I think verum is tonally just right even straight out of the box. What most impresses me is the diffuse speaker like imaging/soundstage. My question to @Garuspik is: when will you be making a verum 2? Do you think you can keep a bargain price? On a quick listen verum 1 leaves me wanting in overall resolution. Sound is quite mid-fi lacking some sharpest edges, perhaps bit slow sounding for a planar. Bass is kind of fluffy too. Not saying it's a bad headphone. On the contrary. However with this superbly speaker like presentation I just keep thinking: "this is all I ever wanted I just need it faster, tighter and "blacker". I think garuspik has achieved something exceptional here. Lcd-3, ananda or AFO don't come close regarding the realism of imaging/soundstage. Verum is more like hd800 on that regard. Soundstage is not as big, but the sound is everywhere instead of just blobs of sounds placed here and there.