Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

New Products

Yamaha PRO 300, 400, 500 Headphones

Yamaha PRO 300 Headphones

Yamaha introduced three PRO Series premium over-ear headphones which use a proprietary driver design with neodymium magnets that provide maximum efficiency for use with smartphones and tablets. The new models include the PRO 300 (top photo), PRO 400 and PRO 500, each of which are designed to faithfully reproduce audio recordings from the full spectrum of musical genres, while delivering natural sound that is balanced yet vivid, with an exceptional soundstage that envelops the listener. The aesthetics of these models reflect the power, elegance and performance of racing motorcycles, with dynamic geometry, ultra-clean design lines and bold colors. The iconic Yamaha tuning fork logo, visible on each ear cup, makes a strong brand and style statement.

“Most headphones currently available fall into one of two camps,” stated Yamaha senior vice president Tom Sumner. “They either have unexciting conventional design aesthetics or they are tuned for specific music tastes with exaggerated bass that can warp the overall sound quality. There’s a market for headphones that fuse progressive style with true natural sound.”

“The PRO Series headphones provide the best high-fidelity listening experience possible for all genres of music with a distinctive, non-traditional design that convey the quality and performance that are hallmarks of the Yamaha brand,” said Sumner. “We are known by musicians, sound engineers and audio enthusiasts for our dedication to outstanding sound quality; now you can take that experience with you.”

PRO Series headphones are built to handle the rigors of everyday use and offer padded adjustable headbands with soft, smooth ear cushions for comfort. Their fit is snug enough to offer excellent noise isolation without causing ear fatigue over prolonged listening sessions.

The PRO 300 comes with an attached 4-foot cable with in-line remote/mic control. The PRO 400 and 500 come with two detachable cables: one in a 4-foot length with an in-line remote/mic, ideal for most mobile applications, and one in a 10-foot length for use in the home. All of the included cables use a durable, tangle-resistant flat design that keeps the internal cores separated to minimize interference and is made from a material that reduces “touch noise” transfer effects.

Yamaha PRO 400 Headphones
Photo: PRO 400

The PRO 400 offers a single port on the left ear while the PRO 500 offers dual input/output ports, one on each ear cup, for convenient connectivity to source devices.

Certified as “Made for iPod, iPhone and iPad,” each PRO Series headphone offers a 4-foot cable with an in-line remote/microphone control module that is optimized for use with Apple devices. It enables intuitive control while listening to music – pause/play, skip to the next song or skip to the beginning of a song – and the ability to answer/end phone calls.

Yamaha PRO 500 Headphones
Photo: PRO 500

All models have durable compact folding designs for easy storage and include an attractive carrying case for protected transport. A gold-plated ¼” adapter is also included with all headphones to allow use with home entertainment systems.

Price and Availability
Yamaha PRO Series high-fidelity headphones will be available in late September 2012.

  • The PRO 300 ($199.95) has an on-ear design and is the lightest and most compact model in the line. Available in piano black, racing blue and ivory white;
  • The PRO 400 ($299.95) has an over-ear design that provides added noise isolation and more robust sound via larger drivers and ear cups. Available in piano black and ivory white;
  • The PRO 500 ($399.95), the flagship model of the line, also features an over-ear design and adds ultra-premium drivers and rigid aluminum alloy ear cups to deliver exceptional sound detail and an expansive soundstage. Available in racing blue and piano black.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Our Reviews

Earbuds & In-Ear Headphones

3 different true wireless earphones below $100 that are truly unique? The 1More ComfoBuds Z and ColorBuds 2 join the updated ComfoBuds Pro and...


At $899 the NAD C 588 is an impressive well built turntable that has the ability to hear deep into every recording.

Digital Music Systems

The Wattson Audio Emerson Digital streamer is not inexpensive but it offers straight forward high-end digital playback that delivers sonically.

Over-Ear Headphones

Portable USB DACs are a new category that can take well regarded headphones from Meze Audio and Audeze to the next level when listening...

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

Music listeners are living in the golden age of Hi-Fi. The $1,595 Rotel A14MKII Integrated Amplifier is proof positive of that reality.

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

An amplifier that has flown under the radar for far too long. The Vincent SV-737 Integrated Amplifier is the real deal.

You May Also Like

New Products

The Yamaha YH-700A Wireless Headphones offer a lot of technology for music listeners and gamers at a very competitive price.

Bookshelf Speakers

Not interested in a soundbar? The Yamaha YHT-5960U HTIB is an affordable home theater system with everything you need for a small setup at...

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

Does the Yamaha A-S3200 integrated amplifier deliver a sonic performance worthy of its $7,500 price tag? The answer won't make the competition happy.

A/V Receivers & Preamp/Processors

Yamaha's top-of-the-line AVENTAGE home theater A/V receivers, priced from $1299 to $2999 are set to arrive summer 2021, but there's a catch.


ecoustics is a hi-fi and music magazine offering product reviews, podcasts, news and advice for aspiring audiophiles, home theater enthusiasts and headphone hipsters. Read more

Copyright © 1999-2021 ecoustics | Disclaimer: We may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.