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Yamaha HPH-200 (Pictures and review) [Updated 7/19]

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A promise is a promise! Here are some pictures of my new headphones (Sorry for the bad quality of the pictures)

 

 

 

 

 

Price: I've paid for them about 138 dollars.

 

Sound: Really nice and detailed. Clear highs and good bass for open headphones. Particularly great for the sound of guitars. Yamaha says: "Created to convey the authentic sound of every musical instrument." And that is what you get with this headphones, they sound pure and real. They sound like ' everything is under control '

 

Soundstage: Very good but as you might know, it could vary quite a bit from track to track.

With a correct song - for example: El Choclo - Juan D'Arienzo 320kbps - soundstage is just amazing.

 

Built quality: it's good, nicely made. I think for the price there are some other headphones better built, but despite of this, built quality is not a problem here.

 

Confort: As some Grado headphones you have to find the way you prefer to wear them. This are not the most comfortable headphones in the world, just comfortable I must say. I use them to listen to music for an hour and a half, often 2 hours with no problems at all.


Specs:

 

Driver Type: Dynamic, open air

Driver Unit: Φ40 mm (1-5/8”)

Impedance: 48 ohms

Max Input: 1,000 mw

Sound Pressure Level: 98.5 dB ±3 dB

Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz

Weight (without Cable): 180 g (6.35 oz)

 

They don't need amplification, an ipod is enough for them to be very enjoyable.

 

Conclusion:

This are really equilibrated open air headphones. Mids and Highs are excellent and bass is also present in enough quantity to let you enjoy bass, mids and highs at the same time.

 

PS. I read some reviews of people saying that this sounds better than Grado's sr 80 and sr 125 and quite similar to Grado sr 225.

I would like to try Grado's sr 225 some day to compare.

 

Update (7/19): Since I did this review, I've been  listening and comparing very different headphones and I think I have aquired some extra experience with sound.
After all I have to say that nowadays I enjoy my HPH-200 as much as always, every time I put on them.

The sound of this Yamaha HPH-200 is, at least for me, more on the 'lively' side of neutral (rather than flat). They have some extra energy between 50Hz and 500Hz and then they sound warm and have good impact. They also have some extra energy around 8500Hz wich provide good attack and brings some cymbals to the front.

Its soundstage is not the biggest, but is still very nice. Instrument separation is very good, and timbres are really convincing (IMO)

More subjectively talking:
This headphone demands your atention, especially when playing good recordings, maybe this are not the best choice if you are looking for a completely polite and neutral sounding headphone to sit and relax while an orchestra plays for you. But this headphones make you feel in the middle of the band. I find their sound really engaging.

I never get tired of listening to Procol Harum live in Copenhagen and At the Union Chapel with my Yamaha HPH-200.

Right out of the box they sounded very good but often quite agressive with some recordings. After one or two month of use bass notes become more present and their highs less agressive.

 

Greetings from Argentina!

 

x3


Edited by Me x3 - 11/21/13 at 8:16am
post #2 of 139
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Perzonalized Box.

 

post #3 of 139

Humm... I don´t understand why the IEM EPH 100 are doing so well and these are not. 

Every review I read users say, like the smaller brother, they are a bang for buck.

 

What other Headphones have you tried?

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Sorry for the late response. I've tried:
Akg K44
Akg K77
Akg K99
Akg K512
Akg K314p
Yamaha EPH 20
Yamaha EPH 50
Yamaha EPH 100
Phillips Downtowns
Phillips Uptowns
Phillips Fidelio L1
Shure Srh 840
Shure Srh 240
Takstar HD2000

Takstar HI-2050

Pioneer Se-A1000

Beyerdynamic T5p

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
Also some Koss, Bose, Sennheisers and Panasonic headphones, etc.

As I've already said EPH-100 are really good, great detail and good isolation. HPH-200 has also great detail, better soundstage and bass. Their sound -hph200- is for me more enjoyable (of course, in a quiet place)
For places where isolation is required yamaha's EPH-100 are really nice.

I highly recomend both of them.

 

Greetings!


Edited by Me x3 - 7/19/13 at 2:39pm
post #5 of 139

I've always liked Yamaha products.  I've yet to try their headphones, but I hope that changes in the future.

post #6 of 139
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post

I've always liked Yamaha products.  I've yet to try their headphones, but I hope that changes in the future.

I own the HPH-200 for 3 days now, couldn't be happier. They are mindblowingly good for the price.

post #7 of 139
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Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post

I own the HPH-200 for 3 days now, couldn't be happier. They are mindblowingly good for the price.


http://www.goear.com/listen/e014921/el-choclo-juan-darienzo

Enjoy!

 

Greetings!

post #8 of 139

Hey, I'm from Argentina too wink_face.gif I think I'm gonna buy one of these. Do you still like it? How much sound isolation/leakage has? And, what about the build quality?

 

Thanks!

post #9 of 139

Build quality is top notch.

The cable is a bit slim but nothing to worry about. The overall construction is made of sturdy plastic and metal. I think this heapdhone lasts a very long time.

 

Sound is still amazingly good for the price. Love them still a lot.

 

Now comes the tricky part:

They are open. They leak sound, not as much as other open headphones but they do. In normal listening levels though, you won't notice much. But you hear your surrounding when you listen to them. 

 

Don't buy them if you are after closed cans. Buy them if you want amazing musicality for a reasonable price.

 

Cheers,

K

post #10 of 139
I ordered a pair of Yamaha HPH-200 which arrived today. They're very natrual, smooth with good presence.

I am not sure how these are being overlooked but they sound very good even fresh out of the box, especially for the price I received them.

Here's some pics and I'll give some impressions at a later date.




Edited by H20Fidelity - 7/17/13 at 5:50pm
post #11 of 139
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

I ordered a pair of Yamaha HPH-200 which arrived today. They're very natrual, smooth with good presence.

I am not sure how these are being overlooked but they sound very good even fresh out of the box, especially for the price I received them.

Here's some pics and I'll give some impressions at a later date.




Nice Pictures! Enjoy them!

post #12 of 139
I tell you what guy's, after spending a week with HPH-200 I don't understand how they're being overlooked. They're one admirable sounding headphone.

Deserve a lot more attention imo.
post #13 of 139
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

I tell you what guy's, after spending a week with HPH-200 I don't understand how they're being overlooked. They're one admirable sounding headphone.

Deserve a lot more attention imo.


I just pressed "buy now" button because of you!  very_evil_smiley.gif

Same you did to me with C3. :)

post #14 of 139

can someone compare this to the ath es700 ? 

post #15 of 139
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Originally Posted by shrisha View Post


I just pressed "buy now" button because of you!  very_evil_smiley.gif
Same you did to me with C3. smily_headphones1.gif

Great! Please report in with some impressions, I think they're impressive and pair very well with the little Colorfly.
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