Best equalizer settings for good sound

Best equalizer settings

If you don’t know the best equalizer settings to use, it might just look like you did not set any equalizer at all.

The sound definitely will convey noise.

So, how can we remedy it?

Preference I guess?


What’s an equalizer?

An equalizer is audio to video filter which isolates distinct sound frequencies by either increasing, reducing, or leaving them untouched though depending on the array of choices as it tends to suit your hearing, environment, personal quality, and listening method.

Though its baseline is to improve the overall quality.

Hence, they are generally utilized in a wide array of electronic devices like digital software such as smartphones, tablets, and computers, studio mixing boards, amplifiers like drums, piano, and guitar.

Equalizers primarily are for tweaking different sound quality, therefore giving you an accurate sound and finally balancing its frequencies which is between 20Hz and 20kHz.

Basic terms used to understand Equalizers

Scratching different sounds and amplification can be very interesting in equalizers but it will be more fun and adventurous if the basics are well digested such as its sliders and labels.

Nonetheless, these basic terms are;

I. Frequency

Frequency measured in Hertz in this frame simply means the number of complete cycles or vibrations of sound waves that are reached in a particular time frame(usually 1sec).

This vibration caused by air motion as the speaker diaphragm drives up and down is what the ear picks as a melodious sound when well amplified.

It could be higher or lower frequency, thus it has a mid-range and high range or low range seen in different devices.

II. Frequency range

Frequency range is simply the frequencies range hearable to the human ear.

And as earlier said, it varies between 20Hz to 20kHz.

Hence, within this spectrum, you keep adjusting until you reach a favorable and suitable frequency range.

However, it should be noted that each slider on the EQ controls two Elements viz center frequency and bandwidth.

Center frequency: it indicates the specific frequency each slider can be regulated to while Bandwidth illustrates the finesse and quality of frequency of each slider.

In other words, a narrow bandwidth has a higher quality control than a broad bandwidth and vice versa.

For instance,

. 20Hz- 60Hz: This range is super low frequency and it’s for the first slider on the left side of the Equalizer.

It’s seen in the first kick drum sounds.

60Hz- 200Hz: This range is also low but quite audible for most decent speakers and it’s distinctly seen in instruments like drums and other bass instruments.

200Hz- 600Hz: Sounds from guitars and pianos resides here and this frequency range is the lowest in mid-range.

This frequency range continues to rise in different equipment till about 20kHz which is the highest frequency humane to the human ears.

III. Decibels

IV. Filter


What’s the Best Equalizer setting

In as much as an equalizer setting is very important and helpful, it should be noted that there can’t be a unique equalizing setting.

This is because sounds to be suitable are very different as they cut across movies, audio files, podcasts, and music of varying genres.

However, the best equalizing sound setting is dependent on genre sustainability, individual preference, and lastly variety choices.