Recommended for pretty much anyone that listens to any type of music except for a couple of particular types. It is quite bass heavy, but clean enough it does not over power other sounds in any way. The mids are punchy and defined. The trebles are detailed without being overly sparkly. You can adjust the 5 band equalizer (via the phone app) to suit your tastes even more, but my observations were done with the equalizer in their default setting. The only type of music I would not recommend these headphones for (and I am being really picky for this), are any music that is instrumental only that contains very fast, technical and very tight bass lines which you'll often find in the fusion genre. The other type is a full piece orchestra. I wouldn't say all classical because piano solos and limited instrumental classical are all fine. Only with a full piece orchestra, I found the bass heavy nature of the headphones bring in an artificial bassy-ness which sort of threw the fine balance of the orchestra off somewhat. Having said that though, these headphones made me grin like an idiot for most of the music I listen to (especially rock and heavy rock), and if I could only have one headphone for all purposes, I will DEFINITELY take these over all others!