I'm another who prefers the VO. I have switched back to them a couple times since I got the Atrium(2 weeks ago) and it really confirmed how much better they are to me. I loved the Atrium at first, but then they started to change and I liked them less and less for a few days there. I ended up putting them on one of my other rigs for break-in. That didn't seem to yield the result that I had hoped. I had been using an album that has pink, white, grey noise, etc... in different patterns for break-in. It helped some, but it was slow. The last few days, I have left them playing my favorite tracks list overnight and they have come a long way in a short time. So, in short, if you decide to run them unworn for break-in, you may get better results with music.FedEx was playing games so I went to get my set yesterday and I still need to burn in, but the reviewers who said these have big impact and depth were NOT lying. I look forward to getting them burned in and the comparing to my VO and VC. While I LOVE my VC, I am in the small camp of ZMFers who prefers the VO.
Also, I don’t tend to mind the weight of my VO or VC too much, but the new headband is so comfortable, I didn’t think it was necessary but I miiiight have to invest in one for my VC.
I think I'm almost to the point now where I can work out an EQ profile for these.
Oh, and did I mention that these are the best headphones that I have ever used to listen to records? They are. I do records a little differently in that my TT is essentially a transport. I convert the audio to 24/96 at the phono stage and feed it to a DAC for PEQ capabilities. I just setup a new Hana SL cart and it is quite possibly the best listening yet. The way that the Hana extracts detail and it's transient delivery has perfect synergy with the Atrium.