Saintly: Sure, several times with a few different amps (Icon HDP, Lehmann Black Cube, Beyer A1, Benchmark DAC-1). Also owned the Beyer 880 edition 2005 for a few months. Many love Beyer, it´s just that personally I´ve never understood what people like in them. Maybe they sound completely different with colored amplification (tubes and so forth)? And for the record, I wanted to like Beyer, I really did. Actually I wanted to like Beyer so much that I bought their classic (880) even though I didn´t like it when I auditioned it. That said, of course in threads like this you can find negative opinions of any popular gear out there. Very useful for "scanning" people though. If someone finds the same brands overrated, they often also like the same things.
rroseperry: That comment could easily be directed at anyone on this thread. By definition, in order for a product to be overrated in someone´s opinion, it has to be a popular one (and thus liked by several others). Obviously the point of this thread is not to prove anything objectively. Grado in particular is a "love or hate" thing usually. I have nothing against people liking them, there´s no need to get defensive in a thread like this. I´ve seen my favourites (Stax for example) getting called out here too :)
Edited by vrln - 11/26/11 at 11:29am