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Looking at buying the yamaha mt220 for my keyboard, also for listening to music.. Any opinions on them here?
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The graph looks good. I would be excited to try yamaha's new monitoring line if I were you. I saw a guy on a Korean forum saying that they sound very transparent and clear, and that it sounds like a pleasant shower on your ears. smily_headphones1.gif)
Edited by Cornucopia - 4/11/13 at 6:57am
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I'd like to buy them.

Over the years Yamaha's audio products have, at times,

really blown me away or not made much of an impression at all.

But they've never disappointed.

 

Yamaha's website lists several dealers in NYC for the HPH-MT220,

but none of their websites even recognize the product.

e.g. B&H, Sam Ash...

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In latest edition of swedish magazine Hifi & Musik the Yamaha HPH-MT220 got Sound 10/10 and were considered better than Sony MDR-1R, KEF M500, Onkyo ES-HF300, Martin Logan Mikros 90, JVC HA-SZ2000 and Philips Fidelio L2.
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Interesting, thanks for the info.
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Originally Posted by zazex View Post

I'd like to buy them.

Over the years Yamaha's audio products have, at times,

really blown me away or not made much of an impression at all.

But they've never disappointed.

 

Yamaha's website lists several dealers in NYC for the HPH-MT220,

but none of their websites even recognize the product.

e.g. B&H, Sam Ash...

 

I LOOOOVED the sound of Yamaha Pro 500s! Too bad their style is too "Beats-Like" and they are just too big for my head. But these seem like a good deal and I will definitely keep trying Yamaha Products. So... I guess I'll bite and test it out. I no longer have "monitoring" headphones such as Shure 940s/440s, KRKs or even the Sennheiser HD600s, (only the Spider Moonlight "monitoring" huge ass headphones) but I'll try to compare to my neutral-ish but warm MrSpeakers Mad Dogs.

 

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Originally Posted by HiFiRobot View Post

In latest edition of swedish magazine Hifi & Musik the Yamaha HPH-MT220 got Sound 10/10 and were considered better than Sony MDR-1R, KEF M500, Onkyo ES-HF300, Martin Logan Mikros 90, JVC HA-SZ2000 and Philips Fidelio L2.

 

Interesting.

I didn't like the SZ2000 much (I have em for sale...), but the KEFs (which I got this week) are Ok and the MDR-1R I liked a lot at low volumes (upper mids were fatiguing to me...). Do you have any links for that btw?

 

Thanks.

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Same here, I loved the sound of my Pro 500's but always felt self conscious wearing them. If they're comparible or better in sound quality, I may have to order a pair as well.
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I have tried this few weeks back in a headphone shop . It is accurate and has the quality of a studio monitor . I am actually looking for an alternative for my M-100 that has serious comfort issue . Depends on your equipment they will sound exactly how you want them to sound . Overall a very good headphone highly recommended !!

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I LOOOOVED the sound of Yamaha Pro 500s! Too bad their style is too "Beats-Like" and they are just too big for my head. But these seem like a good deal and I will definitely keep trying Yamaha Products. So... I guess I'll bite and test it out. I no longer have "monitoring" headphones such as Shure 940s/440s, KRKs or even the Sennheiser HD600s, (only the Spider Moonlight "monitoring" huge ass headphones) but I'll try to compare to my neutral-ish but warm MrSpeakers Mad Dogs.


Interesting.
I didn't like the SZ2000 much (I have em for sale...), but the KEFs (which I got this week) are Ok and the MDR-1R I liked a lot at low volumes (upper mids were fatiguing to me...). Do you have any links for that btw?

Thanks.

No sorry the review is not online. Print only.
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Well, I'll know pretty soon how they fare.... Thanks.

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Interesting. Please post impressions after. I believe these are quite cheap from Amazon UK (129£).
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Some notes:

 

Cable is non-removable (I thought it was) and it's coiled.

They feel completely comfortable as of now, and they earpads feel pretty good even though they are not very deep.

Seem sturdy and well constructed.

Are sensitive enough to run from an MP3 player.

 

These are NOT your "bright as the sun - monitoring" headphones

(i.e. they have a completely different signature from the Shure SRH440/940, KRK 8400/6400, Spider Moonlight, etc.)

These actually feel a bit like the Shure SRH840s but a bit smoother as a whole!

Tracks with slamming bass, they show it, basslines are reproduced excellent. Loving the vocals too but need to test more with female voices.

Something up-top seems a bit boosted though, it picks up on hiss on tracks pretty fast and some sibilance has shown up.

 

Tracks tried:

 

Daft Punk - Get Lucky

J-King and Maximan - Ella me pide something

Paramore - Still into You

Netsky - Let's leave tomorrow

Bring me the Horizon - The House of Wolves 

Kaskade - One Heart

 

Will probably come up with more and comparisons during the weekend.

As of now, they are enjoyable.!

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Looking forward to some impressions when they get a hold of you more.

Thanks for taking the time to post this.

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They're in stock in a local store, along with Senn Momentum, some Audio Technica cans, PSB M4U 1/2, and I hope to find the MDR-R1's as well. I'll report back next week.

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