Pretty good summary. I can't comment much anymore, I had a cold for the last 4 days so no IEM usage then. And I know at the beginning they were very recessed, but the last time I used them I was listening to Jack White's Blunderbuss and not only were the vocals distinct, but they were upfront in the music, they didn't feel recessed at alll. I don't want to go all "ZOMG BURNEEN", but I do need some more time with them to get a clear opinion. They still sound dark, although nothing obscene.