While listening to them for the past couple of days, one name kept popping in my head. Denon D2000.
Although I have never heard the Denon's, I've definitely read a lot about them here. Everything about the PS500 reminded me of what I've read about the D2000's.
Laid back and smooth sound. Warm and slow, but dominant bass. Mids a bit recessed, vocals sound like they're coming from behind a wall or screen.
Even the comfort seems similar to what I've heard about the D2000s. Although they aren't (p)leather pads like the D2000s, they are probably the softest non-velour pads I have ever tried. They are cushion-y and are very light on clamping. The headband is also really soft and felt like putting a pillow on my head. Also, the cable for both the D2000s and PS500s are wrapped in nylon.
So now I'm wondering, has anyone that has actually heard both the D2000s and PS500s come to the same conclusion that these two are similar? I'm really curious as to how much they really sound the same. I know there Markl has made some comments on it on another thread, but I'm looking for some more input on these.
Also, there also hasn't been a full-blown review of the PS500s yet. I could do one, but my experience with closed headphones is limited. But if I there's some interest in one, I'd be glad to contribute.