There in lies the problem. The Elear is one of the most aggressive tunings I've heard too despite its upper midrange dip. It sprints through most of its frequency response with reckless abandon, tripping up pretty harshly in the upper mids, but then stumbling quickly back into its pace for the treble. Everything except the midrange is like a mortar at a fireworks show. Thunderous, huge, loud, & in your face. That's why the transition from mid-bass to upper mids to lower treble bothered me so much. All of that is to say that you can't boil down an entire phrase like "laid back" to just one area of the frequency response. Nothing written on these forums are gospel, and I have my reasons for disagreeing with that audio terminology. Words/phrases change over time. English is fun that way.