Summary: 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.
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
Summary: Been looking for some new closed headphones, with only three
at the moment and for some time in fact. Good ones, though:
Sony MDR Z1000, Sony MDR 7520, and Senn Amperiors,
Sometimes you just need closed headphones.
The hot closed headphone right now, already a FOTM,
is the Focal Spirit Pro.
Summary: I was looking for a cheap and cheerful, fun sounding closed can for listening at my computer at work and some limited portable use. I typically listen to EDM in this setting and had been using the Shure 840s.
Pros: Very easy to drive with a fun EQ
Cons: Headband hurts and they look like a Beats rip off
Summary: Note: Ok, so I took time to write a couple of things regarding these guys. This is mostly "preliminary" as I'm one of those that feel sound signature grows once you give a lot of listening time to gear. Anyway, mini review.
THIS HOBBY SUCKS!!!
You read this right!
Pros: Impactful sound, bass extension and impact is present, feels sturdy, good accessories.
Cons: Bass overpowers lower mids (quantity is too much), puts pressure on top of the head, they are HUGE!
Summary: Yamaha HPH-Pro 500 Quick Review
Full review found at http://www.head-fi.org/t/653626/yamaha-hph-pro-500-review
Thanks to Yamaha UK for the sample.
Brief: Yamaha does party time.
Price: Circa £250 (Circa US$400 in Americaland)
Specification: Design Over-ear, closed back, rigid aluminium alloy earcup,...