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Have you also notice how good the Yamaha is at presenting the layers of sound in a recording? For example, on pop/rock songs with strings, you can hear the full body of the orchestra sitting behind the main components of the track ( ex guitars, bass, keyboards)

Indeed I have and it makes me quite happy. Reminds me of how detailed and well-layered Etymotics can be except without being lean in any way. The balance of detail and body is just exceptional. They do well with electronica also. If you listen to one of Depeche Mode's older albums, A Broken Frame, there are a lot of musical cues and different rhythms going on in the music and the PRO 500 handle them really well while having the perfect amount of bass.
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Have you also notice how good the Yamaha is at presenting the layers of sound in a recording? For example, on pop/rock songs with strings, you can hear the full body of the orchestra sitting behind the main components of the track ( ex guitars, bass, keyboards)

Absolutely, the amount of layers that the Yamaha can deconstruct are amazing. It seems that the sound becomes 3D, but not only from the amazing stereo but the ability to separate layers of sound that blend perfectly as a whole that has incredible detail and clarity. It is uncanny sometimes to realized that songs I listened so many times before with other headphones (including  the AKG K550), appear to have more dimensions that I appreciated about them

 

and I am listening to MP3 at 320 kbps ..I can't imaging how a high res well mastered recording will sound ... must be mind-blowing!

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Wow sounds like the perfect headphones. I need to try these out. How big are they? They look very similar in design to D600s, and those are way too big for portable use.

I have not seen the Denons, but by the pictures they look similar in design ... the Yamaha is not too big for portable use, I took them today to the street for a walk and they are easy to walk with, no rumbling from the body movement at all. They are not small neither, similar in size to the typical beats ...  they are easy to place around the neck ... and they sound awesome with an iPhone ... the ear cup is not gigantic .. indeed I would like it to be bigger for better comfort ... also they fit in my head well but they are designed for medium-big heads. In my head they fit without any extension, what is unusual for me. Once on they don't appear to move, even when walking.

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And just added the review to the OP for easy navigation. Any others?

What is the OP?

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What is the OP?

Original Post. The first post in the thread.

post #141 of 500

How do they compare to the V-Moda M-80 ?

post #142 of 500
It's apples and oranges. This is a significant upgrade to any supra-aural and many circumaural headphones in or under that price range. While the M-80 is a resolving and groovy headphone, the Yamaha takes your music to another level. More detail, better layering, more transparency, much better imaging, great timbre, etc.
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How do they compare to the V-Moda M-80 ?

It is not comparable. I have both headphones the M-80 and the Yamaha pro 500. It is like comparing a Honda Accord (the M-80) with a BMW M3 (the Yamaha Pro 500). Two different price ranges and headphone qualities.

 

In terms of sound quality, the Yamaha is far superior in all aspects to the M-80, but the area where you will notice the most difference is in stereo imaging, sound separation and layers/dimensions of sounds. Where the M-80 will sound compressed and 2 dimensional, the Yamaha will spread and separate layers of sounds and instruments that will be completely missed with the M-80.

 

The M-80 is a great small portable and well built headphone with a great musical tonality. It is a fun headphone and I take it with me tyo the gym, so it is small and highly portable. The Yamaha is bigger, bolder and defines a different level of sound quality. The Yamaha is a HiFi toned headphone with great musicality and spark, so it is fun and not boring, while it is very well controlled and balanced from bass, mids and highs and extremely revealing but sounds well with MP3 320 Kpbs music. By the way the Yamaha is also good as a portable (but too big for the gym!) and sounds stupendous with the iPhone/iPod directly without amps.

post #144 of 500
Agreed, I actually considered returning them because I thought they were too big, but after listening to them again, im just going to have to get used to the size.
post #145 of 500
Here's another reveiew.

http://www.itproportal.com/hardware/audio/reviews/yamaha-pro-500-review/
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Why is it the same as this review? http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2413643,00.asp

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Here's another reveiew.

http://www.itproportal.com/hardware/audio/reviews/yamaha-pro-500-review/
post #147 of 500
Both are by Tim Gideon, I thought it looked familiar.
Edited by retrophonic - 2/9/13 at 9:22pm
post #148 of 500

Which of these sounds "better" plugged directly into an Iphone or Ipod: Pro 500 or PSB M4U2 with amp on?
 

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Which of these sounds "better" plugged directly into an Iphone or Ipod: Pro 500 or PSB M4U2 with amp on?
 

I also would like to know but unfortunately I have not tested the PSB headphone. The Yamaha is very sensitive so that the iPod/iPhone/iPad drive the headphone very well, powerful bass and very well controlled sound at all frequencies. Indeed, when I plug the Yamaha Pro 500 into my NuForce Icon HDP DAC/amp I don't notice much improvement from the iPad/iPhone, indicating that it drives very well from the portable devices.

post #150 of 500

Had a pair of Denon D2000s and loved them but they broke. I love the wide accurate soundstage of Sennheiser's HD598s but their bass is too weak for my tastes. Tried the M-100s and I'm not feeling it.. great bass but it's no where near as clear as the HD598s or D2ks. Do you guys think the Pro 500 could be a viable replacement in this case? 

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