The R220 has fair amount of sub-bass quantity and it commands moderate extension. The sub-bass reproduction is agile and the rumble is presented in a speedy manner. The bass decay is quick and it creates a snappy feeling. The bass texture is rendered in a moderately smooth manner. The mid-bass is on the lighter side and the slam is delivered in a punchy manner. Each bass note is articulated with incisiveness.
The midrange is energetic with good transparency level. Vocals are expressed in a lively manner with great details retrieval. The lower midrange is lean and male vocals are presented clearly with a thinner presentation. The upper midrange is forward and the boost results in a captivating female vocals expression. There is an exciting and engaging midrange.
The treble is extended well with no sibilance and harshness. The amount of air rendered is good which contributes to an airy feeling at the top end. Treble articulation has good precision with excellent clarity. The crisp has good definition with nice sparkle. The treble presentation is clean and detailed.
The stage has a natural expansion with good width magnitude. The depth is not closed in. There is an accurate positioning of vocals and instruments.