Loaner impressions: I do a decent amount of my listening at work where it is a busy/noisy open office environment. So closed back is a must. Current work set-up: Bifrost multi gen5 - > Jot and ZDT jr -> sonarworks -> Aeon closed I screwed up and had expectations/hopes of a closed back Clear I could use in my work set-up. Hoping the slightly higher impedance of the Elegia would pair better with the ZDT jr. and have more sub bass and bass impact than the Aeons. At work I mostly listen to pop/electronica/house/chill house to keep my energy up to churn out endless power point documents. What I found was an over all solid headphone with most of the traits I was familiar with from the Clears, but....there a surprising lack of bass and bass impact that the Clear does have. Also like mentioned already funky upper mids that are just off enough to distract you. Some tracks ok, some tracks it was distracting. I use EQ at work to tweak things a bit when I do low volume listening or when I want some more bass. I found the Elegia not responsive in the way I was hoping with EQ adjustments where the Aeons respond well. Comfort wise the Aeon's win for me as well, but they are the most comfortable HP I have experienced . I guess I have giant ears that touch the Focal pads, then get hot spots over time. Overall the Elegia did not have what it takes to replace my daily driver Aeon closed. Glad I had a chance to experience them through the loaner program!