Again I passed mine onto a friend and even I still think these headphones are better than any other budget HP in that price range.
The bass is huge out of the box and was too much for me. I did the tape mod over the vent and they sounded no more bassy than the TF10's I have with both on flat EQ. Actually maybe a hair more. That mod made them quite nice IMO. To me comfort and fit and usablility fit into value so I can see variance in people's opinion on that point alone. But they are indeed a cut above your average budget IEM. There are so many 30 dollar IEMs that sound worse than bad and frankly it is the majority. These are one of the few standouts.
I have been watching the votes too. If the latest posts are bad mouthing them, the bad rating goes up. When people are praising them, the upper voting categories go up. I'ts like the people reading the thread just want to see the poll results and make a guess based on the latest posts.....
So if the guys determined to convince the world these are awful just keep it up, perhaps it will eventually get to 50/50 and you will have won in your cause.