Josh, Your review is absolutely magnificent, and one of the very best I've read--ever. Just brilliant. I followed your links and found each of them relevant and helpful in contextualizing your comments. I'm just about to pull the trigger on ordering a closed back Verite from ZMF, something I normally wouldn't do without first carefully listening in person. But after reading your review and so much other praise online, I'll probably do just that. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into this.