Regardless, I am not going to let one negative review change half a year of researching and finding a good headphone in my budget. What I see a lot now are people saying the M50s are not as good as the hype surrounding them.
I guess it is just a matter of "To each his own." Not everyone likes the same kind of sound in their music.
I don't know about "now" cause I haven't liked them since 2010 lol! (heck, my cheapo $30 Panasonic HTF600s sound better to me... really!) So I don't doubt the Uptowns have a pleasant sound (and I had the Downtowns and they were really good AND extremely comfortable...)