Restoring audio quality on Windows, part 2

The following is not a recommendation for action. I take no responsibility for any malfunction of your device. It is with annoyance that I find myself again with a new Windows laptop which delivers an unbelievably terrible headphone sound. Listening with a Beyerdymanic DT 1770 PRO, it sounds as if the sound comes out of… Continue reading Restoring audio quality on Windows, part 2

Restoring audio quality after Windows updates

If you have a Windows notebook, it might have been shipped with some APOs (Audio Processing Objects) by the vendor. Typical names are “DolbyDAX” or “MaxxAudio”. These APOs “optimize” the sound by introducing filters and compressors into the signal chain to make audio sound “better” through your notebook’s speakers. But they also mess with headphone… Continue reading Restoring audio quality after Windows updates

I like my mids … or why sound personalization isn’t that personal

I recently bought the new Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC headphones. They come with MOSAYC sound personalization. This feature is advertised as follows: Our sense of hearing is unique and changes over the course of our lives. Like a mosaic, some pieces of the sound picture get lost or they fade. The unique MOSAYC sound personalization by… Continue reading I like my mids … or why sound personalization isn’t that personal