I purchased a pair of EMES Violets last month and find them to be much more transparent and precise than my Mackie HR824's and more pleasant to listen to. I definitely hear much more detail, stereo imaging, and detail of instrument placement in my mixes. When adding a very slight degree of effects (EQ, compression, and/or room simulation) to individual instrument tracks in a mix with the individual instrument tracks not soloed but while listening to the full mix, I hear the very slightest adjustments being made with these effects to these individual instrument tracks while listening to the full mix. I never experienced this kind of detail, definition, and stereo imaging with my HR824's. Most of my mixes lean more towards being acoustic instrument mixes using both live and sampled acoustic instruments with an occasional Rhodes and electric jazz guitar on some sessions.
I will also mention that I do have my EMES Violets set totally flat, which sounds best to my ears.
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