Quote: I'm sorry to hear the HD 700 is making you go *ouch.* I'd give it a miss if that were the case. When I tried the HD 700, I heard that they were hot in the treble (the graphs you posted make sense), but never hot to the point of causing me pain, otherwise I'd most probably have said something about that and not rated them as highly. I have no obligation to rate any headphone and was just telling the truth as I heard it. I never listened to the HD 700 on its own for extended periods of time i.e. over 30 min due to the limited time I had with it in which I made comparisons, but they sounded pretty good to me when I did hear them.