I wasn't disputing the necessity of the 2-3 KHz bump. In fact, the argument was that there was a large dip in this region. In my first response I posted this: This is among others reflected in my reviews of Zeus, W900, and Flamenco from the top of my head. I don't recall mentioning any issues with the cleanliness of the bass or treble. The only thing I mentioned about the treble in my messages to Vishnu was that the treble was prominent, which will occur if the midrange is relatively attenuated by comparison. However, in the same message I said it was very transparent.