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.
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.