Have you seen the words “warm”, “neutral”, and “bright” thrown around here and there? It’s important to understand the various types of ways we subjectively describes ‘sounds’ in order to grab some headphones or speakers that will best meet your unique needs. Especially if you’ve read some of our music gear reviews, the way we describe the pairs in their ‘sound quality’ sections can sometimes have you scratching your head. Even more so, who are we to ‘judge’ the ‘sound’ of a pair of headphones or speakers? Of course, we have many decades of experience in the music equipment world, but even then, we’re just humans as well. So what do these subjective terms even mean? We’d like to try and operationally define them for you today.