I totally agree. The first time I listen to the AD was at AXPONA this year. My first impression was that they were a little to bright for my taste and actually like better the MD. When Dan asked me my opinion he immediately placed a DT in each side of the AD and asked me to try them again. Wow! now the sound was just perfect for me and fell in love with them so couple of week later I ordered my pair and I am loving them driven by my McIntosh MHA-100.