Hi there! I'm somewhat of an off-and-on audiophile and have been a sbaf visitor for a while. Originally from the Netherlands, but living down under now. My music taste includes Rammstein, Ed Rush, Mike Oldfield, Leonard Cohen, Ane Brun, Philip Glass, Joep Beving, Roxy Music, Howe Gelb, Manowar, Deadmau5, Chet Baker... As for audio gear, I started out in the early 90s with (refurbed) Quad ESL55 Electrostats, a Philips CD880 (1541 dac), Quad 303 amp and later a Beard P35 tube amp...so I got lucky looking back and on the downside developed somewhat of an intolerance for poor audio and poorly placed speakers. In the last 2 years I found the joy of good headphones! My audio gear taste seem to be different from most, and a lot of high end to me sounds too round, polished, 'high-end' .. For example plucked strings, piano, violins.. they've got quite the harsness, attack and transients to them when heard live / up close, but that experience often seems to go missing in headphones and sometimes dacs. Or if it is there, fatique sets in too quickly, the bottom end falls out, there's no visceral impact or the coherence is just not there. I've had the Verum1's only for a couple of days, but they intuitively tick a lot of boxes for me, where as Aeon Flows, Focal Clear, Hifiman HE400 just did not - just to give some concrete context of how that works out in reality. So I'm still exploring headphones, amps and finding people who's ears reasonably align. I've also just started to build a headphone tube-amp prototype to check out different design ideas and differences between components (think output transformers Lundahl vs Chinese with Japanese steel). The first two amps will be a single-ended and a push/pull design based on E280F tubes with a tube-regulated power supply. Current gear: Headphones - Verum1, LCD2C, HEXv2 (for work) and Focal Clear (to be sold) Dacs - RME ADI-2, LG V30+ (for work), SMSL Sanskrit SK10 Amps - Violectric V220, McChanson 6FD7/6EM7 SE tube amp, Aune 7Xs (for work) Monitors - Adam A5X, F5 and Sub8 (home theatre).