1+ to this.
Having owned lots of cans, I just can't buy the "Grados are too bright" line. Too bright is excessssive ssssibilance, tooth enamel cracking brass, and painful electric guitar. Grado is none of this.
It is a more forward presentation, Row A rather than Row J, and I love it. The detail is there, and I end up listening at a lower level than with several other well regarded cans.
I agree too :)
I've spent ALOT of time listening to music to effectively pull apart its sonic quality's (and in the process ruin that track for me). I think the Grado's i have and the ones I've tried aren't bright and harsh so to speak. They are tight in the mid and top end for sure, its its a fairly 'dry' sound IMO. But its most definitely not a bad thing. I think they sound great with all genres I've listened to so far.