it would be...if you're looking for the absolute perfect tuned iem. which in my opinion doesn't exist. look, the Atlas is truly an amazing sounding iem. all this is being picky. i'll take the upper bass forwardness anyday when it has such amazing response in all the other areas of the frequency spectrum. it's mids to treble transition and quantity and quality of treble is truly awe inspiring, IMHO. and the mid and sub bass excellence goes without saying and has been lauded profusely enough here. honestly, it's really refreshing to own an iem that sounds as BIG as full cans. I doubt you'll find that characteristic in any other iem any time soon.