Yeah, they really look and sound great but i hate this problem. I'll try to burn them in for a while. Maybe the problem will go away? It's worth a shot.
The tandem doesn't really look nice :) I know i'm not buying clothes but still. It's so hard to choose something. I don't want to spend to much on a pair of earphones either. Something like 100 dollars is my budget. I can spend a little bit more if they really look and sound great tho.
Btw i guess it doesn't really have the exact same sound signature. But i prefer a little bit bass as i watch a lot of movies. Listen to all kinds of music so i really enjoy the sound of the IE. I could enjoy other signatures to if they deliver quality sound.
Not the same signature the Tandem's bass is a bit deeper and flatter and it's better in a few other ways as well. Reason for recommending the Tandem is that I can't see a fan of the Xcape IE not liking it.