I too tried the verite initially and didnt like it as it was a little too dark for me. But then i figured it was the pads and amp that they were using that didnt quite do it for me. Not saying that the Verite falls short in technicalities, but to me it still isnt on the level of the top planars/estats on a good system. If resolution and technicalities are your priority then there are other options. Think Abyss Phi TC, Susvara , Sr1a , 009/S on KG amps. But do note that they have to be well driven as well, resulting in some immense prices. However what i do like about the Verite is its ability to play the widest variety of tracks without me having the need to change out. Since acquiring these i have just been revisiting my whole music library , even the non hi res tracks. Not only that, i use these on my computer/gaming setup on a Jotunheim to stream movies. I also use them to watch random music videos on youtube and they just work so well. Ive never been able to do this with my other 'Summit-Fi' headphones ( not that they sound terrible on low res audio, its just that they arent as engaging, oh and yes sometimes they do sound terrible on some low res stuff on youtube). Overall, I do find the Verite coloured, but tastefully done so in such a beautiful way. To me, its the perfect sweet spot between Euphoria and Technicalities. Thus, while im in the Honeymoon phase, its my favorite can for now.