Originally Posted by cel4145
I have no idea why I like it better; maybe I'm just weird (LOL). It's not a purist thing, because I've tried. Around 20 years or so ago, I bought a good equalizer and never did like it for music listening; just didn't use it and got rid of it a year later. I've never liked tone controls; don't like the EQ settings for music on my 2.0 computer setup. I've tried the Audessey MultiEQ in 2.1 with my my main system--even ran it that way for a few weeks to try to adjust. I don't know what it is. Everytime I try EQ effects on music for a while, and the go back to listening with them turned off, I always seem to like it better. I keep hoping one day I'll find an EQ system for music that I like. Maybe that will be Audessey MultiEQ XT when I can upgrade one day
Well, of course, everybody should definitely use the settings that s/he enjoys the most--why else are we listening? My skepticism about Direct mode in general was just an aside. I really meant to say that the disparity between bass levels in music and bass levels in movies is not the result of a problem in the Outlaw LFM-1 EX subwoofer, and that this disparity is most easily 'corrected' by raising sub gain when listening to (most) music--not by switching to Direct mode, which in my experience reduces bass impact across the board.
Just curious--when you run in Direct, what kind of speakers are your stereo pair?