Is there a DSP that produces similar effects as the old Sony "ARENA" mode? 2019-03-31 23:03:55 I listen to a lot of music in a quite noisy environment, so my volume is turned high, even though I use noise canceling headphones. Modern music tend to contain crisp and catchy sound signals, which I find is too sharp / piercing for my ears. I think it's bad for my hearing.Some folks may remember in the early 2000's, the portable Sony CD / MiniDisc players used to have a "V-SUR" (virtual surrounding) option, I believe the technology is called "VPT Acoustic Engine". It gave you four effects to choose from: STUDIO, LIVE, CLUB, and ARENA.I wonder if there is a plugin in foobar2000 that produces similar effects. I tried some DSPs but didn't find what I was looking for. The Sony ones sort of "bring the sound source farther away from you", serving as a cushion that make it sound less piercing to the ears. Especially the "ARENA", which was my go-to mode as a kid, I really miss it.