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Yamaha PRO 500 Reviews

VanCitySound

Sound on par with its some popular names

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Pros: Very easy to drive with a fun EQ

Cons: Headband hurts and they look like a Beats rip off

I was looking for a cheap and cheerful, fun sounding closed can for listening at my computer at work and some limited portable use.  I typically listen to EDM in this setting and had been using the Shure 840s. Although a great headphone the 840’s did not have the low end horse power or staging to show EDM at its best and they are not at all portable.  I auditioned several lower price closed cans and it came down to the V Moda M-100, the Yamaha Pro 500 and the NAD Viso HP50.  To my ears the three contenders were similar in EQ for EDM with good bass, clear highs and respectable sound stage for closed cans.  However, when I switched genres the mids in the HP50 showed...
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cel4145

Spacious Bass! Great headphone, if the price gets reduced.

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Pros: Plenty of bass for those who like that, good clarity, spacious sound

Cons: Too pricey at full MSRP, warm/dark sound signature may not be for some, fit/comfort

I wan't really looking to buy the Yamaha Pro 500s. But I saw them on an Amazon lightning deal for $150 and decided what the heck. Overall, this headphone competes well in the $200 to $250 price range, and would be good for those looking for bassy signature. Here are some random thoughts about them. Comfort, Fit, & Isolation I can understand the complaints by some people that these headphones are too heavy and uncomfortable. In fact, I really wonder whether Yamaha designed these headphones and did extensive testing, or whether they contracted out and this is what they got because they seem like they were designed for the big and tall crowd. As if some big headphone designer male made...
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mark2410

Yamaha HPH-Pro 500 Quick Review

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Pros: Energy, Enthusiasm, Drama, BASS!!!!! Treble, Clarity

Cons: Too over dramatic and V shaped, aurally and physically tiring.

Yamaha HPH-Pro 500 Quick Review   Full review found at http://www.head-fi.org/t/653626/yamaha-hph-pro-500-review   Thanks to Yamaha UK for the sample.   Brief:  Yamaha does party time.   Price:  Circa £250 (Circa US$400 in Americaland)   Specification:  Design Over-ear, closed back, rigid aluminium alloy earcup, Driver Type Dynamic, neodymium magnet, Driver Unit    Φ2” (50 mm), Impedance 23 ohms @ 1kHz, Maximum Power 1,000 mW, Sound Pressure Level   106 dB ±3 dB (1 kHz, 1 mW), Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz, Weight (without Cable) 13 oz (369 g), Ports Dual 1/8” (3.5 mm) input/output, one...
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zazex

Excellent closed headphones at current pricing.

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Pros: Clarity, listenability, smoothness, soundstage

Cons: Fit/comfort

Been looking for some new closed headphones, with only three at the moment and for some time in fact.  Good ones, though: Sony MDR Z1000, Sony MDR 7520, and Senn Amperiors,   Sometimes you just need closed headphones.   The hot closed headphone right now, already a FOTM, is the Focal Spirit Pro.   I set out to buy a pair, they were out of stock all over. Pretty much.   So I'm reading reviews, looking at Amazon and elsewhere, and I see these Yamaha's. Some memories click in: overpriced and way too much bass.  Yeah, they were $500.  Were...I see the price is $259.   Hmmm...what's around for $259 closed headphones, I wonder.  NAD...
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gelocks

Beats stylings, better sounding...

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Pros: Impactful sound, bass extension and impact is present, feels sturdy, good accessories.

Cons: Bass overpowers lower mids (quantity is too much), puts pressure on top of the head, they are HUGE!

Note: Ok, so I took time to write a couple of things regarding these guys. This is mostly "preliminary" as I'm one of those that feel sound signature grows once you give a lot of listening time to gear. Anyway, mini review.   Introduction: THIS HOBBY SUCKS!!! You read this right! lol I thought I was done buying headphones for a while as I think I found what I was after with MrSpeakers Mad Dogs and Ultrasone Signature Pros but, as always, new ones come along that you just get the "itch" to try and this is exactly what happened and why I got these (and why I still want to try the Ultrasone Signature DJs and the Paradox ;-))   Anyway, on...
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