Yeah I figured it'd have a negative effect on the sound, I don't want to change anything about them. Sadly it could be a deal breaker, we share the same space and she was adamant she could clearly hear everything "as if I was using normal speakers". I didn't want to go closed backs, as the W3000ANV's were the only ones I liked and these were big dollars. The wife rarely listens to music so I guess anything bugs her quite easily especially a genre she's not into.
Do you guys just listen when others are not around or do you have closed backs to use at the times you're sharing a space?
Sounds to me like your wife is subconsciously giving you permission to buy some JH-16 IEMs