I've just listened to a few more songs with it on, because it's been a while.
I find on almost all the models the bass is just way to overblown...if I were to EQ the bottom end of the track to what I'm hearing via VRM it would be way off...and I'm talking about commercial mixes here too, so those should sound correct.
The only model I could bear the bass on was the Auratone ! Which obviously has no bass...lol
I also find it has an artificial / grainy sound ...hard to describe..mind you the one in the Pro24 runs on it's own DSP, whereas I read the VRM solo box uses the PC's own processor. Maybe it's running a more detailed model ?
It's not quite as bad if I use the virtual listening position that's a bit further back, but then I find you get more of the room sound which increases the perception of it being artificial. I especially find it's makes the vocals sound like they've been put through a cheap reverb, particularly on more acoustic tracks and speech is not nice at all.
Not sure I could trust anything it's telling me when I try the different models, even good commercial tracks sound 'wrong' on it to me like there's a veil over them.
Well at least you got me to give it another try. I might play with the Auratone model when I can't have have the Avantone blaring at night.
Make s me wonder how different it is to the solo VRM box, it got a really good review at Sound on Sound.