If you ever spot Spam (either in the forums, or received via forum direct message) please use the Report button at the bottom of each post to make sure a Moderator can handle it quickly. Thanks for your help in keeping things running smoothly!
Out of the box, they are awful. Bloated bass, terrible. Everything you mentioned in your review. However, when updated to the latest firmware they sound very good. Bloated bass has gone, volume and sound is consistent now and the ANR is superb.