Kellele kuidas. Stereophile arvas näiteks nii ja see viitab just kõrgetele THD ja IMD numbritele:
Unfortunately, there was also an unremitting hardness in the upper midrange and top end, even at moderate SPLs, that was downright fatiguing to me and to visitors. Nor did it take experienced listeners long to pick up on it. It didn't sound like grain, and it certainly didn't sound like glare. Instead, it was an opaque wall against which high-frequency transients struck and stuck. It created that sensation of hardness while preventing the creation of delicacy and dimensionality—and, especially, natural decay in the upper octaves.