Conclusion: Both a luxury and an investment, Yamaha's PRO 500 headphones deliver rich bass and a wide stereo field, easily earning our Editors' Choice award.
Pros: Clean, powerful audio performance, with deep bass and no distortion at top volumes. Provides an excellent sense of depth and space in the stereo field. Detachable cables?one with iOS device controls and microphone, one without.
Cons: Can be uncomfortable during long listening periods. Expensive.
Conclusion: At £249, the PRO 500 isn’t cheap, but it is more than fairly priced, particularly when you compare it to rivals such as the Beats Pro by Dr Dre, which costs £100 more. These Yamaha headphones will make your music sound very exciting, regardless of genre, and the PRO 500 picks up one of our much-coveted Best Buy awards. Published under license from Ziff Davis, Inc., New York, All rights reserved.
Pros: Clean and powerful audio performance, Deep bass, no distortion at top volume, Excellent sense of depth in stereo field, Comes with detachable cables and case