Originally Posted by dfkt
They need a few days to settle down - don't judge them right out of the box. Let them play for a while, then check back and listen.
Good call, I did give them a chance and I'm now relatively happy with them. They've seen about 60 hours of play time, I've left them playing overnight a couple times. Will there be much change from here on out?
They are still a bit bass heavy for my tastes but at least bearable, and the mids and highs seem to have come through fairly nicely.
The reason I chose the vibes was actually very different from what you might expect... I wanted an IEM with the shortest possible cable (minimal required length from pocket to ears) and with a straight plug, as my device has the jack on top. It was really hard to find IEM's that fit those two requirements (let alone sounding good!) and in the end the vibe was the winner.
Also a side question - I bought mine off ebay, will v-moda honour warranty still? I think I'm happy enough to use these for the next year at least, and it'd be nice if they'd look after me when the cables break/fray (hopefully that won't happen but it seems inevitable?).