Seeing this thread has quite perked my interest. I have a fairly expensive stereo system, having worked in consumer audio for the last few years and I am currently doing a cd comparison between HTDAAB and ATYCLB. The first two tracks that I am comparing are Vertigo and Elevation, two similar tunes. Vertigo definitely on HTDAAB has the two characteristics that I always steered my audio customers away from..... Bright and Tinny sounding. If you listen to Elevation there is definitely a smoother more refined sound recorded on the album. I will be spending the rest of the night comparing the two albums now that you tech heads have me interested.