This is a crazy one. I have no idea how these can be sharp sounding. AT earphones and JVCs FX40 and FXD earphones have much more emphasis on the highs over these XB90s.. I am listening to them amped on my fire phoenix now.. Don't hear the sharpness you guys are experiencing..
I feel the same way as this review of them from some duder on Amazon.
I kinda find these the Yin to the RE-0's Yang. Where the RE-0 have detailed crisp highs/mid range and detailed but low quantity lows, the EB90EX have plentiful lows/mids with great control and good detail but less quantity in the highs.
That's not to say they are not there. They do have good presence.
Edited by Dsnuts - 12/9/12 at 3:24pm