Updated: 09/12/2023 by Computer Hope

EQ may refer to any of the following:

1. Short for equals, eq is an operator used in programming languages and command line commands as an abbreviation for equals. For example, in programming languages such as Perl, you could type:

if ($example eq $test) { print "They are equal"; }

In the above example, if the contents in $exmaple variable are the same as $test, the program would print "They are equal" to the screen.

2. Short for equalizer, eq is software or hardware that strengthens or weakens individual frequency ranges of an electronic signal, such as an audio signal. For example, strengthening the low frequencies of an audio signal increases the bass tones, and strengthening the high frequencies increase the treble. Hardware equalizers are a common feature of high-end audio equipment, featuring sliding buttons for each frequency range. Software equalizers are often included in media player software, such as iTunes, VLC (VideoLAN client), and Winamp. Pictured below is the software equalizer featured in Windows Media Player.

Microsoft Windows Media Player equalizer

Everquest gameplay.

3. Short for EverQuest, EQ, also known as EverCrack for its addictiveness, was a popular MMORPG (massively-multiplayer online role-playing game) game. It was shut down in November 2013. Its sequel, EverQuest II, was launched on November 9, 2004, and converted to a free-to-play game (with microtransactions) in November 2011.

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