My question is this : Does brightness generally mean more detail is audible, and does more detail generally have to come with more brightness? My observations seem to indicate that with brighter sounding components, I can hear the micro details more easily (although listener fatigue comes into play), but I have to strain a little more to hear the details with smoother sounding components. Does the two (ie. brightness and detail) have to go hand in hand? Or do we need to make a compromise and find the right balance between the two?