I agree, our perceptions may not be similar. But I have to respectively disagree with your description of the Def Techs. The soundstage , as set up in my listening area is expansive and dynamic. What are your reference speakers ? I have gone to quite a few live concerts over the past six months. Small venues mostly. I didn't find it that difficult to come back and listen to my home system. Although the sound quality varied from venue to venue , from superb to so -so. , you just can't beat live music. For me, it is important to hear live music to help keep things in perspective.