I've always listened to trance music whenever I need to concentrate. I've run sound before and have always just kind of assessed my sound setup based on the acoustics in the hall we were playing in, with a primary goal of just avoiding feedback.
Today I was playing around with my EQ on my winamp and it occurs to me that some of these might get me in a groove more than others. Now, I could always track metrics with various EQ settings to see which of them I tend to be more productive in over others, but there's a whole host of other facts (repeatable music, workloads, time to invest in the project, etc). But it also occurs to me that there are more research studies out there than you can shake a stick at.
So, are there studies or other research that has been done in this area, or that might apply to this area, that would indicate that certain EQ settings are more prone to enhance productivity than others? Specifically in a headphones environment, but more general studies are welcome.