sennheiser HD 598SR. I have not had time to extensively adjust the Q and stuff but that's coming. View attachment 156602
I'd set the zero db point at 2khz and take everything else down accordingly, drop the 16khz to the same as 8khz---doubt there's all that much to hear up there---so the eq is set to something closer to the correct overall levels. I'd probably also drop the 166hz control down a couple of db, that headphone is particularly muddy down there. I've got the HD 599, very similar.
 

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I'd set the zero db point at 2khz and take everything else down accordingly, drop the 16khz to the same as 8khz---doubt there's all that much to hear up there---so the eq is set to something closer to the correct overall levels. I'd probably also drop the 166hz control down a couple of db, that headphone is particularly muddy down there. I've got the HD 599, very similar.
Alrighty... I adjusted accordingly and found it's not all that bad and so am testing it out.
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So is this based on my upper range setting at the 8KHz to 16 KHz? Or you picked 2KHz for a reason?
 

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Alrighty... I adjusted accordingly and found it's not all that bad and so am testing it out.
View attachment 156636
I'm sorry: what I mean is "Take 2khz as the 0db point, taking all other levels down by the same amount. Once I saw the actual level adjustments [wasn't paying attention to the scale or the levels] I checked out Amir's EQ. Looks like 2k needed a boost anyway. These settings would get closer to what he came up with. Now that I'm looking again and seeing how you have eq-ed, let's try this:

20hz: + 6db
42hz: + 6db
83hz: - 2db
166hz - 4db
333hz: -5 db
577hz: + 3db
1000hz: +0 db
2000hz: +6db
4000hz: +0db
8000hz: +0db
16000hz: +0db
20000hz: +0db

This would be closer to what Amir came up with. I'd use this as a starting point, making adjustments to taste. However, it would be even better if you downloaded APO EQ and used the parametric adjustments Amir cooked up.
 
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