Sounds like this hifidelity guy must be on something questionable. I am not even sure anymore you've actually demo'd the Q700s as a matter of fact even the CM8s. Just another troll! I will be posting my review of the Q700s in the "Opinion section" soon. My first impressions - Big bold sound from KEF. They have done a terrific job. No muddled bass whatsoever, the highs and mids are incredible - a 3D soundfield indeed. The bass is really tight, deep and controlled.