To be fair, slightly or very v-shaped is partly in the eye of the beholder, since it depends on the volume level you're listening at. I do in fact agree with the rest of his description ("More bass than treble, more treble than mids. But with good clarity, they don't really overpower each other"). My post on Head-Fi wasn't to say it's a downright bad IEM, or not worth it. It's just not better in my book than any of the three other graphene DDs I own. That thread is just another example of the typical HF hype train I've grown tired of a long time ago.