I can't think of a way to describe it, but the trebble is just too bright and clear. It is an impressive sound but not one that is easy to listen to. The strange thing is that it is fine with just my 2011 driving my 602s, but adding a decent power amp (Parasound A23) has made the highs sharp. It has improved the sound in many ways, better soundstage, the bass is extended and more controlled, everything sounds clearer and more detailed, but the sound just isn't listenable. I want to turn the volume down rather than up. What have other people found? Is it just this power amp that is making my speakers sound like this, is it the B&W metal dome tweeter or perhaps the 2011 as a pre-amp? I am seriously questioning my upgrade path of 700 series now and I'm running out of speakers to demo! I just can't seem to find something I REALLY like the sound of. So far: B&W 704: Liked them, but bass was lacking and they didn't sound vastly different to my 602s with a Primare amp. B&W 703: Liked them,bass was good but I think that's what my 602s with a Primare amp and a decent sub would sound like. Totem Staff: highs like the B&Ws, in the bad way, bass is bloated and sounds forced. Spendor S8: Nice, bass extension wasn't great, smooth sound but nothing special. Monitor Audio GR20: Somewhere between the 704 and 703 but again, nothing special. A demo is setup for the ATC SCM35 and I may be able to have a listen to some PMC FB1s. I have started more threads this last week than I have in the past 3 months, sorry for board spamming. It's just that I really want to improve the sound I'm getting but am being frustrated at every turn. Someone please show me the path to audio enlightenment, at a reasonable price!