Yamaha announces HPH-MT7 studio monitor headphones


Yamaha has announced its new HPH-MT7 MT Series professional studio monitor headphones.

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The concept is to deliver exceptional precision and fidelity that will provide audio engineers in professional monitoring environments with an ideal platform to build their own signature sound.

Drawing from the same philosophy of sonic purity that inspired the development of the industry standard NS-10M studio monitor speakers, MT7 headphones are designed to deliver flat, high-resolution sound with precise stereo imaging and faithful source signal reproduction. They also provide a high level of isolation and comfort, which is ideal for extended listening sessions where fatigue is a primary consideration.

The MT7 headphones feature custom drivers equipped with CCAW voice coils and powerful neodymium magnets to achieve precise definition and control even at the highest output levels. Made from aluminum wire coated in highly conductive copper, the lightweight yet powerful drivers deliver a broad frequency response of 15 Hz-25 kHz.

The sturdy design features a closed-back, circumaural configuration that provides a comfortable fit and the solid ABS housing, die-cast aluminum support arms and sweat-resistant headband ensure that the MT7 models have the durability required for the rigors of road travel. The large ear pads are made from a smooth synthetic leather and low-resistance cushions that absorb excess vibrations and reduce sound leakage, providing outstanding isolation and stress-free wearability over extended periods of time.

A three-dimensional arm pivot construction and highly adjustable slider length allows the angle of the ear pads to fit the shape of the wearer’s head perfectly, helping to alleviate fatigue. MT7 headphones also feature steerable earcups for single-ear monitoring and a straight, lightweight three meter cord that comes equipped with a corrosion-resistant gold-plated stereo mini-plug and a gold-plated 6.3 mm stereo adaptor that allows them to be used with professional audio gear and portable audio players.

“The HPH-MT7 studio monitor headphones exemplify the sound philosophy that we have pursued consistently since Yamaha first produced the industry standard NS-10M monitor speakers,” said Ken Hiraoka, department manager, Yamaha Pro Audio, “The recent trend of increasing usage of headphones in a growing variety of recording and live sound environments served as the impetus for the creation of the MT7 models. We set out to make headphones with superior fidelity and sound source reproduction that live audio and studio professionals require, along with a very high level of comfort, durability and versatility to accommodate a wider range of monitoring applications.”

HPH-MT7 features

  • 40 mm custom drivers with CCAW voice coils deliver a broad frequency range and accurate response.
  • Closed-back, circumaural design for excellent isolation.
  • Smooth synthetic leather and large low-resistance cushions ensure stress-free wearability and high levels of isolation.
  • Three-dimensional arm pivot construction and adjustable slider length alleviate fatigue when working for extended periods.
  • Moveable earcups allow single-ear monitoring.
  • Thick ABS housing and rigid die-cast aluminum support-arms for use in the toughest working environments.
  • Straight 3 m cable suitable for use in a wide variety of applications *6.3 mm diameter standard stereo plug adaptor included.
  • Convenient carrying bag included.

The MT7 is expected to ship January 2016, priced at MSRP $299 USD.

More information: Yamaha / HPH-MT7

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