Yamaha Debuts PRO Series Premium Headphone Line
Aug 28, 2012 at 10:55 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 44

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On August 27, Yamaha Corporation of America announced a new line of mainstream portable headphones. These include the $199.95 PRO 300, the $299.95 PRO 400, and the $399.95 PRO 500. The PRO 300 comes with a fixed cable with inline mic, while the larger PRO 400 and PRO 500 come with detachable cables, letting you choose between a 4 foot remote/mic equipped cable, or a longer 10 foot cable. The PRO 300 sports 40mm drivers, while the PRO 400 and PRO 500 utilize 50 mm drivers. The PRO 500 adds aluminum earcups for "exceptional sound detail and an expansive soundstage." The new PRO series will be available in September in the US.


The PRO 300 in black. Also available in blue or white.


The PRO 400 can be had in white (shown) or black.


The PRO 500 in blue. Black is also available.

PRESS RELEASE: Yamaha Debuts PRO Series Premium Headphone Line, Delivering Natural Sound with Racing Inspired Styling
 
Aug 28, 2012 at 3:14 PM Post #2 of 44

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Why do these look eerily like Beats??
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Hopefully, it is only to cash in on the external form and design, but still ...  has Yamaha no shame?
 
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Aug 28, 2012 at 4:56 PM Post #4 of 44

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Well, there are some IEM's out there that look like prior IEM's of another brand.  
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Brainwavz B2 come to mind. Maybe it's that Beats are kind of ignored here?
 
Sep 10, 2012 at 8:24 AM Post #5 of 44

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Hopefully the beats resemblance ends with just the appearance. Personally I am pumped for theses! I was thinking when I was amazed by the sound of my eph100s how I wish they would bring out premium headphones!
 
Sep 11, 2012 at 4:54 AM Post #6 of 44

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Actually I am getting a bit worried, the impedance of the beats pro and the 500s seems about the same. (Monster dont provide specs so I had to find it in a review)
 
I hope its not the same can with different logo.
 
Sep 11, 2012 at 3:06 PM Post #7 of 44

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Quote:
Well, there are some IEM's out there that look like prior IEM's of another brand.  
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Brainwavz B2 come to mind. Maybe it's that Beats are kind of ignored here?

Different things. The brainwavs B2 didn't just look like the DBA-02, it was the same thing just different colour from the same OEM manufacturer. brainwavs stuff is all from a OEM manufacturer. This just looks similar style to beats, not identical body and housing.
 
Oct 3, 2012 at 7:15 AM Post #10 of 44

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Sadly I cant find any. I ordered a pair, but the supplier just emailed me saying Yamaha in the UK is out of stock for 2 months. This is not to say that other stores dont have stock.
 
 
So now I wait and contemplate.
 
Oct 3, 2012 at 11:23 AM Post #11 of 44

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Sadly I cant find any. I ordered a pair, but the supplier just emailed me saying Yamaha in the UK is out of stock for 2 months. This is not to say that other stores dont have stock.
 
 
So now I wait and contemplate.

This headphone is supposed to be well balanced. I hope it´s very good, I´m really thinking about buying one. And yes I can see what you are saying, It´s not in stock yet, not even in amazon.com ....
 
 
http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-High-Fidelity-Premium-Over-Ear-Headphones/dp/B0092T858E/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1RL2T0H3RSG54&coliid=I22XLYF566RTU6
 
Oct 13, 2012 at 8:49 PM Post #14 of 44

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Looks like well have to wait some more (in the UK at least) I had 2 suppliers confirm (audio affair and custom cables) that Yamaha has pushed the release date back to January.
 
Amazon US still says 1st November... well see.
 
Oct 13, 2012 at 10:01 PM Post #15 of 44

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Wow, the China OEM who makes this exact model of headband and shell sure is getting tons of business...
 
 

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