I know I didn’t review any albums last week, reason being, my laptop broke down! (Ouch… ;_;) So I couldn’t work and was busy doing things the hard way. So, if you are thinking, where’s the next review? Not yet! It will come. Anyway, instead of talking about an album, I have some things to share and hopefully, some of you may find this useful, because I know I did. This article is dedicated to people who want a better listening experience or just wondering if their listening experience can get any better.
You see, as someone who loves music so much, equipment and good software is almost a must. If your headphone is good but your software or hardware is bad, don’t expect much. The same story applies if your headphone is bad as well.
For my case, the software and hardware were god awful. Like, holy schmoly can they get any worse? The bass is too high, the sound is way too muffled, I can barely enjoy my 5 star songs! For the curious, I got an ASUS A555lf. It is a budget laptop, I know, but hey it’s something. Anyway, the sound coming from this laptop is HORRENDOUS! Let me point this out, I’m wearing an Audio Technica M-30X, a DJ headphone I loved and praised until today, failing at sound? You’ve gotta be kidding me! The laptop was at fault, I’m 110% sure.
Of course, I troubleshooted normally. Redownloaded drivers, adjusted equalizers, didn’t help much except increasing and decreasing volumes. Sure, I can feel the bass and trebles increasing and dropping, but it just feels empty and boring. Feeling depressed, I kept thinking of ways to fix this, until I recalled a method I used back then for supreme sound.
Back with my old laptop, it had a very good sound equalizer, enabling me to change bass, treble and whatever I like to my heart’s content. It was amazing. (Waves MAXX for the curious) I had a software which was good for gaming and had excellent surround, and that was Razer Surround. Back then, I did not use this because it clashed with my drivers, so I decided not to use it since my current equalizer is good enough.
Okay, before you bombard me with “You sellout!” or whatever assuming I’m a Razer fan geek (Which I’m not because I prefer Steelseries), I seriously was impressed with the major overhaul coming from this software. I swear, it’s seriously good and the best part is, it works on any stereo headphone. Yes, your scrappy old earbuds will do just fine.
Just download this: http://www.razerzone.com/surround
And you will be on your way to music heaven.
But wait, definitely, you have doubts, so, let me clarify a few things. Yes, Razer is indeed dedicated to gaming, but as a person who listens to music a lot, looks like they don’t joke around making this software. The sound is crisp and that 7.1 surround is just overwhelmingly impressive. This is a must have for laptop pumping out pathetic quality sound.
Of course, this is for laptops that just suck in terms of sound quality. You can try it on high end laptops though I doubt it will change the feeling much. In addition, maybe some of you are bass lovers, so maybe this software may not really fit your taste, but you will notice a huge difference. It may work on desktops too, if they are bad.
Also, I did say earlier that
I know, perhaps this isn’t too Vocaloid related, but I thought since you guys listen to Vocaloid, it’s also important that the equipment you are using is perfect right? It’s still under music, so I hope you guys would find this very useful.
Anyway, I promise an album review next week, and thank you for reading my mini story.