Thanks Milandro. I do wish I had a better recording of the flute. I guess I could sit down and just record some solo flute, lol. But I hear what you hear - that it sounds tinny and thin.the recordings are not of any great quality that one can tell much about the quality of the flute ( while we can certainly hear that the player @Robert Are is a very good one) based on this, the sound appears rather tinny and thin but is it the flute or the recording? and would another fuse sound differently played by the same player ?
I often visit Matthew’s and the owner is a flute player who used to play concerts for a large part of his life. Often customers on a flute quest try several flutes , occasionally they ask opinions about the sound. Some players obviously benefit from changing from one flute to another (and interestingly not always in a univocal way that one can say it is the flute but sometimes a flute performs better in some hands than some others).
You really need to go to a place where there are many flutes to try of this would be a lucky shot attempt based only on price and brand.
Honestly it never even occurred to me until recently to consider another flute. The trigger was retiring and as we've been decluttering and selling and giving away a lifetime's worth of stuff... including me selling off quite a few guitars and basses and PA equipment that the thought occurred to me that I could put the money from the sale of music equipment into another flute.
Where is Matthews?