I know audio terms like "bass, mids and highs/treble" can be really confusing but I am here to help you with it! Read on to know more about these.
First, I will start with bass. Bass is divided into 2 parts, the sub-bass and mid-bass. The sub-bass is the very lowest frequencies of bass and gives bass a full and rich feeling if properly reproduced, but far too emphasised or too little of it will jeopardise the sound a lot . Mid-bass is where a lot of budget sets fail, as this is what manufacturers emphasise as the general naïve population just wants more bass and they think they are hearing bass, but what they are hearing is actually mid-bass bloat, or too much emphasis on it, to say it another way. This also kills off the sub-bass and causes mid-bass bleed, which is where the mid-bass cuts into the mids. A little bit of emphasis on the mid-bass can actually lead to a very warm and rich listening experience, if done properly.
Mids are basically the middle frequencies. Mid oriented sets have more mids, less bass and treble and generally leads to a warm, smooth and rich feeling but this sound lacks air or space due to the loss of micro-details from the treble. Mids are also the most commonly affected part of budget headsets that emphasis too much on the bass and treble and create a V-shaped sound signature. This can sound very good with modern rock and pop music, but this will also lead to a feeling of hollowness and a lack of richness and life in an orchestral piece, piano sonatas or solos, and country songs like "If I Die Young."
Treble has to be done well, if not, it could lead to plenty of sibilance, or a strange emphasis on cymbals and high-hats or even an overly bright and fatigueing sound that can sound really tiring and painful to a listener's ears. a lack of detail in the treble or an early roll-off can lead to a lack of air and sense of space in the sound as mentioned earlier, and music can sound congested due to the lack of micro-details in the treble.
Well, now I am done with my guide, I hoped that you have benefitted from this, see you in the next guide!