Did you talk to your buddy as a kid through two metal cans connected with a fishing line?
Oh you did. Then you know what pair of ESS 252 headphones sound like.
100 bucks is not a lot but it's enough to expect a certain level of quality in sound and ergonomics. ESS 252 has neither.
Contacted ESS for refund. No, contact Massdrop, they said. So I did, but nothing yet.