Can you point to a chamber music recording that typifies your complaint, or describe the typical problem? I find I have better luck with chamber music than orchestral.
I do not like seeking out recordings and then bashing online. If the case presents itself, maybe sometimes ...
But as an exercise, I just went 15 minutes on Qobuz and looked up Messiaen, Quatuor pour la fin du temps.
Interpretations aside, listening to a bunch of them, there were immediate textbook cases of overly bright or even metallic ones (monitored on speakers with the dreaded 3K dip ?). A couple that were OK, and many of them that are barely listenable in my mastering room - on a realistic volume. One of the tonally more correct has a piano on the left and a piano on the right, with the other musicians quite well placed in between ! Others have the piano small/thin or big and at the same time bright and bass heavy (spot mics)
This is a composition that I consider important, it has a special value to me.
There is even one with right out constant digital distortion. Hopefully this is just a faulty upload of a digital file to Qobuz. We should report this to Qobuz, they should reupload. Seriously, after listening to this, I cannot stop hearing distortion even on other (clean) recordings as if my ears need resetting :-( This is outright dangerous.
The typical audio related problems:
- incorrect tonality ranging from metallic to exaggerated bass response (compensating for something ?) resulting in tiny little instruments or blown up instruments.
- unnatural stereo perspective. Often one of the instruments (the piano !) is much too large compared to the others.
- unnatural depth of the soundfield. Often the piano actually sounds closer or at the same distance as the other musicians, which cannot exist in reality
- basic sound quality problems like distortion or noise (not counting the old recordings)
- extra-musical (bowing sounds, breath sounds) that sound not natural, not in the same space or position as the "live" musicians, hence ruining the reality of the recording.