A POINT OF VIEW: Listener fatigue

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The thread starts: So I've rebuilt my old Naim based class A hi-fi and replaced it with a dac and computer audio setup and a class D amp. While it sounds far better in terms of soundstage, separation and spacial placement and musicality (cough) I have some problems with the treble. After listening to music with a lot of hi hats or vocals I notice my ears a bit rather than just relaxing and I'm trying to work out the cause. So a couple of reasons I think are:-

1.The Naim somehow filters the higher frequencies, people talk about the top end and vocals being silky with Naim.
2.My muddy class A Denon AV amp was masking some of the top end.
3.The metallic tweeters in my Monitor audio silver 8i's have always been harsh, I just haven't noticed before.
4.Computer audio + class D amp creates a digital sounding system.

I found an interesting document while googling the problem:-

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