I went back to Definitive Audio here in Seattle this afternoon, I was hoping to listen to the Clears balanced out of the GO2A this time, I grabbed an adapter off amazon I was hoping would work. Turns out they couldn’t find the box and therefor couldn’t find the cable in question. Anyways, I spent another 45 minutes or so listening to the Clears single ended like last time. The last time I said there was a song by Soen that sounded strained, and I thought it might have been them showing some dynamic compression I hadn’t heard before. But this time I realized it was there in a lot of the progressive metal I listen to, and it was always with male vocals, it ended up giving me a headache after a while, something I noticed last time but thought might have had something to do with the physical headphones. I’m not sure if it’s the upper mid aggressiveness @Hands is talking about, but considering it’s almost entirely from certain male vocals I’m inclined to think so. Or it could be some sort of resonance around there. These cans do do a lot correct, intellectually I like them quite a bit. Something like the new Archspire record sounds incredible or a lot of my favorite pop sounds excellent as well. But if the music hits the right spot in the frequency range they start to give me a headache. Anyways, I’d recommend people check them out, they just aren’t for me after all.