I've had the feeling that the SM3s sounded too warm and thick some time ago, but it has just gone away.
I remember I would get pissed hearing some Eric Clapton and Clearwater songs, but that has just gone away, now I like the stock tips even more, which I though to be too warm by the first weeks.
I've noticed some weird channel imbalance recently, I normally have to increase something like +5~8% volume to my left ear, it's fine.
But I realized that as I turn up the volume, the balance also changes, could this be a bug of the Rockbox or Fuze failing to drive the SM3?
I'll try some further testing later.
Yup, they're really annoying, I've tried different cores too, but they are all as uncomfortable as the others. What I do is simply put them with ease in my ears(couple of tries), not trying too deep or to get the perfect seal, otherwise they will start itching in a few minutes, it's been working so far, SQ is excellent ^^
I'm using that mod, but instead of shure olives, I'm using the Comply Tips cores, which comes along with the SM3. Works great btw. I don't have my camera on me right now, so I'll just use my cellphone's one.