I'm confused because people are saying that the verite is bright with the flat pads but darker than the Auteur, but the Auteur is by no means bright. I know people have different ideas of what this stuff means, but it's left me utterly confused. Looking at the FR, it appears that there's a bit more air up top when compared with the Auteur, and a bit of a dip at 6k where the Auteur doesn't. Then there's a bit more midrange energy as well. If this is accurate, I'm not sure how that makes it darker than the Auteur. So I guess I'm just confused about what to expect haha.