Not everyone has access or the inclination to use EQ. For example, I can not use a computer as a source so do not have access (or inclination) to digital parametric EQ. The pads are great for general modification that many enjoy using. I definitely use the filters for my Aeon Closed RT.You can add reviewers like me in the list of people who don't like it. Having to test the headphone 2 or 3 times with various config adds tremendous burden and confuses the messaging of what the headphone is about. In the age of ready EQ, we don't need blunt instruments like that anyway.
Can the tuning kits still be requested?There were other reasons as well, and this can be added to the list. But I thought an important for you to be aware that the high frequency emphasis you observed, was actually not expected to be the way most people would listen to it. But as you know, we don’t do it this way anymore on our new products and we won’t going forward…. Part of the concept of the ability to tune a product to taste comes from my own history modifying audio products, as we’ve moved to a broader audience, and people who are less interested in fine-tuning and tweaking things that model just doesn’t make sense for us or the majority of our customers anymore.