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Old 07-07-2009, 12:06 PM
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Default Need info on P3's 7 band EQ

Can someone tell me the frequencies of the each of the 7 bands on the EQ of the P3.

Are these frequencies customizable (changeable)? For example, can one change the frequency of the second band to another frequency (like 200hz to 400Hz)?

If so then the how low of frequency can the first band go?
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:21 PM
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80Hz
150Hz
400Hz
1.1KHz
3.5KHz
8KHz
14KHz

No changing within a band.
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:33 AM
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80Hz
150Hz
400Hz
1.1KHz
3.5KHz
8KHz
14KHz

No changing within a band.
Olley
Thanks Olley! Does P3 has some sort of bass boost like the mach3bass of Cowon or clear bass of Sony? If so then what frequency does it center around? Cowon centers at 70hz and Sony at 50hz (best IMO)
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:39 AM
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Isn't the first band 60Hz ?
And the P3 has a bass boost,so don't worry about too less bass ;o) But I don't know the frequency of the boost.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:27 AM
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Isn't the first band 60Hz ?
Yes. I had to get out my magifying glass to check, as to my old eyes the number looked like 80.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:31 AM
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The bass boost really works well on these Samsung players. I have the Q2 (SQ is the same as the P3) and it's just fantastic. Bass till your ears pop, if that's how you like it.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:22 AM
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Isn't the first band 60Hz ?
And the P3 has a bass boost,so don't worry about too less bass ;o) But I don't know the frequency of the boost.
Yes it does. Not sure about the frequency of the boost, but mostly, from what I have read, it is a psycho acoustical thing. It rearranges the channels to where your brain thinks theres epic bass sound.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:30 AM
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Yes it does. Not sure about the frequency of the boost, but mostly, from what I have read, it is a psycho acoustical thing. It rearranges the channels to where your brain thinks theres epic bass sound.
And a fine job of rearranging it does at that!!!
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Indeed it is.
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The bass boost really works well on these Samsung players. I have the Q2 (SQ is the same as the P3) and it's just fantastic. Bass till your ears pop, if that's how you like it.
In your opinion (or anyone who has tried both) which one sounds better with your favorite settings. The P3 or the S9?
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:10 PM
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The P3 imo- a bit warmer.
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My Q2 sounds a bit warmer than the S9 (IMO), and the Q2's SQ is the same as the P3. The P3 does have more sound settings though, so it's better for customization.
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My Q2 sounds a bit warmer than the S9 (IMO), and the Q2's SQ is the same as the P3. The P3 does have more sound settings though, so it's better for customization.
Is warmer a good thing?
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Old 07-11-2009, 06:43 AM
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Is warmer a good thing?
This is all IMO, so here goes: Sony players sound very bassy and warm (X series, I don't know), while the Cowon players I've owned sound very cold and analytical (D2 & S9).

The Sony's are the most biased sounding, as Sony seems to have made the flat EQ setting still favor the low end, but the highs are still somewhat too "bright". Kinda gave me a headache after a while, but very fun sounding (contradictory, eh?).

Cowon, OTOH, sounds more flat (at least to me). It needs EQ'ing and sound enhancements to shine. It's more true to what the music is supposed to sound like. Like Cowon feels that it's your decision to make the music sound how you like it, and why most (I feel) prefer their players.

The Samsung players seem to be in between Sony and Cowon. The SQ is great, but slightly flavored and fun. Not as analytical as the Cowon lineup, but not a tweaked as a Sony. Like it's a melting of the 2, and it's a sound that doesn't get tiring to listen to for long periods of time.

Don't forget, the hp/iem's you use make a big difference also. But with what I have these are my observations. I find that the Samsung Q2 is the easiest to use w/the hp's I have, w/the least amount of adjustments to the sound settings. My S9, well, that's another story - but it's worth it.

I'd love to get a P3, but unless it hits 32gb for sale in the US, it's still unacceptable to me. I might try that R1 though, since it'll hit 232gb.

Like I've stated - this is all IMO, so YMMV. I'm not being judgmental, or reviewing any of the players/brands mentioned. This is my personal preferences.
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