I think I should put this comment into further context after more running in of the TB2i's. Playing Nickelback's Dark Horse, the TB2's are not at all restrained or "over" refined. Hugely entertaining in fact. May or may not translate to the FB1 of course, but I have found these have taken a lot of running in to give up that slightly restrained feel.
Based on my experience of the TB2i which shares (I think) identical drivers but in a standmount version I would have to agree 100% with this review.
You do get superb detail though, and turn the wick up and you will get toe tapping punchy sound, still with huge detail, not all raggedy like some speakers when they go loud.
It depends what you want I guess, but its true to say that just now and again they can seem a little too refined with some recordings (but not all).
It may of course be a reflection that the original recordings were not ideal.
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