It started out with only select CDs but now it seems to affect EVERY vocal cd I play, whether the singer is male or female. I bought a CD last week, after I'd already begun to notice sibilance and the CD in question sounded great-- no sibilance, whatsoever. I played it today and the sibilance is there. WTF?
I can't help but wonder whether a progressively failing part is to blame.
The Hegel is 6 months old.
I've had the Jay's for a few weeks.
I bought the Aqua DAC in May of 2019.
The Silverline monitors are 17 years old.
I've got an appt. for a hearing test, tomorrow but as it's never been checked before, I have no baseline. I don't see how it will help me determine why a system that sounded fine before I got the Jays (Sim -> Aqua -> Hegel) now sounds excessively sibilant.