hey quick question to clear up my confusion.
so the beats studio at $300 is definitely a rip off right? muddy bass, flimsy build quality, and false advertising.
...but the yamaha pro 500 is legit right? $400, bass-emphasis, mostly plastic, really original design, and truthful advertising. After all, when I think v-shaped sound signature, I totally think sound that is "so real, so clear, so enveloping" that can "authentically reproduce any style of music." And I can take comfort in the fact that these headphones are "leading choice of professionals for studio and concert gear."
Just I am curious why the yamaha pro 500 is considered legit rather than overpriced junk similar to the beats. does it really take $100 to make the bass less muddy? I think some experienced head-fi-ers recommended these to me, and now I am just confused =S
Well Beats are WAY overpriced sound quality wise and build quality isn't the best either but yea sound is the worst part, followed by build quality. The Yamaha PRO 500 are actually very great sounding pair of closed headphones when you check reviews, it may have a mainstream look but it also has a more hifi targeted sound to it. Just because it has a bit of a bass emphasis doesn't make it another Beats headphone, there can be very substantial amount of quality differences even when comparing headphones with about the same amount of bass.