New Releases: Yamaha HPH-MT8, Yamaha HPH-MT5(w)

Yamaha HPH-MT8
Yamaha HPH-MT8

Yamaha, the maker of pro audio equipment has a few new additions to their studio monitoring headphone line. Meet Yamaha HPH-MT8 and MT5(w).

New Releases: Yamaha HPH-MT8, Yamaha HPH-MT5(w)

Yamaha has added three new headphones to their line of studio monitors that are specifically designed to replace the HPH-MT220 and HPH-MT120. As Yamaha has advised, this move “round[s] out the lineup of live audio and studio headphones developed around the concept of providing live and studio audio engineers with the high levels of precision and fidelity required for professional monitoring environments.”

Yamaha HPH-MT8 Yamaha HPH-MT5(w)
Yamaha HPH-MT5w

Both the Yamaha HPH-MT8 and HPH-MT5(w) are built as closed-back headphones with protein-skin leather and large low-resistance cushions for extended wear and maximum sound isolation. The headbands are also sweat-resistant to better accommodate those long, sweaty listening sessions while the ear cups swivel to allow for single-ear monitoring. Both are constructed with durable ABS housing, but the HPH-MT8 boasts additional rigid die-cast aluminum support-arms for extreme environments, like touring on the road.

The MT8 and MT5 differ in their inner hardware. The MT8 holds 45 mm custom drivers that resonate a frequency response range of 15-28,000 Hertz at an impedance 37 ohms. The MT5 and MT5(w), which identifies the white-colored option, are built with 40 mm drivers that reach a frequency response range of 20-20,000 Hertz at an impedance of 51 ohms. The MT5 is slightly smaller than the MT8 at a half pound compared to the MT8’s four-fifth’s of a pound.

Both models will include a detachable 3 meter cable equipped with quarter-inch adapter. No word on the release date just yet, but Yamaha HPH-MT8 and HPH-MT5(w) are expected to be available before the end of the year.

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