I use more treble heavy iem's and cans, so my tastes differ a bit. The clarity isn't there for me,...maybe burn in will help me a bit - I'll start tomorrow.
Also, I'm going to use my "big guns" player - my favorite Cowon D2. THAT might make a difference in the SQ for me, as (for me personally) some players sound better paired w/some hp/iem's. Maybe the vPulse suck w/my iPod classic (one of the players it's designed to be used with)???
I do HATE one thing - the remote ONLY works with my iPod. Not even the center button will work w/my Android phone. That SUX!!!