The Yamaha PRO 500, which is designed in the U.S., engineered in Japan and made in China, is definitely at the top of the company's new PRO line of headphones. The high-gloss plastic headband has a slick-looking, full-size, closed-back design with a luxurious look that attracts both audiophiles and fashion-oriented listeners. The Pro 500 model weighs 369g, which is far heavier than the average for all headphones. Meanwhile, the high-gloss plastic headband is steel-reinforced, the real aluminum earcups fit snugly around your ears and the ear cushions provide a fairly tight, noise-blocking seal. Besides, the Yamaha PRO 500 features larger-than-average 50mm drivers, which have a rated impedance of 23 ohms. The hinged headphone also comes with two cables: a 4-foot flat cable with a built-in microphone and a three-button remote for volume and track control, as well as a plain 10-foot flat cable with no controls at all. Both cords connect to either the left or right earcup via 3.5mm plugs on each of the earpieces. Apart from two cables, the Yamaha PRO 500 ships with a cleaning shammy, a ¼-inch adapter along with a rigid, zip-up carrying case. The device comes in black or blue and retails for $400.
Cleverly designed to highlight Yamaha’s iconic tuning fork logo on the earcups, remote and miniplug connector, the PRO 500 headphones come in blue or black. They cost $400, which is far more than the average for all headphones.
The Yamaha PRO 500 headphones feature a three-button remote for volume and track control without removing your iPod or iPhone from your pocket or purse.
The headsets may appear to take its cues from the Beats school of design, with a focus on glossy plastic and logos at the first glance.
The Yamaha PRO 500 has a sensitivity of 106 dB, which is 3 dB higher than the average for all headphones.
The Yamaha PRO 500 provides clean, powerful audio performance, with deep bass and no distortion at top volumes.
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