I think I go through phases on which pads I prefer. Sometimes after using the Auteur pads for a while I feel like I am missing some extra bass warmth so I switch to Eikon pads and am immediately pleased. But then after using those for a while I will sort of miss that clean and airy treble. So I switch back to Auteur pads and then am immediately pleased with how clear they sound. I really like that Auteur gives you that option and I think it is nice being able to just easily tweak the sound like that.