to be honest , i think you will be dispointed just like me if you really want mid bass, Gold's bass is more like very well texture sub bass the bass is very present, overall the gold got really good detail, speration is great, they got very lil bass (not talking just sub bass or mid bass) compare to home/car stereo or my previous koss portapro, not saying they are bad, as a matter of fact they are the bang for the bucks, they are great IEMs, its bass heavy but they are not bass monsters
Just ordered the Golds with Controltalk for $219 shipped from onecall. Looking forward to comparing them to the regular Turbines which sound pretty decent to this bass head - I just wanted more significant bass impact. I was planning on going for the Coppers but wanted to make sure I was getting the most balanced bass heavy iem with controls and a mic and they need to stand up to heavy daily use. I avoided open box because Monster doesn't honor their awesome warranty unless you are the original owner and bought them new from an authorized dealer.