I was JUST about to ask this. After reading these impressions I've been considering if my ears are just completely broken and I should give this hobby up. Whenever I hear Auteur with Auteur pads I am always immediately struck by how close to "neutral", or at least well balanced it is, whatever that means in headphones. Maybe just slightly warm, but definitely not overly warm. Yeah, the Eikon pads definitely warm the sound up a fair amount so now that makes more sense.