Yamaha has announced the launch of the HPH-MT8 and HPH-MT5, the latest additions to its MT Series of professional studio monitor headphones.
Along with the HPH-MT7 (launched in 2015), the new models complete Yamaha’s new line-up of live audio and studio headphones.
Inspired by the sonic purity of Yamaha's NS-10M studio monitors, 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 HPH-MT8 and HPH-MT5 feature custom drivers, respectively equipped with 45mm and 40mm CCAW voice coils, along with neodymium magnets to achieve precise definition and control. Made from aluminium wire coated in highly conductive copper, the lightweight drivers deliver a broad frequency response of 15Hz-28kHz in the MT8 and 20Hz-20kHz in the MT5.
The rugged design features a comfortably-fitting closed-back, circumaural configuration with solid ABS housing and a sweat-resistant headband, while the large ear pads feature smooth synthetic leather and low-resistance cushions which absorb excess vibrations and reduce sound leakage, providing outstanding isolation and stress-free wearability over extended periods.
The HPH-MT8 and HPH-MT5 both include a detachable straight 3m cable, equipped with corrosion-resistant gold-plated stereo mini-plug and 6.3mm stereo adaptor, allowing them to be used with both professional audio equipment and portable audio players. The MT8 is also supplied with a detachable 1.2m coiled cable.
“In response to the growing trend of headphone monitoring in professional studio and live sound reinforcement environments, the HPH-MT8 and HPH-MT5 models were designed around this core concept of sonic purity,” said Yoshiyuki Tsugawa, business unit director at Yamaha Commercial Audio. “The aim is to provide everyone from sound professionals to casual listeners with headphones that offer superior fidelity, outstanding sound quality, and very high levels of comfort, durability and versatility.”