Just wanted to get a feel out there of how you like to listen to music. Lots of different gear out there, wire, tubes, etc. All of which can dramatically alter the sound IMHO.
Sibilance is the ssssssss that one can hear at the end of vocals especially with the female recordings.
So how do you like it?
edit: let me clarify the choices a little better.
All options should be considered with the tone controls (if any) flat.
Option 1) You like it very warm and laid back; you NEVER hear sibilance regardless of the recording but do realize that you are comprimising some treble w/ the cymbal crashes and hihats.
Option 2) Some brightly recorded cds may have an occasional sibilance to them (like if the singer's mouth is close to the mic); cymbals sound and decay like a live set. Overall, the sibilance is minimal almost nonexistant but overall balance is retained with the treble.
Option 3) You like it bright .. period. Very detailed and you don't mind the sibilance.