Sound isn't my favourite, but I can see how some people would really like it. The high mids can get hot, sometimes splashy which doesn't work that well for trance, but it isn't bad, just not my favourite. Bass is sufficient, though I actually find it less in comparison to the CK10's overall signature. I wish I didn't sell my CK10 because I would love to compare them side by side. Favourite versus the next model!