The highs of these speakers are very crisp. With my previous set I always had to turn on a software Graphic Equalizer to get any satisfying amount of treble. I had to disable Windows Media's graphic equalizer when playing music because the highs were so crisp and any equalization blew them out to sound like hiss. As with any speaker system, you have to change the configuration or EQ depending on the music you're listening to. Some tracks sounded loose and some didn't have deep enough bass (so the subwooder emphasized what sounded like midrange).