How can the upper mids be sucked out if the vocals are shouty? That’s the upper mids! Think I’m out. Was enjoying hearing alternative impressions, but the hatemongering is just absurd. I mean come on, guys. The idea that there is some way to perform an objective analysis is simply ridiculous. They found a way to convince themselves Van Gogh was crap. Well, at least for a while. Bottom line is I couldn’t be happier with mine for the price. They look slamming, I get compliments on them, and they have an addictive, snappy presentation. Kind of like Sprite. Sure, you can’t make a meal out of it, but man can it be refreshing!