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
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
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
edit - pics below
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Edited by cb3723 - 7/14/14 at 10:55am