Can you clarify the "frowny face eq"?
Also I do agree that the HD800 is overpriced but I consider all of the headphones at this price range to be overpriced. The price jump from the flagships of old to the current flagships are quite large and ridiculous imo. It goes from the $200-350 or so range to over $1k. It would make more sense to be priced at say $700-800 or so but that's just wishful thinking and price gouging imo
Just to cheer things up a bit in here ^^. The treble roll is generally considered acceptable to account for the proximity to the ears (note peaks around 5-6khz which can cause fatigue. Some peaks are common from 8-10khz as the ear is a bit less sensitive to this area as it is more sensitive between 1-2 to 5-6khz) but the bass is rolled off causing instruments below about 90hz to suffer (also note ears are least sensitive in the bass area). However my main gripe with these phones is electronic music (lots of 40 - 20hz content and lower in some cases), it's just too bright and lacking bass.
Edited by Docks - 12/9/12 at 8:34am