Crap Speakers Of Doom
I just discovered a use for the Treble Booster EQ on my iPod... Now that
I'm working in the
spare room study pretty much all the
time I really miss not sitting in the sweet spot for the hifi downstairs.
Hanging around I had some cheap Logitech computer speakers, so I've dug
those out and plugged my iPod in. This morning I fancied a bit of Sigur
Rós so I slapped on Ágætis Bryjun and after two
minutes was enjoying the bass (the speakers are sub/sat) but was left
wondering what happened to the drums. If I listened very carefully I
could just make out a snare, but the cymbals... totally inaudible. Thus
Treble Booster, which has at made this album listenable too at least.
It's a pain that these speakers are so bass-heavy as my laptop doesn't
have bass/treble controls. The irony is that the sub doesn't even go that
low, on Flugufrelsarinn the bass drum is totally drowned out
by the organ. The mid-bass is just very, very loud.
Oh well, I'm planning to get a pair of small speakers (MS Avant 902i are looking good) and one of those super-cheap Super-T amps for this room at some point.
NP: Ágætis Bryjun, Sigur Rós