I think a lot of people have inaccurate beliefs about audio in general. For example, a lot of people say things like "these headphones are good for this genre, and these are good for that genre", but the truth is, when a song is not producing enough bass or fails somewhere on the mids and highs, it's the song itself at fault or lacking, not the 598's. Of course this may be a result of the headphones used in the studio where the song was created. For example, if they're using a bass heavy set of headphones, they are probably not going to realize the bass may not digitally and from a frequency standpoint, be as strong on a less bass heavy headset. And if they try to tighten up the bass, it is going to sound weak compared to what they just heard. They will reach a point where it either sounds just right (but lose clarity) or too weak and having too much clarity. They in effect, lose objectivity. Dare I say, these bad quality fad headsets like beats by dre and turtle beach, are creating a whole generation of audio with glaring issues and imperfections, born distorted. The same goes for sound stages. Many songs simply aren't setup for them by design. Sure all of the instruments are there, but basically all of them can be normalized to the point where they all sound the same basic volume and distance on the soundstage, so you end up with this kind of unrealistic sound stage that represents something more akin to a one man band.