Yes / No.
Reviews don't do it justice. Which is funny, because reviews tend to be glowing for the Verite, and dont tend to slam it for its technical performance.
I think the Verite sits right as a $3000 headphone. Empy seems right at $4000 given the package, of build and comfort. Utopia is a bit of a bargain at $3000 BUT I don't like it. Too mid forward and treble is a bit grating to my sensitive engineering ears.
D8000 for $3200 was a good deal for sure! Kicking myself I didn't too.
You're in Brisbane too. PM me maybe.