Does anyone do this?
I find that I get much more pleasure when I boost bass and treble a lot.
Examples that I’ve just listened to - Sonny Clark/Cool Struttin’ & Thelonius Monk/Genius of Modern Music.
In terms of how I think about it - I imagine I’m in a club listening to them and how would the double bass & percussion sound.
Without EQ they’re almost not there & definitely not how Jazz sounds live when I’ve occasionally experienced it.
With it, I find I can just sit back and listen.
Really interested in others experiences - if you’ve tried it & if not then maybe do & see how you feel about it?
Try the ‘imagine I’m in a club’ mindset and not ‘this sounds really different to what I’m used to & so must wrong’.