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Windows 7: good music player with good Equalizer?

29 Dec 2011   #1
imeem

Win 7 & 10 x64
 
 
good music player with good Equalizer?

Does anybody know of a good music player that has a good Equalizer? IMO, the equalizer sucks for WMP 11, realplayer free, and my sound card.

I like the PowerAMP app for my android, the equalizer has a sick bass. but it's not available on pc.


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29 Dec 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I have no idea what you mean by "good" or "sick", but most players have equalizers.

Media Monkey and I-Tunes, for instance.

Equalizers either lower or raise certain frequency bands--if they don't do that, they are broken. Some may control different bands than others, but they all use the same principles.
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29 Dec 2011   #3
imeem

Win 7 & 10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I have no idea what you mean by "good" or "sick", but most players have equalizers.

Media Monkey and I-Tunes, for instance.

Equalizers either lower or raise certain frequency bands--if they don't do that, they are broken. Some may control different bands than others, but they all use the same principles.
sick as in it sounds good. I notice that the equalizer in WMP 11 and my sound card sounds different when i both a certain value to max.
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29 Dec 2011   #4
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I really don't know of one that doesn't have one these days, like Ignatzatsonic stated.
Winamp
VLC
If it doesn't have an equalizer, personally, I'm not sure I'd want to use it.
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29 Dec 2011   #5
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imeem View Post
sick as in it sounds good. I notice that the equalizer in WMP 11 and my sound card sounds different when i both a certain value to max.
Well--you listen with your own ears, not someone else's ears. So, you have to satisfy yourself and the only way to do that is to experiment. Just because I think an equalizer setting "sounds good" doesn't mean you will have the same opinion.
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30 Dec 2011   #6
rustberger

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

I use DFX audio enhancement with WMP adds great sound for me. The free version doesn't use 3D surround but it still works well.

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02 Jan 2012   #7
WispGB

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Personally I like to use Winamp for my audio files and I also use the DFX audio enhancer. Winamp is free and there is also a free version of DFX that comes with a few pre-sets. Sound quality will also depends on how you are listening. Laptop speakers tent to be pretty bad but a nice surround system will improve sound quality even using the same player and options.

Wisp
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02 Jan 2012   #8
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

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03 Mar 2014   #9
miguelaraujo

 

i need too a good player for mi site Cancion Romantica in wordpress
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04 Mar 2014   #10
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
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Hi,

WMP? Ditched it a long time ago.

I've tried Foobar2000, MediaMonkey along with a few others. In the end I settled on MusicBee.

EQ screenshot:

good music player with good Equalizer?-equaliser-dsp-settings.jpg

It's also possible to import some WinAmp plugins: Equalizer - MusicBee Wiki

It's possible to level track volumes although it's not as straightforward as using MediaMonkey to do this.

It's also possible to adjust pre-amp level and playback speed.

It's not as resource hungry as MediaMonkey but has many similar features. It can be installed without making it the default music player (don't associate any file types) and it will work just fine.

MusicBee - Music Manager and Player

Best advice is to try any media player that can be installed without making it the default player - untill you find one that you like. Also consider that the EQ results depend upon how you've set your system volume preferences - in my case using Realtek HD Audio Manager!


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