Fair enough.. To my ears, the thick, warm and very beautiful midrange tended to drown out detail. More syrupy - as such it was not detail-oriented at all. Treble was pushed back, and very laidback - it could not keep up with fast guitars. I felt the 8.A's comfort zone lies in 'big' sounds; slow-paced electric guitars, male vocals.
I sort of between these 2 views. I also don't think it lacked detail as nothing's really missing and I thought the highs sufficient on their own but do think the bass character affected the sense of speed and clarity.