Originally Posted by uhcoogsfan
I understand what you are saying, but the fact of the matter is the ear and brain are the tools I use to listen to music (as it is for all of us) and it is these tools that determine WHAT SOUNDS GOOD TO ME!
Just because some guidelines say to set at the optimum point does not mean it sounds good me. As I had posted in an earlier post my Pioneers MAAC's auto calibration may have calibrated by the guidelines, but the sound sucked. There was no life in the sound, it was flat and tinny. There was no way in hell I was going to keep listening to that. I paid good hard earned money for my equipment and I am going to enjoy it. I have listened to a lot of music over the years and I know how instruments should sound. The science is all good but it does not account for individuality, there is more than science involved in listening to music. And that is what I believe that Mr. Hicks is saying. There is no one here arguing against the science they are including individual taste, or how we perceive sound. This is something your instruments do not account for. There is more to the puzzle than either the science side or the individuality side.
I believe you have a lot of good information to say at times but you do come across as D$CK at times. Whether intended or not I do not know nor do I want to guess. But lighten up for God's sake. Your attack on Mr Hicks was uncalled for. The one thing he understands is that people do use their ears to determine what sounds good to them. And that there is both science and individuality involved in this.
Im not here to be your friend or to walk on eggshells when I post, your opinion does not have any backing from measurements or audio science mine does.
When did I attack anyone? The first post with insults was from some others (You just told me I can be a DICK, Very weird in talking out of one side of your mouth and attacking from the other, I have no emotion over what you post or do...big difference in us
). Im not interested in what any of you think my tone is either. I simple post the information needed to make better decisions. If you want to be stubborn about it and think your ears will tell you the truth then thats cool (its inaccurate and will lead to more errors but still cool). If you want to even disagree that is cool too but bring something to the table to back up your opinions. I already posted some very simple graphs that are obvious to me but...
btw, you are not alone in not liking what auto EQing does...I won't use anything less then Audyssey PRO because like you I didnt like what the standard EQing curve did. Unlike you I actually learned all about the curves, learned about measurements, realized what I could do and from there I ended up being able to set whatever curve I wanted, I still have a smooth response, my peaks are controlled but I also have a specific curve that I like. You will have peaks and possibly a very bad in room response. This does not mean you will not like it but if you have never trained your ears to like a better response you won't know any better.
Again that isnt an insult either its just stating the obvious. You do not need to take any offense to it, you can choose to read, learn, discuss or just ignore. Is there a reason to post anything else OFF TOPIC? I will stick to the topic at all times, how about doing the same thing?