I feel pretty much the same on the things you have said I have owned mine for 8 months or so, and I feel like the AR-H1 is a very balanced headphone that is good for multiple genres. That being said I use mine for pretty much that I listen to instrumental, progressive rock, cinematic scores, orchestra, folk, jazz, indie, classic rock, and so on. I feel content with most of all tracks I listen to with the H1, and I feel like it does a nice job of delivering tight bass with decent punch, yes a forward but solid midrange that is detailed and enjoyable, and my treble has very nice clarity and decen air for the sound stage of this headphone. So, perhaps with time your treble with clear up a bit because mine feel they do a nice job in that regard. I hope you keep enjoying them and they gain some positive exposure. Another thing I like about them is they are not too bulky to wear around the house when going from one room to the next.