I think you will be satisfied with your VB when they arrive. Actually, shouldn't they have arrived yet? This is a quote from Joker's review of them: ".The sub-bass has great rumble and is very controlled - mid-bass bloat common to mid-range earphones with lots of bass is completely absent. As a result, the bass of the VB sounds rather different from that of midbass-heavy earphones like the Sennheiser CX300 – the VB offers plenty of sub-bass rumble with a bit of punch."
I would also recommend the Thinksound TS01, which is supposed to sound similar to the Rain, which I've heard, but much more bass oriented.
If you stretch your budget a bit higher(like, 3 dollars), the Panasonic HJE900 presents a great option. They are currently available for $78 from J&R with free shipping. They have replaceable cables and are built extremely tough. Bass will smack you in the face, and these became popular when they were around the 120 dollar range, and are pretty often compared to headphones twice that price (though i haven't heard anything in that range, personally). 78 is a tremendous deal. Treble might be too harsh, but you can remedy that with the foam mod(stuffing some cheap foam into the nozzle). In any case, the treble shouldn't be any hasher than the Hippo VB, from what I've read. I love mine.
I received the VB. And in my 7th post, i said VB for me and R1 for my gf. But after hearing both, getting comfortable with both, my gf kept VB for her.
So, i had to use R1 which didn't fit my requirements. So that's why i am hunting new one.
And this time, isolation is also a priority along with comfort and bass. I will look at TS01 and HJE900.