I would say it's still a lively sound, but I believe what I'm experiencing is getting used to the instantaneous decay of a planar. I don't particularly like how some genres that utilize female vocals sound, the vocals just ended up coming across more un-emotional than I'm used to. Genres like EDM and Rock really benefit from the speed and it's pretty fun to hear those genres actually, but I enjoy KPop also and I find the decay to be un-welcome on that genre as the vocals don't sound quite right to my ears. It may be a case of needing a complimentary headphone to cover the gaps. Once again, no experience with planars prior to this. My frame of reference for female vocals and music in general is my trusty ER2XRs.