I was fortunate enough to participate in the Vali tour, and I sat down recently with the Elear. The Elear is significantly more detailed/clear sounding than the Vali. For reference, the Vali, IMO, has less detail than the HD6X0 headphones, as well. Further, the Vali has more of a midbass emphasis than the Elear, while the Elear has more sub bass.Bass is also tighter on the Elear. TBH I would not really describe the Elear as warmish. It is cleaner and more detailed than the LCD-2, DT1770 (yeah, there is perhaps more treble presence in this one but it is smoothed over detail-wise), HD650/600, and ZMF Omni. It is, however, warmer than the HD800/HD800S and Ether. Hope that helps.