I’m a very happy new Roon user (of almost 2 months) who hasn’t really experimented too much as yet as i wanted to keep things simple while i was evaluating whether to proceed with a subscription (i do !).
I did follow some instructions on how to EQ my headphones though (Focal Clears) by adding a convolution filter, and i felt the adjustment was worth keeping, as i preferred it to the standard non filtered sound.
However, i’m very sensitive to any harshness/brightness in recordings (overly sensitive tbh) and would like to see if i could just knock off an edge to the very top end.
I’m using a Chord Qutest into a (new) Auris Euterpe tube amp, then my Focal Clears, and despite the Euterpe being a tube amp it still doesn’t give me that smoothness to the top end that i’d prefer (in all other aspects it’s really lovely). All the components add up to a very revealing presentation, tons of clarity, wide soundstage, decent bass, excellent mids, but just that little bit at the real top end that i don’t like.
Is it possible to leave the EQ as it is up to the higher end, then just smooth that out a touch more ?? If so, can anyone guide me through how to do that !
Note: i have tried testing with a couple of different filters, and a few suggested EQ settings, as well as going back to listening to the Focals without any EQ, but i definitely enjoy the Oratory1990 convolution filter best, so i’d like to stick close to that and just adjust that top bit if possible.