CK10 perhaps? People say they are a more musical RE0, with more bass. I have a pair of CK10, at first I thought the bass is seriously lacking in quantity, but after about a month listening to them, I find them to be rather neutral, and have great details, good imaging. Clarity is definitely better than my IE8.
I say give your IE8 some 200 hours of burn in, if you believe in burn in. The 'veil' of midrange/vocal will become less with burning in.