Agreed the brain can't filter out those early reflections. It needs to be gotten rid of. There's barely any fixing it in EQ but it's better than nothing. Piles of books, coffee cans, cheap chinese stands, old bicycle seats from a junkyard, just needs to be fixed in any way possible. Every room sounds different. It's equally important to the speakers. More important if you're not running near or mid fields and your speakers are pretty good. Room to room will sound different. Agreed. My desk, a huge wooden desk I used to use for DJ gear and an old digital yamaha console but kept to play low sens fps games, greatly colored the sound until I got a taller chair and raised the speakers up. It is still coloring the sound but engaging the desk filter on eveyr pseaker I've tried sounds worse. You just learn to deal with it.