Originally Posted by Bilavideo
With a few notable exceptions, most instruments are in the midrange, so if you have crappy midrange, you have crappy sound, regardless of how you dress up the bass and treble.
Very well said. Midrange was definetly the last portion of the frequency spectrum I came to appreciate. Now that I have, it adds so much depth to music. After you get a proper set of speakers / phones with decent midrange detail, its like you get a whole new music collection too. You really have to re-listen to your entire collection to hear the true character of the vocals, guitars, drums and other layers of goodies hidden in most recordings. it's quite an amazing experience hearing new things in songs you thought you knew well. Midrange is where all the intimacy is.
With good midrange you can actually hear what good production sounds like! (Not to say that well done Bass and Treble don't have their place in good production)ts too bad the loudness war has ruined a lot of what would've been amazing sounding music over the last 15 years. Mainstream music really can sound horrible when you get a nice stereo put together. Unfortunately the JVC/Sony boombox's don't make this apparent to the masses.
Luckily for us there are still a lot of great people with great taste in sound working in the music production business, so we can feed our systems what they deserve...