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Very early impressions of Yamaha Pro 500's - they just landed with me a couple of hours ago.

Dear god, these are quality!

The hard carry case with carabiner and Yamaha branded carry handle is superb and inside there's a mesh compartment on top inner for cable storage - perfect and well thought out by Yamaha - really this whole package is dripping with quality smily_headphones1.gif

Beautifully put together and such attention to detail - 2 x flat tangle free cables, 1x short with 3 button remote and a much longer straight flat - both 3.5mm jack terminated - but by far the best quality of this type I've come across - they are noticeably more thicker than the norm.

Cans themselves are clearly modelled off beats by dre studio's - the original version - only on steroids - hi-gloss premium plastic and I'm guessing over the top of an aluminium frame - these puppies are h-e-a-v-y, but in a good way - the weight of quality.

Earpads go around my ears with ease and I don't need to adjust the headband from closed position at all, but I've zero issues with comfort.

As for the sound - I've listened so far only plugged directly into my iPad with EQ setting - bass boost and quick A to B with V-MODA M-100's, the Yamaha's mids and highs seem slightly more recessed, so it does sound like the M-100's are more detailed in comparison, but not that the Yamaha's are a lower quality sound in any way, just - different with stronger more emphasised bass for sure.

So, early on I've got to say I'm in awe of these beauties, you really feel spoilt and expectations exceeded considerably - which is always very nice to experience cool.gif

Going to spend more time with these beasts and I'll drop some shots of them soon also, but this is a big delicious meal in front of me and I was raised not to rush my food - savour the flavour - and this is a kick ass bass steak in front of me - and the proof is in the tasting - lol biggrin.gif

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Edited by cb3723 - 7/14/14 at 10:55am
post #1217 of 2893
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post
 

so which one u like the most out of all the ones u mentioned 


From the bassy options?

 

For "complete" sound quality as a whole among those mentioned, I would choose: Yamaha Pro 500 > V-Moda M100 > JVC SZx000

For bass impact/thump/presence: JVC SZx000 > V-Moda M100 > Yamaha Pro 500

 

 

From the bassy headphones I CURRENTLY have, I would order them for sound quality: Ultrasone Signature DJ > Denon D5000 > JVC HP-DX700 (I recently sold these though) > Perfect Sound D901 Dido > JVC SZ1000 > DonScorpio Drama

 

For bass impact/thump/presence: JVC SZ1000 > Ultrasone Signature DJ > JVC HP-DX700 (I recently sold these though) = Perfect Sound D901 Dido > Denon D5000 > DonScorpio Drama

 

(the Yamaha Pro 500 and the M100 would probably fill in the middle or so of the list above)

post #1218 of 2893

HD7DJ needs to be added to this thread :p

post #1219 of 2893
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 


From the bassy options?

 

For "complete" sound quality as a whole among those mentioned, I would choose: Yamaha Pro 500 > V-Moda M100 > JVC SZx000

For bass impact/thump/presence: JVC SZx000 > V-Moda M100 > Yamaha Pro 500

 

 

From the bassy headphones I CURRENTLY have, I would order them for sound quality: Ultrasone Signature DJ > Denon D5000 > JVC HP-DX700 (I recently sold these though) > Perfect Sound D901 Dido > JVC SZ1000 > DonScorpio Drama

 

For bass impact/thump/presence: JVC SZ1000 > Ultrasone Signature DJ > JVC HP-DX700 (I recently sold these though) = Perfect Sound D901 Dido > Denon D5000 > DonScorpio Drama

 

(the Yamaha Pro 500 and the M100 would probably fill in the middle or so of the list above)

in what way you find the yammaha  sounding better , and is the bass in Yamaha deep and punchy, I hope it does not have sharp mids and highs as you give them the preference in sound quality

 

also about the Ultrasone Signature DJ that are cheap compared to denon 5000 is it really better in sound quality


Edited by hykhleif - 7/14/14 at 12:01pm
post #1220 of 2893
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post
 

in what way you find the yammaha  sounding better , and is the bass in Yamaha deep and punchy, I hope it does not have sharp mids and highs as you give them the preference in sound quality

 

Well, you have to take into consideration that when I bought the Yamaha's their cost was actually $300+. After a year+ it is now that we find them at good prices like $150 or so via Sales or via forums or via Amazon Warehouse, etc. The Pro 500s indeed go deep and they definitely have a hump on the mid-bass, so yes, they are punchy as well, BUT you are indeed looking for "warm" headphones and these are not really warm per se. In fact, from memory, some tracks could sound a bit harsh depending on their quality. So for YOUR preferences it would be either the M100, JVC SZs or other warmer headphones.

 

For more info, I have a review of the Pro 500s in my signature.

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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 


From the bassy options?

 

For "complete" sound quality as a whole among those mentioned, I would choose: Yamaha Pro 500 > V-Moda M100 > JVC SZx000

For bass impact/thump/presence: JVC SZx000 > V-Moda M100 > Yamaha Pro 500

 

 

From the bassy headphones I CURRENTLY have, I would order them for sound quality: Ultrasone Signature DJ > Denon D5000 > JVC HP-DX700 (I recently sold these though) > Perfect Sound D901 Dido > JVC SZ1000 > DonScorpio Drama

 

For bass impact/thump/presence: JVC SZ1000 > Ultrasone Signature DJ > JVC HP-DX700 (I recently sold these though) = Perfect Sound D901 Dido > Denon D5000 > DonScorpio Drama

 

(the Yamaha Pro 500 and the M100 would probably fill in the middle or so of the list above)

what pads and amp do you use on the SZ1000?

post #1222 of 2893

I too have been looking for that Bass heavy Modiophile headphone, I had the Ultrasone pro 900 and sold those immediately. I still have my XB700's and just recently picked up the M100's.  So far the M100's are my favorite.  They surprisingly had similar sub bass that the XB700's have only the M100's are a lot punchier and not muddy so it doesn't drown out the mids and highs. the high's aren't ear piercing and the mids stand out really well to me.   

 

I like listening to my music extremely loud often and these have been able to handle it and not distort so that was a major + to me.   Im still wanting to test out the Yamaha's and I just ordered the JVC SZ2000's. I am hoping they can handle the extreme volumes like the M100's seem to be able to do.   When I find "The Ones" ill just sell all  the others :)

post #1223 of 2893
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Originally Posted by Hawaiibadboy View Post
 
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

Fitted my spare Alpha Dogs pads on the SZ1000s... sound hasn't changed much but DEFINITELY recommended! Sub-bass seems to be a bit more elevated (listening to a Shiny Toy Guns remix of song Ricochet and these things are vibrating like crazy... and keep in mind that I DON'T EQ!!!! Just thought I throw it out there... ...). But the comfort level just went through the roof! (I'm pretty used to the Alpha pads so, YMMV).

 

I listened to the track and for the first 2:34 seconds I was thinking...audiophile sub-bass?:D

 

Nope. A 35Hz note is a 35Hz note. That track suddenly blows up with it. 

Good stuff. Those alpha dogs look like beasts.

 

2 guys in one day mentioning them... ...I'm getting them. (alpha dogs) If anyone in japan @Currawong:p knows where I can get em in Japan I'd appreciate it. 

 

http://www.musicaacoustics.com/ possibly.

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from what i read i am leaning towards the jvc sz2000

 

i am just a little worried and want to dole check that the mids and highs are not shouty or sharp or irritating and that it has warm signature, as my chord hugo is mainly neutral dac/amp

post #1225 of 2893

Oh I forgot to mention the XL pads do actually help with Comfort and to me makes the bass seem even more punchy. If you ever get the M100's I would seriously recommend getting those pads.

post #1226 of 2893
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Originally Posted by CannonCollector View Post
 

what pads and amp do you use on the SZ1000?

 

Right now, Alpha Dogs pads.

 

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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post
 

from what i read i am leaning towards the jvc sz2000

 

i am just a little worried and want to dole check that the mids and highs are not shouty or sharp or irritating and that it has warm signature, as my chord hugo is mainly neutral dac/amp

 

No shouty nor sharp nothing on these...

post #1227 of 2893
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post

from what i read i am leaning towards the jvc sz2000

i am just a little worried and want to dole check that the mids and highs are not shouty or sharp or irritating and that it has warm signature, as my chord hugo is mainly neutral dac/amp

You do realise that you need to pump up the bass EQ on the SZ2000 to discover its hidden bass from it's otherwise tame stock sound signature?

gelocks mention he experienced discomfort with the v-moda m-100 earpads - here's my experience with them - no issues whatsoever and I've just been using my newly arrived Yamaha Pro 500's for the past hour or so and the m-100's to me are a lot more comfortable that the Yamaha's in as much I find the m-100's have more room and air for my ears to not warm up as much as the Yamaha's otherwise comfy fit.

Confused?

Good - you shouldn't be.

Does this seem contradictory in any way?

Good.

Now you may get the idea that different pads, different cans all provide differing experience to varying degrees to different members.

Just understand, that we cannot serve you up your ideal can, only you can do that and you might go through a few different headphones before you land your preferred fit and sound.

This is all advice, and good advice from people who own or have owned the headphones they comment on, but it's ultimately your decision how to interpret all this info for yourself if as it sounds like - you don't have the convenience in auditioning any one of the headphones you've mentioned.

If that's the case, take your time, but understand that how you experience whatever headphone you decide upon, there's no guarantee advice given here on head-fi, in good faith, will necessarily translate to how you experience for yourself in person.

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Edit: Hey, I made a post yesterday on this thread regarding Sig Pro's - but it's vanished - poof - gone into thin air eek.gif

Heads up people - we've got a thread poltergeist fooling around biggrin.gif

If anyone finds my post lying around, be sure to let me know - thanks
Edited by cb3723 - 7/14/14 at 1:22pm
post #1228 of 2893
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Originally Posted by TheTodd View Post

I too have been looking for that Bass heavy Modiophile headphone, I had the Ultrasone pro 900 and sold those immediately. I still have my XB700's and just recently picked up the M100's.  So far the M100's are my favorite.  They surprisingly had similar sub bass that the XB700's have only the M100's are a lot punchier and not muddy so it doesn't drown out the mids and highs. the high's aren't ear piercing and the mids stand out really well to me.   

I like listening to my music extremely loud often and these have been able to handle it and not distort so that was a major + to me.   Im still wanting to test out the Yamaha's and I just ordered the JVC SZ2000's. I am hoping they can handle the extreme volumes like the M100's seem to be able to do.   When I find "The Ones" ill just sell all  the others smily_headphones1.gif

Hope the SZ2000's are your "one" dude - don't forget I rec'd them to you first but you went they way of the ULTRASONE Pro900's which weren't to your liking - lol, only joking biggrin.gif

Just remember to EQ the bass to get head vibrations - don't know if you've an E17 which also let's you increase/decrease treble to your tastes which may be of assist also wink.gif
post #1229 of 2893
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post


Hope the SZ2000's are your "one" dude - don't forget I rec'd them to you first but you went they way of the ULTRASONE Pro900's which weren't to your liking - lol, only joking biggrin.gif

Just remember to EQ the bass to get head vibrations - don't know if you've an E17 which also let's you increase/decrease treble to your tastes which may be of assist also wink.gif

i have the chord hugo and use iPod touch as a player connected to chord so I guess i have to use the eq in the iPod touch i use equ pro app to play my music

 

some of my folks at the audeze lcd thread are convincing me that audeze has lots of bass and I think they are not taking it lightly that i am venturing form audeze to basshead territory


Edited by hykhleif - 7/14/14 at 2:14pm
post #1230 of 2893
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post


Hope the SZ2000's are your "one" dude - don't forget I rec'd them to you first but you went they way of the ULTRASONE Pro900's which weren't to your liking - lol, only joking biggrin.gif

Just remember to EQ the bass to get head vibrations - don't know if you've an E17 which also let's you increase/decrease treble to your tastes which may be of assist also wink.gif


lol yeah I should have listened. the "hype" of the ultrasone pro 900 pulled me in.  As far as an amp set up ive got the Schiit Mangi and an actual physical 9 band EQ that I use to boost the bass and mids and treble to my desired liking.. it seems to work really well and I can crank the bass up all the way with no distortion.  I wanted a good all arounder that was heavy with bass and amped and eq'd I do enjoy the M100's. I am very anxious to get the SZ2000's

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