In my opinion highs are not a problem. In fact, it is said that CALs are warm sounding because of the bump centered at 60Hz in the frequency response, and a their midrange wich is a little bit recessed (300-1500hz)
Their sound is not STRICTLY neutral at all.
This is probably a good aproximation of a neutral headphone:
Despite of not being strictly neutral, CALs are well balanced. And its sound signature, in fact warm sound signature in general, is easy-listening and enjoyable (IMO), probably the sound signature preferred for most of the people with some knowledge about headphones, especially when talking about headphones under 200 dollars.
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