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What DSP to get more warmer sound

Hello everybody,

foobar2000 is my favourite music player and I use it for either speakers and headphones setup.
I don't use any plugin even EQ.
With the speaker setup I have an issue and I need your help and advice to solve it.

With some albums, e.g. Dire Straits Brothers In Arms, Metallica Black Album, Dream Theater Images and Words, the sound of the setup is too bright, too detailed, too fatiguing. I mean especially the drums.

Luckily for other genre and albums or movies the sound I get from the setup is awesome.

What I am looking for is a DSP that can help me to get a warmer sound, a more "closed" sound, a more confortable and less fatiguing sound (just like for the headphone exists the crossfeed DSP like "Bauer" etc.).

Thank you!
Roksan K3 / B&W 685 S2 / B&W ASW610 S2 / Asus Xonar Essence One USB / Dirac Live / Sennheiser HD650 / G&BL 5555 Serie HPN / Supra Classic 2.5 / Apple Watch Sport

Re: What DSP to get more warmer sound

Reply #1
From the random words you used to describe sound, I have to guess that EQ with lowered mids and highs is all you need.

What's good to you is something you'll need to find out by experiment.

Re: What DSP to get more warmer sound

Reply #2
From the random words you used to describe sound, I have to guess that EQ with lowered mids and highs is all you need.

What's good to you is something you'll need to find out by experiment.

I don't want to lower the mids but only the too much "screaming" highs just like for example the higher drums part of the songs that I stated before.

My idea was to use something made for my purpose without risking too much to damage the sound.

Do you think the built-in EQ of foobar is the best way to obtain what I looking for?

Thank you.
Roksan K3 / B&W 685 S2 / B&W ASW610 S2 / Asus Xonar Essence One USB / Dirac Live / Sennheiser HD650 / G&BL 5555 Serie HPN / Supra Classic 2.5 / Apple Watch Sport

Re: What DSP to get more warmer sound

Reply #3
Don't be too precious about sound, it's a lot more resilient than you think.
Try EQ first. Pull on some sliders, listen to what happens. This is your personal preference, so I can't give you a perfect pre-made solution, forged by gods in the Audio Realm.

Re: What DSP to get more warmer sound

Reply #4
My guess is that what you want is called "loudness compensation" and it can be more or less done with EQ.
More info is in this article: http://www.extron.com/company/article.aspx?id=loudnesscontrol_ts
It also contains some handy graphs that may help to decide which frequencies should be amplified and which attenuated.
Of course hardware filter might be a better solution - look at your amplifier - maybe it already has some button/knob/menu option for that.


Re: What DSP to get more warmer sound

Reply #6
Hello,i thought that you could use Bongiovi DPS, it is free :)

 

Re: What DSP to get more warmer sound

Reply #7
use Bongiovi DPS, it is free
No it isn't. It has a 30 day try-out however.
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

 
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