I think I know why a lot of people don't like eq. Eq makes it too easy to buy equipment and be satisfied with the way it sounds, That way the spending never stops, and the fun of running new gear is never ending. I am using a pair of Audio-Technica Ath-m40 headphones at the moment and they sound nice to me but they are a fuzz bright on the highs and a fuzz low on the bass. In a few seconds its fixed. If I didn't have the eq I could have the fun of going online and either get some new headphones, or some new tube headphone amplification after looking at reviews for a few weeks. And then I get the fun of telling people online what I got and how much better it is over what I had. Im sure the people that make gear hate eq also thinking without it people spend more. This is just my take. I usually buy gear and listen to it for years until I think gear has improved enough to upgrade some things. The non eq group has more fun but I just like music. If buying new gear is your hobby I get that. Also with eq if I just want some background music and get an old school almost cone tweeter sound thats alittle dull in the highs I can. Its about like having multi speakers inline that I never have to change. Im done now and some of you are most likely happy about it lol!