So I went to unique melody to get my SE530's remolded and they came in yesterday. At first I was concerned because all the bass I remember being there was gone, replaced with what I could only describe as disappointment and mild rage. Then I realized the kind of music I listen to (synthpop and techno) and went diving around for my bass reference audio. Once I started playing bass heads it was "ahhhh THERE you are".
I was looking at my ear impressions and I realized that the canal in my ear is smaller than the flangless TF-10. I kind of joked that ultimate ears seemed to be a male oriented business (not saying that's wrong just interesting) but it's very strange that they would make flange portion of the IEM as big as they did. At least this explains a lot. I like the sound the TF-10 when I can hear it. So I guess that means I like the UE sound. Not ragging on the TF-10 at all. I think they are solid earphones, I'm just not sure they were designed for both sexes.