Today I went into my local Paradigm dealer to have a look around, surprisingly they had some new Studio 60s and 40s in the store and the 60s were hooked up ready to play. I couldn't resist so I pulled out my Radiohead - OK Computer ( not reference quality I know, but a good CD nonetheless) which was the only CD with me at the time. I reciever used was some lower mid-range Panasonic and the CD player was a Tehnics Mega-changer. Anyway, overall I was not terribly impressed. The treble seemed very extended but somewhat harsh and this is coming from a guy who doesn't find Grado SR-80s overly bright. The lower-midrange upper bass was unimpressive as well. Deep vocals were sounded congested and overemphasized. I noticed this most on the song "Exit Music" which I found was more intimate and detailed on my SR-80s. The bass sounded a bit slow as well, loud enough but not as musical as I would have liked. Even my "slow" 15" SBB4 Tempest sounds "faster" and less boomy. The midrange was good, but didn't stand out enough as it seemed to be overpowered by the bass and treble. At first I thought maybe someone had messed around with the tone controls or accidentally left a low-end sub turned on but this was confirmed to not be the case. I should note that these comments are relative to their price. I did find they sounded marginally better than my Titans and Tempest(though not the bass portion) but I was expecting alot more for the price. They were setup decently as well. So, is there something wrong my ears? I know the equipment was low-end but still better that the stuff I have.