The vsonic cable was thicker than I needed it to be tbh.
The monoprice's I buried away for many moons as well - bass lacking, highs were overly elevated - but I did appreciate the airyness and soundstage of them. It wasn't until I tried the $5 (for 4 pair) vmoda bliss fittings 3.0 tips on them that I became a fan again. Bass - check. Mids - check. High in control - check. Airy and huge soundstage - check. Most refined sound in the world - not check. But still for $8, I couldn't help but to be impressed.