Quote: OK. Now I sort of figure out where the warm feeling comes from. 8A has more bass emphasis, it has more sub bass. And the bass decay isn't as fast as JH16. so it can go into mids sometimes. The mids of both 8a and JH16 sound quite neutral to me. The high is peaked a little bit later (~8.5k hz) than JH16 (~6k hz). That's probably where the very warm sound comes from. So it's not as airy as JH16, but it has the same amount of sparkle sound as JH16. The ultra high of JH16 is pretty linear, and the ultra high of 8A is a little bit more pronounced. So this gives a 8a a bit V shaped sound IMO. So if listen to 8a with low volume, it's really warm. but if the volume is loud, you can actually starts to high the sparkle sound kicks in! But I really cannot hear how 8a is mid forward at all. To my ears it doesn't sounds similar to LCD 2 rev.1 which is more mid forward and the high is more linear. And the bass isn't as boomy as 8a.