I hate to burst your bubbles. There has been a recent tendancy to stray away from neutral headphones, and resulting in genre specific headphones. The Verite is an example. It has a very eratic looking FR & CSD graph. To put it nicely, this is by no means a neutral headphone. I personally do not like it's sound, but I do like other "lesser" ZMF cans. This empyrean is more neutral than probably all of the other recent headphones that came out. The advantage of a neutral headphone cannot be underestimated. We want a true perception of the reproduction. We don't need to be component matching. While I personally would still choose a much cheaper looking made HEKV2 for a touch more on the upper end, I feel these two are very much in same league in high resolve. Few dynamics reach this level of resolve. Focal stelia&utopia can Denon 9200 can Sony Z1R can And Senn hd800 is above all these "dynamics" mentioned(in resolve). Yet I am not convinced that any other dynamics reached this level (resolve, not signature).