My Paradigm Titans are generally good speakers but I have heard people say that they can get a little harsh at loud levels. I think I noticed this today but I am not sure if the harshness is source related or caused by the speakers. I was listening to the song "Dosed" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers(A beautiful song in my opinion). At the part when the vocalist sings ".....the mountain where she died....deep inside the canyon I can't hide" the words hide have a slightly harsh edge to them. Is this from the speakers or the source(the volume was quite loud but not uncomfortably loud)?.