Thanks for the impressions, @Sonorus! As someone not particularly sensitive to treble (save for the "tizz" area), seems to me the Clears might work well for low-volume listening. Incidentally, have you a microphone handy, or an SPL measurement app on a smartphone? I recall that Focal's drivers appear to be "designed" to break apart at higher SPLs as some sort of built-in "don't listen to music this loudly" check, discussed elsewhere on here. That might be what's causing the crapping out you hear. Either that or the way it's voiced really is just poorly suited to you? That'd be a shame.