Pros: Great sound reproduction! Gives superior sound weather on a home stereo or cell phone. Great that it has detachable cable to switch between phone or mp3 player and home environment.
Cons: A little tight on bottom of ear. Pressure not evenly distributed around ear. Not enough to remove an egg because they will probably break in. I also have a more narrow head i guess but it does pose a problem to my wife who's is even more narrow. Otherwise exactly what I expect from Yamaha.
Excerpt: I have been in the audio video industry for over 20 years. I am a bit of a headphone snob . If its working out or traveling or late night listening. Superior headphones <br />Are a must. Look no further than the 400's . The build quality is as good as the sound quality. If you can part with the coin they are well worth the investment. <br />These make Dr Dre's beats , soul , monster cable and Bose headphones sound like <br />Dog meat !
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good Bass, Good Value, Great Sound, Stylish
Excerpt: alright lets start of by saying these are actually worth th price sounds inviting and the sound is way more projecting then others i use them to go outside,go walking,and to chilax and it exceeded my expectations. Now wats great about it they have amazing sound,sound isolation is suprisingly really good and better than alot of noise cancling heqdphones,and they have way better sound then the compentition, they also fold and they have very stylish case thats hard shelled...
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Detachable Wire, Durable, Good Bass, Good Value, Great Sound, Stylish
Summary: I believe the 400s have the same audio 'innards' as the 500s, so I saved there. They come beautifully boxed with all the attention to detail that unboxing ceremony you get on high-end purchases these days, the experience starts there. For me, when I popped them on, they sounded normal and pretty similar to my £17 over-ear Sennheisers. Then as I explored more music I realised that music sounds as it was produced, i.e. music produced without depth sounds that way.
My honest opinion, for your consideration (sorry, that does sound very formal lol)
16 May 2014
Summary: These headphones are very good. They are extremely balanced so that the audio doesn't have that stupid EQ that a lot of headphones have. People keep buying the Beats Audio headphones which sound really boomy and have extremely poor definition when it comes to bass frequencies. I tried out a lot of headphones and found these (back to talking about the pro400's lol) to be the best. My main comparison track was Charles Mingus' "Moanin'".
Summary: These come in an incredibly smart-looking box, which although it is just a box, enhances the 'luxury' feel of these headphones. It's the type of packaging that Apple might use if they made headphones, and as the headphones are made to be especially compatible with Apple's audio equipment, it all goes well together. Once inside the box, the headphones have a sort of Apple design look too. Mine are white, and very contemporary in design, as you can see from the picture.
Summary: I was very impressed with these headphones. First impressions were excellent and straight out of the box it was possible to see that a lot of care and attention has been lavished on this by Yamaha. The headphones come with a set of connectors and a robust case meaning that everything can fit snugly and safe whilst travelling. Sounds reproduction quality is also excellent. I have a number of tracks on my music player which are very difficult to hear.
I think the fit is a bit off can't work out why sonically great!
C. Hamer "chrisahamer", Amazon
4 June 2013
Summary: I really like using these headphones. They sound brilliant. They remind me of the Sennheiser HD 25-1 II Closed Headphone for ENG/DJ use with split headband, 1.5m steel cable/70 ohms right angle. The sound is wonderfully natural. Punchy, clear and the soundstage is stunning. I am not the world's biggest fan of white coloured headphones but i think the black version looks sublime. The cable design too is somewhat unique. it is a flat style cable.