(Note to moderators: goodness knows which is the most appropriate forum for this post, so please redirect at will). It's been quite a few months since I started getting myself involved with AV equipment, but in all that time there are still any number of words that audio people routinely use whose meaning escapes me. I'm not so much thinking about technical jargon, more about the adjectives that are used by reviewers to characterise the sound of a particular component. Sometimes it's fairly obvious what they're talking about: if something is described as "shrill" then that means it has too much treble, to an extent that becomes irritating. But what exactly do people mean when they describe sound as: Bright Lush Laid Back Warm Cold Analytical Airy Sweet Sparkling Forward Neutral Transparent Coloured and quite possibly several other things? I reckon I know what some of these mean, and I've got some idea about most of the rest, but I'm sure I'm not the only person around here who would appreciate some sort of objective definition of what people mean when they use these terms.