So I decided to suck it up and endure the pain. You kinda get used to it. I've been listening to these for a good part of today and so far I'm enjoying them.
Bass on these is pretty amazing. It's forward and coherent, not muddy at all, can leak into the mid a tiny bit. The treble to bass ratio is a great formula with these and they compliment each other quite well. The sharpness and metalic edge of the treble has subsided and I really like the way it sounds. The mids are laid back but not too recessed, enough to still enjoy vocals, though with male vocals the bass can leak enough to make it sound deeper than usual. Sound stage is good for an IEM but it's not as good as a pair of full sized cans, obviously. The stereo separation is where it's at, wide but no depth.
So far my most favourite part of listening to them is the bass guitars. It is really sublime. So clear, punchy on every wave and not muddy at all.