So today after a long wait my Verum 1s arrived.
I… Don’t like them.
I don’t speak audiophile so bear with me while I try to describe this stuff. For the past year or so I have been using the Hifiman HE4XX as my daily driver and I thoroughly enjoy them. They have a very laid back sound and though I EQ all of my gear, this required the least tweaking and got closest to the sound I enjoy. No songs sound harsh, mixes that may not be super flattering are still perfectly listenable.
When I slapped the Verums on half of my library suddenly sounded harsh, sharp, and other unflattering words. It may very well be a fantastic headphone but the signature isn’t for me. I want to enjoy music, not analyze it, if that makes sense.
This experience may scare me off trying to upgrade for a bit. Or I may sell them and immediately try my luck with something else. So for future reference I’d know what headphones you all turn to when you just want to be hugged by your music.