J I would say that the mids and vocals are forward. Bass is a little shy and feels at the back (main weakness so far). Treble very airy without Peakyness. Its just the clarity of the mids and vocals are especially good. Both male and female vocals are equally good. The tone, the subtle breathes and flicks of the tongue and even the wetness or dryness of the mouth is laid to bear..i am really digging the brass nozzles atm. But again the bass issue is a bass boost away for me anyway, tho im aware not everybody has a bass boost swich or even like to use such a feature.