I would like to point out, with all due respect, natural treble may possible sometime sound nasty if the recording were to portray it that way. A heavy crashing of cymbals for example don't necessarily always sound "harmonious".
If it is "harsh" in the recording, it should sound "harsh" if accurate music reproduction is what you are after. Same goes for Sibilance, for some recordings, it's just there and nothing to do with the headphones/earphones.
I completely understand what you are saying and am referring more to upper-mid vocals that are brighter than I consider natural-sounding. I just returned from Best Buy to give the P7 another opportunity. I'm not sure if I am explaining this properly, but the mids sounded thin because vocals sounded unnaturally bright. I selected a few artists where this should not be an issue- Natalie Merchant, Sade and Lorde. I can see where some might find this enjoyable as there was a high level of detail, but I suppose I want a more relaxing listen when I enjoy vocals from these artists, not bracing myself for notes that I wouldn't otherwise expect to come out of an artist who was singing in front of me. After another listen compared to Momentum, I prefer their mids and highs and am not a huge fan of Momentum. However, I much prefer the more precise and articulate low end of the P7. Now I just need to get my hands on a 1540 since the Alpha Dog raised the bar of what I expect from vocals.
Edited by Craigster75 - 11/8/13 at 11:38am