The Elear with stock pads has issues. Boosted bass at the expense of a hole in the upper mids / lower treble. If you put Clear pads on it the Elear becomes an Elex ( https://drop.com/buy/massdrop-x-focal-elex-headphones ) though and it becomes a very, very good headphone. Focal won't let Massdrop ( Drop ) sell the Elex outside the US though. But you can make your own by adding the ( very expensive ) Clear pads.