Headphone settings for parametric and convolution equalizer

The answer is… Sometimes I’m not very smart.

One needs to enable the headphone convolution filter and then save it as a DSP preset. Roon then remembers.

At least that is what worked for me.


Doug you got that right, and mine certainly remember which device they were on, I occasionally use Convolution and upsampling on a couple of my headphone DACs and I have saved a few of these as DSP presets and they seem to stick there until I change them again.
The only time I have an issue is when I use my Matrix Audio mini-i Pro 3 which if I take the headphone socket out it play’s through my Amp, and that’s not great, so I have stopped using the filters on that device.

Correct and once these DSP presets have been saved they can then be enabled for the current/active audio zone using any device that works as a Roon control (iPhone, iPad, smart phone, Android tablet, laptop, etc.) by clicking on the little speaker icon in the lower right hand corner and selecting DSP from the pop up menu.

Very impressive. Thanks for sharing!

The convolution filters is the same that make manually the ecualization with the data?

Thank you, my IEMs are listed here!

Make sure to explore the Full Index rather than just the recommended profiles. Personally, I found the Innerfidelity preset for the HE-4XX superior to the one by Oratory1990, which appears on the ‘recommended’ list.

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New to Roon, and to PEQ. I’ve been using the Jaakko Pasanen autoEq data for all of the phones listed of the ones I own, and big improvement, no surprises there. I’ve started to make my own for a pair of Yamaha HPH-MT5 phones, and want to try and use his method for establish the correct PEQ settings using this method:

Which if I understand correctly, is a method for calculating the difference between a Harman target curve and a measured FR plot for the chosen headphone; has anyone tried it? How straightforward was it?
Mt starting point was to compare a harman target to a raw FR plot visually and start there - not particuarly accurate, but a starting point!

thanks so much for converting the different parametric EQ profiles to Convolution zip files. This makes life a lot easier.
I have some parametric EQ files that are not from the sources you normally use, for example this one that was posted by Weissglut on headfi:

Is there any way I can convert this profile to a Convolution zip file?
Thanks a lot

In that case I’d just use Roon’s PEQ. It should be possible to use REW to do the conversion, here’s a guide, if you want to try. Would be interested knowing how you get on.

Edit A little context, the PEQ settings from autoeq are derived from the measurement data used to create the WAVs, they aren’t used to generate the WAVs.

I’ve been struggling to make a decent EQ profile for my Yamaha HPH MT5s. Managed to make a 10 point PEQ dataset, but only 1 wav file, why was that? I’m redoing it but with a lot more data points from the source FR plot, but want to generate a convolute filter as well.

Thanks @killdozer. I think I will stick with the PEQ, given its only one profile and it only has 4 filter bands
Not sure if I read your EDIT correctly. Are the convolution WAV files more accurate than the PEQs because they are derived directly from the measurement data with a higher degree of accuracy. Going from measurement data to PEQ and then from PEQ to WAVs would be losing accuracy. Right?

That’s it, the level of granularity and consistency across different application are the main advantages of convolution files. This section and the following one on PEQ from the Autoeq docs give some helpful info.

Edit this is a typical set of measurement data used to generate Autoeq filters. There’s nearly 700 data points, which shows what you’re up against :wink:

I have no intention to take up the :japanese_ogre: challenge, thank you very much
I’ll stick with your convolution files. THANKs for producing them, you are a hero in my book.

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Thank you. I received a pair of Drop Hifiman HE-X4 today, and this has stopped me thinking they were a terrible investment. Makes a huge difference!