I was thinking about this. I will see if I get the same with the Auteur or HD650. The rest of my headphones are out on loan to people.
The Verite is a pretty unique HP, and it is the first of Zach’s creations where there are some amp pairings I straight up didn’t like with it. For example, an A&S Mogwai I heard was way too thick and seemed to completely strangle the sound, but the Mjolnir 2 was good, and the GOTL and Gilmore Lite Mk2 were great. Yet, I really like the Eikon on the Mogwai. So… Yeah.
It’s definitely a rich sounding amp, and one of my favorites.
LOL! I do this for a living, so I bet I can figure it out. I just didn’t have the patience for it at the time. I’ll update you with anything I find.
Also, please note, I wrote that reply in a hurry. I was being direct with my initial thoughts. I wasn’t trying to poopoo on your review. After I reread what I wrote, I realize it might come across that way. I’d say ~ 80% of my experience so far lines up with your review, which is pretty great in this hobby.
It’s amazing what brain burn-in and personal preference can do to an evaluation. I think the X is probably much closer to neutral than it is being bass light. It has impact, and it can sound powerful. It’s not like I took away the subwoofers in a home theater kind of bass difference.
I usually would not post impressions this early or with the limited time I’ve had with it thus far, but there were some parts that clearly stood out, so I talked about those.
Opinion subject to change. YMMV. AFAIK. Etc.