Yamaha launches the new HPH-MT8 and MT5 studio monitor headphones

The new models will replace the HPH-MT220 and HPH-MT120, rounding 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.

Inspired by the philosophy of sonic purity established by the development of Yamaha’s industry standard NS-10M studio monitor speakers, MT series headphones are designed to deliver flat, high-resolution sound with precise stereo imaging and faithful source signal reproduction while providing a high level of isolation and comfort to ward off fatigue during extended monitoring sessions.


The MT8 and MT5 feature custom drivers equipped with 45mm and 40mm CCAW voice coils respectively, along with powerful neodymium magnets to achieve precise definition and control even at the highest output levels. Made from aluminum wire coated in highly conductive copper, the lightweight yet powerful drivers deliver a broad frequency response of 15 Hz-28 kHz for the MT8, and 20Hz – 20kHz for the MT5.

The sturdy design features a closed-back, circumaural configuration that offer a comfortable fit, while the solid ABS housing, die-cast aluminum support arms(MT8 only), and sweat-resistant headband ensure that these new models have the durability required for the rigors of road travel. The large ear pads are made from a smooth synthetic leather and low-resistance cushions that absorb excess vibrations and reduce sound leakage, providing outstanding isolation and stress-free wearability over extended periods of time. A three-dimensional arm pivot construction and highly adjustable slider length allows the angle of the ear pads to fit the shape of the wearer’s head perfectly, helping to alleviate fatigue. MT8 headphones also feature steerable earcups for single-ear monitoring, and a detatchable straight 3 meter cord and coiled 1.5m cable that comes equipped with a corrosion-resistant gold-plated stereo mini-plug and a gold-plated 6.3 mm stereo adaptor that allows them to be used with both professional audio gear and portable audio players.

“Ever since the development of the industry standard NS-10M studio monitors, we’ve maintained a uniform approach in all of our recording and sound reinforcement products that seeks to achieve the purest sound reproduction possible, and give our users an ideal platform to work from when creating their own signature sound.” said Yoshi Tsugawa , Business Unit Director of Yamaha Commercial Audio.

More information about the MT Series at Yamaha.


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