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I use YPAO flat and it sounds fine to me.
There's not really a right or wrong here. Due to room acoustics, hearing and room response desired frequency response can be different.
There is also a factor of being used to something. I used to have headphones I liked, then got different headphones. The ones I liked sounded boomy after getting used to the new ones which seemed to be more accurate. It would not surprise me if people could be "educated" to like a flat FR such as sitting next to near field monitors in a mixing room in a studio - in which case overly emphasized or de-emphasized freqs might sound wrong.
If you think about it in one way, flat FR could be seen as hearing what the mixer thinks sounds correct. But as it takes room correction to approach a flat FR and most people can't get that right even with AVR assistance it's all a compromise. So who's to say your EQ curve is "wrong."
Note that when you boost frequencies it takes more amplifier power. This is fine as long as you are not running your amplifier to the point of clipping ( you might hear distortion and that's a sign to back down the volume.)
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