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Yamaha HPH-200 Headphone (Black)

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #305 in Over-Ear


Pros: Generously extended bass for an open can, good detail, good soundstage, I forget it is on my head (velour), portable.

Cons: Can sound veiled or heavy if you come from bright headphones, jack of all trades (master of none).

My audio chain is MP3@320 or FLAC > HiFimeDIY USB Isolator > HiFimeDIY Sabre U2 > Fiio 6" cable > Objective2 w/ 16v 400mA adapter > HPH-200.


If you are looking for a ~$100 on ear open can that has detailed but punchy bass (a rarity), a nice soundstage (nothing to rant about), and a well tuned mid-high range these are your best bet. They will probably pair best with a neutral or cold amplifier... Otherwise I think the bass could be unbalanced. It doesn't seem to bleed into the mids. Sibilance only shows up if it is not dealt with by the musician's mixing team.


The HPH-200 can handle pretty much every genre acceptably. Their utility keeps them from excelling at particular things... though the bass can get that crunchy edge for low electric guitar tunings and electronic music.


Comfort with the HPH-200 is good - velour! It beats the tar out of similar on ear headphones (hem, Grado).


The closest comparison I have is a Grado SR80i, which makes some vocals more smooth/lush at the expense of bass response and comfort. I'd pick the HPH-200 over the SR80i for everything that isn't all about vocals.


Buy it if you can.

Yamaha HPH-200 Headphone (Black)

Made to Yamaha's High Quality Standards --- As a leading musical instrument manufacturer, Yamaha combines rich experience with a strong focus on musical quality. Now Yamaha has used its expertise to create superior monitor headphones. Paying particular attention to the configuration of the drive unit and housing, as well as the earpad assembly, Yamaha designed the HPH-200 to deliver highly detailed instrumental music with precisely faithful sound reproduction. --- Open-Air Design for Natural Sound and Long Use without Listening Fatigue --- The HPH-200 is an open-air type with a metallic grill for the housing, providing optimum monitor performance with an appropriate amount of sound dispersion so that listening fatigue will not be a problem even after long hours of use. In addition, because they are non-airtight so surrounding sounds are audible, these headphones are ideal for use when playing with another instrument or even in group sessions. --- The large 1-5/8" driver uses a powerful magnet. It delivers wide dynamic range and deep bass, so both vocals and musical instruments are reproduced with an energetic and lively sound. --- The soft velour-like earpad provides a pleasant feeling, extremely comfortable fit. Additionally, because the earpad affects sound quality, its material and shape have been carefully chosen to match the headphone unit, ensuring both maximum comfort and optimum sound quality.

Feature1.2m (47-1/4") cord is ideal for portable music players and electronic music instruments
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameHEADPHONES
TitleYamaha HPH-200 Headphone (Black)
Part NumberHPH-200(B)
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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