laatste update: 12-2022
Here’s the vid I mentioned by 3kliksphilip.
Bottom line your hearing is important, using loudness equalization can help protect you and make it easier to hear quiet sounds in a game. The only times I don’t use equalization is when I want really good sound quality.
UPDATE: Here’s a link to realtek audio drivers that have the equalizer + equalization setting. Do note that the download speeds are slow.