Thanks guys, so am I far off when I think of it this way?: Microdetail as pure resolution horsepower Clarity in both time domain and frequency domain, as you explained, thanks! Whereas macrodetail is what I was calling "appearance of clarity" = not actual clarity but various aspects of time and frequency which give an initial sense as though clarity was present, but not really. Is that sorta right? @OJneg, over in iemland, it's A Thing to make part of the frequency response sound as though it were more clear (but not really, see? "Appearance of clarity") by simply making it louder. Boost the treble in iem land and people on HF may say it is clear sounding. It's not necessarily a bad thing, boosting the vocal range is important in a pro stage monitor for musicians to follow the lead singer with the wall of sound/crowd noise going on, at least for loud genres.