Yer the 535s are a tad out of the price rang i was temped by the 215's but hate the over the ear cable design. The Sennheiser are tempting since there a brand that has severed me well in the past but I know i would always wish i had a bit more bass.
The only question i really have before i buy the Vpulse is how bad are the Microphonics (feedback noise produced when the headphone cable hits something or comes in contact with something)
I find any buds with bad microphonic really irritating My GR2 had terrible microphonics every time i moved the cable feedback was loud and clear.
The microphone is a nice bonus but i really don't intend to use so its no big deal