It's not vacuous at all. Overrated means the general opinion of said headphone, or at least by its fans, is that it is very good and you, the poster in this thread, disagree. It is recognizing that your opinion runs counter to the larger opinion, and if you are so insecure that you get in a twist because of someone calling your precious babies "overrated" then the problem is on your end.
A thread of "what headphones don't you like" would be just a thread of people talking about ANY headphones they dislike, from cheap Skullcandy to whatever. That's why this is more interesting, it's people who have an opinion that runs counter to the general one, and it opens up discussion.
No one said anyone's opinion is wrong. Settle down. Overrated means your opinion is different from most.
What's saddest is listening to people whose egos are so fragile that they force others to scream OPINION OPINION OPINION all over the place as though that wasn't OBVIOUS already. It's a forum. Quite literally everything we say is opinion. That's how "discussion" works.
Interesting response. For the record I merely meant to challenge the notion that any headphone could possibly be overrated and how anyone could possibly have the authority to say such a thing. I have no horse in this race and I certainly have no emotional attachment to it one way or the other, so I'm not sure who really needs to "settle down". It seems that one who writes "settle down" and accuses people of being insecure with "panties in a twist" is the individual who should take a step back and settle down.
For the record, and relevant to my point, there are large swaths of people who enjoy Skullcandy headphones, and like I said, there is a following for pretty much every single headphone that has ever been produced. The distinction between "my opinion" and "this is overrated" is again, I think, vacuous, and merely a vain attempt to argue how large subsections of the population are somehow wrong and misguided and need to be directed towards the supreme enlightenment of "insert opinion here". If anything, the ones who need to do such a thing are the ones with the fragile egos.