To be fair, just because it is the research of others does not invalidate it. What you are discussing is your personal preferences that have been developed over many years of solid experience. Of that there can be no doubt, but even so, the reality of the situation your experience cannot be generalized to anybody but yourself. Doubtless many people would share your preferences and opinions, but the research the other poster was quoting while imperfect was designed to be generalizable to a population. Again, certainly that research would be limited by design confounds and sample size, but as I understand it, the research was deliberately designed to seek out a general listening preference in so much as one could exist. Both your experience and what the research has revealed are valid and valuable, just different.