^^^ Agreed. After having spent even more time with them, I cannot believe how just how bassy these are. It's quite impressive, what they've done with these.
For anyone out there who considers themselves a basshead, you owe it to yourself to have this in your collection. If you can handle the bass, you're a true basshead. If you can't, well then you just learned something interesting about yourself didn't you?
I can't believe it either. These are what I had hoped the xtreme xplosives would sound like, but whereas I found those muddy and artificial, these put out a lot of really nice, smooth bass.
I really wouldn't recommend these to anyone as a primary pair of headphones though. Like you said, the mids are quite recessed, and for most I guess the bass would feel like it's swamping the spectrum - for me though these are awesome, and I almost can't listen to other earphones after this because they now sound too thin and diminished - even the 3590s.
On amazon it seems a lot of people find the sound balanced and even, which I really can't understand.