Bass tearing in XMMS equalizer
Since this is not really a question, but an observation, I posted in General.
Out of curiosity I notice that the equalizer in Xmms (or most media players for that matter) is so broken that it's jarring to listen to music (esp. with higher bass).
The reason I believe is because they implement the Finite Response and not the Infinite Response (somebody with more knowledge in DSP can explain this better).
Now for BeOS R5 Personal, there is a fantasic app called SoundPlay, which really implements the equalizer so superbly that it's almost equal to hardware bass and treble controls.
This implements the IIR (Infinite Response). Has any Linux developer thought about making an equalizer with IIR rather than Finite Response? Because the difference is staggering.
What do others feel about this issue of "bass tearing" and software equalizers in general?