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Yamaha PRO 500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Yamaha PRO 500. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The bass quality and usability are also appreciated, whereas opinions are divided on the reliability. Many are critical about the noise isolation and durability.

sound, usability, bass quality, size, design

price, portability, comfort, durability, noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Yamaha PRO 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Yamaha PRO 500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Yamaha PRO 500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Yamaha Pro 500 review

 

Yamaha is unique among headphone manufacturers in that it also makes world-class pianos, keyboards, drums, and saxophones, so the company has a deep appreciation of what real music sounds like. It's not surprising then that the flagship model in its...

The Yamaha Pro 500 full-size headphones offer very accurate, clean sound. They come with an Apple-friendly mic and remote, a 10-foot-long home cable, and a nicely designed travel case.

Expensive; not one of the most comfortable pairs of headphones we've tested.

While they're a bit overpriced, the Yamaha Pro 500 headphones deliver excellent sound tuned to satisfy audiophile tastes.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Yamaha Pro 500 ( Black)

 

Ah, but the rub is that these guys list for $400, which is a lot of dough. And while their level of design, build quality, and comfort is quite good, it's not exceptional. That translates into a very good-sounding pair of headphones that's a bit...

The Yamaha Pro 500 full-size headphones offer very accurate, clean sound. They come with an Apple-friendly mic and remote, a 10-foot-long home cable, and a nicely designed travel case.

Expensive; not one of the most comfortable pairs of headphones we've tested.

While they're a bit overpriced, the Yamaha Pro 500 headphones deliver excellent sound tuned to satisfy audiophile tastes.

Feb, 2013

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Yamaha PRO 500

 

At the top of Yamaha's new PRO line of headphones, the $399.95 (direct) Yamaha PRO 500 is a formidable beast. At first glance, it may appear to take its cues from the Beats school of design, with a focus on glossy plastic and logos. But the PRO 500 is...

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

Can be uncomfortable during long listening periods. Expensive

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.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Clint DeBoer (audioholics.com)

Yamaha Pro 500 Headphones Video Review

 

It's been a little while since I did areal over-the-ear headphone review. It's not that I've lost interestin headphones, it's just that I hadn't experienced a set thatimpressed me enough from the outside so as to draw my attention. TheYamaha Pro 500s...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Clint DeBoer (audioholics.com)

Yamaha Pro 500 Headphones Review

 

The Yamaha Pro 500 headphones are beautiful. If you want a well-rounded linear set of over-the-ear phones that are true to the music and have good clarity, these are for you. Read our review.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Chris Thomas (reviewed.com)

Yamaha Pro 500

 

Huge and heavy, these are a good fit for larger heads.

If you have a rather copious cranium, these might be the headphones you're after. However, if you have a merely average-sized head, keep looking—these are unlikely to fit you well. While it may sound like a minor issue, keep in mind that the fit of the...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Bethany Gordon (toptenreviews.com)

Yamaha Pro 500 Review

 

The best bass headphones have great overall sound quality, a lightweight design and noise isolation for the ultimate bass experience. The Yamaha Pro 500s have a colorful soundscape at high volumes, a light headband but heavy earcups and no noise...

These headphones are well designed, and the single-sided cord and controls are convenient and easy to use.

The Pro 500s are heavy and uncomfortable, and they have no noise isolation.

Even though the bass isn't naturally loud, at high volumes the bass improves and is very dynamic.

May, 2013

Expert review by : Chris Player (goodgearguide.com.au)

Yamaha Pro 500 Headphones

 

For the musically inclined, an excellent pair of headphones is a must

Fantastic sound ; Good functionality for iOS devices ; Sleek design

Weight can contribute to discomfort from prolonged use ; Travel case too large to use on a daily basis

Its rare to find a product that reinvigorates your love for music. With the Yamaha Pro 500 headphones that’s exactly what we found. Overall the Pro 500s give a sweet, balanced sound with depth and no undue emphasis anywhere on the sound spectrum. We...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Player (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Yamaha Pro 500 Headphones

 

For the musically inclined, an excellent pair of headphones is a must

Fantastic sound ; Good functionality for iOS devices ; Sleek design

Weight can contribute to discomfort from prolonged use ; Travel case too large to use on a daily basis

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com.au)

Yamaha Pro 500: Flashy headphones for audiophiles

 

While they're a bit overpriced, the $400 Yamaha Pro 500 headphones deliver excellent sound tuned to satisfy audiophile tastes.

The ; full-size headphones offer very accurate, clean sound. They come with an Apple-friendly mic and remote, a 10-foot-long home cable, and a nicely designed travel case.

Expensive; not one of the most comfortable pairs of headphones we've tested.

While they're a bit overpriced, the Yamaha Pro 500 headphones deliver excellent sound tuned to satisfy audiophile tastes.

Feb, 2013
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