Bought these in 1978. I believe I paid over $100 for them. Wish they were louder (only 4 ohms?).

Yamaha electronics HP-3 headphones

Rating:
4/5,
  • Bought these in 1978. I believe I paid over $100 for them. Wish they were louder (only 4 ohms?).

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  1. n3135x
    Nice, flat and smooth sounding
    Written by n3135x
    Published Jan 15, 2013
    4.0/5,
    Pros - Excellent sound for the age.
    Cons - Not enough volume with smartphones
    I bought these new in 1978 for 1 or $200, can't remember. They were the best sounding for my budget at the time. Smooth and flat sounding. Needs lots of horse power to get loud. They still sound good for 30+ yr. old headphones.  I bought an HTC DNA smartphone that has "Beats Audio" a built in 2.55v amp for phone speaker and headsets. The HP-3s are 'just sufficient' at full volume but no distortion at least. You'll need a 3.5mm adapter for the 1/8" plug which is a pain lugging it around. I think it's time to update (for the phone at least!).
    1. takato14
      Beats Audio is just a software-based EQ that's installed on the root of a phone. It's a badly written software EQ that boosts the hell out of the low end. Just letting you know.
      Nice review though. Haven't heard these.
      takato14, Jan 15, 2013

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