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- Overview of YAMAHA HPH-MT8
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- People who want a high-quality monitoring environment
- People who want to enjoy music analytically
- People who want a comfortable fit.
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Overview of YAMAHA HPH-MT8
- Total Score: 9.7 / 10.0
- Package: 8.5 / 10.0
- Build quality: 9.5 / 10.0
- Fitment: 9.0 / 10.0
- High range: 9.5 / 10.0
- Mid range: 9.0 / 10.0
- Low range: 9.5 / 10.0
- Less distortion: 10.0 / 10.0
- Cost Performance Bonus: 12.5/10.0
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- Frequency response: 15Hz to 28kHz
- Impedance: 37Ω
- Sensitivity: 102dB/mW
"To hear and see everything."
It takes a true original to become an industry standard, and since their inception Yamaha’s NS-10M studio monitor speakers have become a mainstay of professional studios the world over, renowned for their legendary accuracy. From the NS-10M to the MSP and HS Series, Yamaha has remained faithful to a design philosophy focused on delivering the sonic accuracy that provides sound professionals with the perfect platform upon which to develop and establish their own signature sound. MT Series studio monitor headphones remain true to this fundamental concept, delivering precision sound reproduction that meets the demanding requirements of today’s professional studio and monitoring applications.
With unmatched fidelity in a sturdy yet stylish design, and the durability to hold up to the rigors of the road, Yamaha’s MT Series headphones offer a level of comfort you’ll be thankful for after long hours in a critical listening environment.
- 45 mm custom drivers with CCAW voice coils deliver a broad frequency range and accurate response
- Closed-back, circumaural design for excellent isolation
- Protein-skin leather and large low-resistance cushions ensure stress-free wearability and high levels of isolation
- Three-dimensional arm pivot construction and adjustable slider length alleviate fatigue when working for extended periods
- Moveable earcups allow single-ear monitoring
- Durable ABS housing and rigid die-cast aluminum support-arms for use in the toughest working environments
- Folding arm structure and carrying case
The packaging of the YAMAHA HPH-MT8, a professional product, is not luxurious, but it is elegant and complete with accessories.
- YAMAHA HPH-MT8
- 3.0m straight cable (detachable)
- 1.2m coil cable (detachable)
- 3.5mm to 6.35mm conversion plug
- Carrying pouch
The build quality of the unit is unquestionably high, designed for flexible use, and the aluminum frame is rigid, but the side pressure is adequate and the fit is comfortable.
The fit is good.
The following review was tested with a FiiO M15.
The YAMAHA HPH-MT8 is an excellent monitor headphone with sound density and adequate separation suitable for monitor checks, while being conscious of original sound fidelity. Its sound seems to be aimed at presenting an appropriate amount of information for checking the effects of mixing, and has a sound quality that tends to make it easy to find rough edges in sound sources. Rather than being used for long hours of composition work or for final checks after mastering, these monitor headphones are more suited for pinpoint monitoring at each step of the process.
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Sound quality general comment
These are the type of monitor headphones that increase the efficiency of mixing work and its checking, as they provide a large amount of information that can be heard at once in the frame, and localization is well represented in a slightly compact sound field.
The sound is completely professional monitor-like, highly practical, and allows for efficient analysis of sound sources. Its sound, however, is a bit focused and demanding, so it is considered somewhat unsuitable for prolonged listening.
Sound quality features
- Large amount of information that goes into the frame
- Relatively high original sound fidelity
- Good sense of detail
- Brings out the user's analytical and concentration skills
- Well-tuned lows and highs for easy midrange monitoring
- Good range
- High clarity
- Easy to get tired of listening to
- Lack of quietness and restlessness
- Not a wide soundstage
- Stiff sound
Imagine a cockpit room with monitor speakers crammed 180 degrees in front of you, each one playing the sound of a musical instrument, and the YAMAHA HPH-MT8 will create just such a private monitor room environment.
The YAMAHA HPH-MT8 is a highly practical monitor headphone, and it is capable of capturing the entire musical picture within its frame with a little more information. The usability and fit are well thought out and will make your monitoring tasks comfortable and efficient. They are highly capable as a tool for capturing music in a short period of time, and while they may lack the quietness and breadth of the soundstage for leisurely or leisurely listening, and they may sound too hard, they are excellent as a monitoring assistant. However, as a monitoring assistant, it is excellent.