"the Yamaha PRO 500 is a formidable beast."
"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." — Tim Gideon, PCMag.com, January 2013.
"the Yamaha Pro 500's are a beautifully-designed pair of headphones."
"They are going to look good and sound great... they are priced right and we think they are going to be very popular for the person who doesn't want overemphasized and bloated bass, but a smoother, more articulate headphone." — Clint DeBoer, Audioholics, January 2013.
If You Love Music, Listen to the PROs
As the world's largest musical instrument manufacturer and the leading choice of professionals for studio and concert gear, Yamaha knows better than anyone how to make your music sound its absolute best. Now you can enjoy the Studio Sound experience anywhere you go. PRO Series headphones go beyond just "powerful bass" to authentically reproduce any style of music. From Classic Rock to Hip-Hop, from Latin Jazz to Delta Blues, the PRO Series brings all your music to life. Your collection is waiting…
World-class Audio Quality
The flagship of Yamaha's PRO Series line, the PRO 500 headphones enclose robust 50 mm drivers in high-grade, rigid aluminum alloy earcups to deliver the ultimate sonic experience. The drivers incorporate a new Yamaha-proprietary design featuring neodymium magnets that provide maximum efficiency when used with mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and other portable music players. The over-ear cup shape offers excellent noise isolation, while the ultra-premium ear cushion materials insure a crisp, clear sound.
Ultra-comfortable and Built to Last
Built to handle the rigors of everyday use without wearing you down, the PRO 500 features an adjustable, reinforced headband with ample padding textured for a pleasant feel. The band is shaped to apply just the right amount of pressure – snug enough to provide noise isolation, yet light enough for long listening sessions. Its ear cushions are extraordinarily soft and smooth, with a feel so natural you’ll never want to take it off.
Drawing inspiration from the world’s finest musical instruments and motorcycles, the PRO Series headphones get your heart racing before you even plug them in. Gorgeous geometry and ultra-clean design curves are matched with premium color and finish materials, and emblazoned boldly with Yamaha's iconic tuning-fork marque, conjuring the power and energy of our high-performance supersport bikes. The PRO 500 is available in Piano Black and Racing Blue.
Versatile, High-performance Connectivity
The PRO 500 comes with two detachable, tangle-resistant flat cables: one in a 4 ft length with an in-line remote/mic, ideal for most mobile applications, and one in a 10 ft length for use in the home. Both cables are made from a material that is durable and designed to reduce "touch noise" transfer effects. The flat construction keeps the internal cores separated to minimize interference and terminates to a low-profile right-angle connector. The PRO 500 offers dual input/output ports, one on each earcup, providing flexible connectivity. A gold-plated ¼" adapter is included in the box for connecting to professional-grade audio equipment.
Control at Your Fingertips
The 4 ft cable includes an in-line remote/microphone optimized for use with Apple iPod, iPhone and iPad devices. The "+" and "-" buttons control volume for both music and phone calls, while the center button allows you to play/pause music, skip to the next song, skip to the previous song, or answer/end phone calls. The controller buttons provide a tactile click-response, enabling intuitive operation without need for visual reference. For non-Apple devices, control behavior varies due to differences in applications and pin configurations.
Take Your Listening Room With You
Engineered to move you and keep you moving, the PRO 500 folds into a compact size for traveling. It also comes with a semi-rigid protective carrying case. Plug it in anywhere and escape to an auditory utopia.
Which Yamaha PRO Series Headphone is Right for You?
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Yamaha PRO 300
Yamaha PRO 400
Yamaha PRO 500
|Design ||On-ear, closed back ||Over-ear, closed back ||Over-ear, closed back, rigid aluminum alloy earcup |
|Driver Type ||Dynamic, neodymium magnet ||Dynamic, neodymium magnet ||Dynamic, neodymium magnet |
|Driver Unit ||Φ1-5/8” (40 mm) ||Φ2” (50 mm) ||Φ2” (50 mm) |
|Impedance ||53 ohms @ 1kHz ||23 ohms @ 1kHz ||23 ohms @ 1kHz |
|Maximum Power ||300 mW ||1,000 mW ||1,000 mW |
|Sound Pressure ||107 dB ±3 dB (1 kHz, 1 mW) ||106 dB ±3 dB (1 kHz, 1 mW) ||106 dB ±3 dB (1 kHz, 1 mW) |
|Frequency Response ||20 Hz – 20 kHz ||20 Hz – 20 kHz ||20 Hz – 20 kHz |
|Weight ||7 oz (200 g) with attached cable ||10.2 oz (289 g) without cable ||13 oz (369 g) without cable |
|Ports ||-- ||1/8” (3.5 mm) on left earcup ||Dual 1/8” (3.5 mm) input/output, one each on the left and right earcups |
|Cable Length ||4 ft (1.2 m) attached, tangle-resistant flat cable with remote/mic optimized for Apple devices ||CABLE A: 4 ft (1.2 m) detachable, tangle-resistant flat cable with remote/mic optimized for Apple devices; CABLE B: 10 ft (3 m) detachable, tangle-resistant flat cable ||CABLE A: 4 ft (1.2 m) detachable, tangle-resistant flat cable with remote/mic optimized for Apple devices; CABLE B: 10 ft (3 m) detachable, tangle-resistant flat cable |
|Connectors ||Gold-plated 1/8” (3.5 mm) L-type mini stereo ||CABLE A: 1/8” (3.5 mm) male-to-male mini stereo with L-type on one side; CABLE B: 1/8” (3.5 mm) male-to-male mini stereo ||CABLE A: Gold-plated 1/8” (3.5 mm) male-to-male mini stereo with L-type on one end; CABLE B: 1/8" (3.5 mm) male-to-male mini stereo |
|In the Box ||Soft carrying case; gold-plated 1/4” adapter; cleaning cloth ||Semi-rigid carrying case; detachable, tangle-resistant flat cable (4 ft/1.2 m) with in-line remote/mic optimized for Apple devices; 10 ft (3 m) detachable, tangle-resistant flat cable; gold-plated 1/4” adapter; cleaning cloth || Semi-rigid carrying case; detachable, tangle-resistant flat cable (4 ft/1.2 m) with in-line remote/mic optimized for Apple devices; detachable, tangle-resistant flat cable (10 ft/3 m); gold-plated 1/4” adapter; cleaning cloth |