Hello,\n\nI bought a set of B&W 603 S2 Anniversary Edition floor standing speakers as my first set. I have them paired with the Denon x2700h. I am running it in a simple 2.0 setup.\n\nI primarily watch movies via Apple TV 4K and listen to music via the Music app on the Apple TV.\n\nThe speakers themselves sound amazing, very clear, and they look great.\n\nHowever, at listening to a movie or music at around 60+ dbs, my ears start to feel "plugged." Like I put something in there. And I got a subtle stinging pain that lingers for hours afterwards. This happens every time I listen to them.\n\nThe room is about 480 sq ft open and is carpeted.\n\nI really would like to keep these speakers but am not sure if it is possible as I'm not able to enjoy them fully without being in pain.\n\nIs there anything I can do in the receiver settings to help my ears? Or is my only real option returning them and finding something different?\n\nI had the same thing happen to me when I bought the Klispch R-41PM bookshelf speakers for my computer desk. I sent them back due to the pain. Is it possible that my ears just cant handle decent speakers? I can listen to my headphones, airpods, and the TV sound with ease and without pain - for years.\n\nThank you for your help.