hi lunatique, as i've shared with you before, i have used your eq method to balance my LCD-2 rev2's to very close to true neutral. i recently purchased some westone es5's (westone's top of the line customs, the best they make) and i was SHOCKED at how rolled off they were.. now granted, I am quite confident that my lcd-2's are close to true neutral. They are not shrill, they are not rolled off. everything seems to be in the right place with all my music. symbols, vocals, drums, bass, guitar, all sound even and at their appropriate volumes. that said. THIS! is what it takes to make the es5's sound as balanced as the lcd-2's when eq'd to neutral yes, that is an 8.5db boost from essentially 1.5k on up. yikes! this just seems outrageous to me. What do you make of this. I am absolutely sure i am getting a proper seal. any ideas if this is normal? I have contacted westone about this so i'll be curious to see what they say. it is worth noting that WITH this eq curve the es5's sound absolutely fantastic... even better than my lcd-2's if you can believe it.