[linux-audio-user] Re: customize equalizer for XMMS?

Loki Davison loki.davison at gmail.com
Wed Jul 26 18:57:27 EDT 2006

On 7/27/06, Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org> wrote:
> Here's the background:
> I'm using XMMS-1.2.10 on Fedora Core 5 to listen to various things,
> mostly MP3 streams from Internet radio stations. I've a nice pair of
> cans, Grado SR125, that are used for listening.
> http://www.gradolabs.com/product_pages/sr125.htm
> The SR125 cans are nice, in fact, they're very analytical and quite
> revealing. Not exactly best for listening to 128k streams, but hey,
> that's what I got, that's what I use.
> The problem:
> The Grado cans are a bit too harsh for my ears. I very much prefer the
> Sennheiser HD600 but I'd rather keep the HD600 at home and drag the
> SR125 at the office to take a beating. The frequency response graph for
> the SR125 shows some peaks in the mid-high range, which are probably
> part of the cause for the harshness, and also a cliff in the low
> frequencies:
> http://www.headphone.com/products/headphones/all-headphones/grado-sr-125.php
> I would like to re-create the negative of that graph in an equalizer and
> apply it somewhere in the chain. I looked at the equalizer that comes
> with XMMS but there doesn't seem to be a way to create a graph that's so
> fine-grained. There's only a limited amount of controls that cannot seem
> to be tweaked.
> How do I create such a detailed equalizer graph and apply it to XMMS?
> This machine does not run JACK and I do not intend to change that. I'd
> like to keep it as simple as possible since, after all, the primary
> purpose of the system is to do work, not listen to music.
> Is there any player that can play MP3 streams and has a better
> equalizer?
> Any other ideas?
> --
> Florin Andrei
> http://florin.myip.org/

Maybe use the ladspa plugin support in xmms or aqualung? Could be well suited.


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