Thank you! Bought these a while ago and ended up giving a confused impression because of this, the male vocals just didn't come through for me especially where that deepening warmth is needed for certain artists, it was waaaaay too thin, female vocals were fine but still lacked that soulful gutteral heft THEN they started acting up coming in and out warm to cold etc.... in the end I went for the Focal Classic.... have just sent them back as they were open when I got them and grossly overpriced but I'm not sure if I can return to the Pro's.
I was thinking about this, and I think the Focal's just show you vocals that are true. It doesn't make a male singer with a thin voice to have a rich deep voice like other headphones. If the singer is talented and has a rich deep voice it will come through, but people without talent need not apply. Same goes for females. If you listen to someone who is very soulful with gutteral heft, then these will show you that, but will not make every female singer sound talented.