Equalizer for Windows?
December 18, 2011 10:52 AM Subscribe
Is there a non-expensive way I can add system-wide EQ to my Windows 7 HTPC (Asrock ION 330)?
posted by ManInSuit to Technology (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a ASROCK ION 330 running Windows 7 which I use as an HTPC.
I recently added a pair of not-too-fancy powered computer speakers (Cyber-Acoustics CA-3602). I'm no audiophile. I like the speakers, but it think they could use a little EQ tweaking. (The main reason - when I watch movies, when men with deep voices speak, it sounds a little boomy...)
I know that with some sound cards, there's an equalizer built into Windows in the "enhancements" tab of the sound control panel. But it does not seem to appear on my computer, presumably because of the sound card build into the computer, although maybe I'm missing something.
I've looked all over online for a free-or-cheap EQ program. That sure seemed to be the sort of thing that I would have thought would exist, but I can't seem to find anything anywhere. (I found VST plugins, and plugins for specific players, and a couple of EQ programs that cost $40 and up)
Any suggestions? Either:
- Is there a decent system-wide graphic EQ program for windows that's (ideally) free or (I guess) under $20 or so? I really would have thought that such a thing would exist, but to my surprise, extensive web searching has not turned up anything.
- Is there some way to get Windows to show the "EQ" feature for my system? (An Asrock ION 330).
- Is there some other way to adjust the frequency response that I'm overlooking? (Other, I suppose, than buying an external hardware equalizer).
Any suggestions or thoughts would be much appreciated!