I've noticed of late comments in the English audio press claims that most modern speakers have a frequency response with a 'tilted up treble'. These claims aren't, as far as I've read, ever accompanied by any objective tests results. My suspicion is that as source and amplification have achieved ever higher fidelity in the reproduction of upper treble, acoustically bad domestic listening rooms have themselves started to irritate reviewers. We can't assume that because they're reviewers their female companions (if they have one) have permitted them to treat their listening rooms in any sensible manner. Am I barking up the wrong tree? I'll admit that some speakers I've heard in the last few years do have a hot upper reach - Dali's come to mind. I should add that I found my own speakers sounded slightly aggressive in the upper treble until I altered the acoustics of my own room and that before I did so sound of a friend practicing trumpet in this room was simply painful. Any thoughts? The insane audiophool puritanism of banning treble tone controls hasn't helped any of this either.