I no longer find them v-shaped. I find them much closer to a neutral sound, live or my big stereo.
Why? One is the foam tips make a huge difference, getting rid of the somewhat ragged elements of the treble, leaving only the controlled, natural treble. May I repeat: play with different tips, using sound quality and not just comfort as criteria.
Another reason is that it depends on the source. They are not bright with my more finely-tuned, flat home system. Bass is also linear and extended.
Lastly: I got used to it. Now, my SE530s are unlistenably bloated in the midrange, very clearly inaccurate, not just being used to it or not.