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Spacious Bass! Great headphone, if the price gets reduced.

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Pros: Plenty of bass for those who like that, good clarity, spacious sound

Cons: Too pricey at full MSRP, warm/dark sound signature may not be for some, fit/comfort

I wan't really looking to buy the Yamaha Pro 500s. But I saw them on an Amazon lightning deal for $150 and decided what the heck. Overall, this headphone competes well in the $200 to $250 price range, and would be good for those looking for bassy signature. Here are some random thoughts about them. Comfort, Fit, & Isolation I can understand the complaints by some people that these headphones are too heavy and uncomfortable. In fact, I really wonder whether Yamaha designed these headphones and did extensive testing, or whether they contracted out and this is what they got because they seem like they were designed for the big and tall crowd. As if some big headphone designer male made...
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Fantastic bass with a little modding

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Pros: Excellent bass response, wonderful mids and highs; very portable

Cons: need modding

A few months ago, I got my 13 year old son the AKG K518 DJ LE, based on the listing of the K81 DJ on Innerfidelity's Wall of Fame. The sound was disappointing. Very heavy muddy bass that overwhelmed the mids. While OK for the price I got them at, this was not what I expected. Then yesterday, we decided to mod the headphones. The blue tack mod is a popular mod for the AKG K518 DJs. Because I was afraid of over dampening the phones, we used blue tack sparingly and put duct tape on some of the rest of the inside cup to curb the resonance (see pic in this post). The results? Absolutely a world of difference. Here is what I was expecting from a headphone whose design had made it on...
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Close but not quite

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Pros: Great highs, mids, and comfort

Cons: Rapid bass response drop on low end

I've had Sony MDR-V6s for about 12 years, and I was looking for an upgrade. The Sony MDR-V900HD seemed to fit the bill, and I wanted to love these.   In many ways, I was not disappointed. Good comfort, isolation. The clarity of the mids and highs is exceptional. I can see why people that buy the V900s love them (or the MDR-7509HD, same headphone, different styling). Their highs and mids have a precision and accuracy that is alluring.   However, the bass response is lackluster. While I knew from seeing frequency response charts of the 7509HD that this might be a problem, I had high hopes that the bass response might be enough for me. Unfortunately, it's audibly...
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