Yea I've seen those, but verifying by ear, the 3.5kHz spike is the most troublesome one on LP2, leads to colored/shouty/nasal sounding female vocals, helps it bring more forward for sure but at the same time makes it sound unnatural.
With these EQ settings it sounded pretty good though, bass bleed is fixed due to toning down upper-bass/lower-midrange part, midrange is balanced to sound more accurate (shouty female vocals issue 85% fixed) and bringing highs to where they become "in-line" with mids.
But that's quite a lot of EQing needed for a $199 MSRP headphone to sound optimal. M-Audio Q40 for example which is cheaper doesn't need any EQing at all to sound optimal! :) Please if Val checks this, please take it more as constructive criticism from a more "experienced" customer. I've spent lots of EQing in matter of like 7 years time so when it comes to FR discussions, it's my homefield. I'm the kind of guy you can throw at headphone and a 31-band EQ at and 10-15 mins later will already represent a rather nice balance even if I can only use maybe a song or two, I know before making adjustments roughly where it needs to be tweaked based on what I hear, I can tell quite well how 4kHz area will sound in your typical track or 500Hz etc.
Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 4/20/12 at 7:08am