Hi everyone reading this, I've been on Head-Fi for quite awhile, and through my time researching audio here and on other sites, while also trying various iems - my preference is iems, though nothing wrong with over-the-ear headphones - fine by me to discuss all of them in this thread - so long as the topic remains the focus - that topic being about a common dislike of the V-Shape Sound Signature that unfortunately is present as the main feature of so many audio products nowadays. I thought of the idea in creating this thread from my time posting in the Flare Audio FlaresPro/Flares Gold thread. I'm a big fan of the mid-forward and lower treble-focused sound signatures, which Flare Audio features in their premium iems. Its much better sounding than listening to music that has its heart and soul pushed away to the back in favor of what essentially is like the artificial filler in food and beverage products. Both bass and upper treble are like that in music, both belonging at neutral or less in the audio spectrum merely supporting the music, but certainly not dominating it. The position of utmost presence in music belongs in the mids, along with accompanying lead support in the lower treble. Not the upper treble and certainly not the bass. I'll write more later. In the meantime, any thoughts on this subject are welcome here.