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Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones 

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Marantz Professional’s MPH-2 headphones feature powerful 50mm drivers and a comfortable over-ear design, perfectly suited for both long hours in...Click To Read More About This Product

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Over-ear design with a 50mm driver that delivers detail and accuracy.

Marantz Professional’s MPH-2 headphones feature powerful 50mm drivers and a comfortable over-ear design, 
perfectly suited for both long hours in the studio monitoring in-field recordings. With their authoritative 10–30kHz frequency response, the MPH-2 delivers the detail and accuracy needed to accurately evaluate every recording. The leather cushioning on the flexible headband and ear cups provides a fatigue-free listening experience for even the longest-lasting, most demanding sessions, with outstanding noise isolation. Their rugged stainless steel telescopic arms easily stand up to heavy-duty use. An impedance of 32Ω and 100dB sensitivity ensures compatibility with the widest range of equipment. The MPH-2 has a 180-degree rotating frame for convenient single ear monitoring and its collapsible design makes for easy portability. It includes a 1/8" to 1/4" adapter and a detachable locking 10-ft cable. The MPH-2 brings Marantz Professional’s industry-leading field recording engineering to professional headphone audio.

FEATURES
Type
  • Ear coupling: Over-ear
  • Primary application:Studio monitor
  • Secondary application:General listening
  • Operating principle:Closed
  • Audio
  • Frequency response:10Hz - 30kHz
  • SPL: Info not available
  • Driver size: 50mm
  • THD: Info not available
  • Noise cancelling:No
  • Other
  • Weight:Info not available
  • Cable type:Info not available
  • Cable length: 10 ft.
  • Connector:3.5mm with 1/4" adaptor
  • Built-in mic:No

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MarantzMPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones
 
4.3

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (27)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Durable (15)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Versatile (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (24)
  • Amateur recording (17)
  • Professional recording (13)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (8)
  • Performances (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Novice (8), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great sound; unfortunate breakage

I was quite impressed by the sound reproduction of these relatively inexpensive headphones. Unfortunately, they were sitting on my head the second time I used them, and cracked and fell apart solely from...Read complete review

I was quite impressed by the sound reproduction of these relatively inexpensive headphones. Unfortunately, they were sitting on my head the second time I used them, and cracked and fell apart solely from the spring pressure of the headband. The part that broke was the plastic mount between the right ear cup and the telescoping arm. I'm rating this product well, at this time, as I have only the one experience, and I'm sure it would be a fine product if not for this immediate breakage

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Dull and Bassie

I bought a pair of the MPH-2's in a SDoD to have as extra closed back headphones for my studio. I find the sound is heavy on bass and dull throughout compared...Read complete review

I bought a pair of the MPH-2's in a SDoD to have as extra closed back headphones for my studio. I find the sound is heavy on bass and dull throughout compared to my hi end Sennheisers. Usable for studio monitoring for performers but not for close listening. Also, they are quite large so may not fit well on some performers.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Inexpensive yet extremely capable headphones

By Pharmaboy

from Goshen, NY

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Listening to/enjoying music of all kinds
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

    These headphones were inexpensive (& not reviewed anywhere), so I didn't expect much..."just another pair of DJ-style closed-back headphones." I was wrong! After ~75 hrs of burn-in, they sound quite good. Unlike many "U-shaped" closed headphones with hyped bass, treble, and receding midrange, these headphones have excellent impact and clarity throughout the frequency range. The midrange is their strong suit: very clear, non-fatiguing, and listenable. The bass is very capable, deep and impactful when present on a recording, and the treble is detailed but not bright. These headphones are a winner!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Incredible!

    By Bob F.

    from New Mexico

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

    Hands down - these ARE the best cans for under a hundred. Frequency response is phenomenal - 10Hz low end - you only find that rating on high end cans from Bose, Beyerdynamic, etc. Crisp mids and highs - and defined (not muddled in the least) bass.

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I took a chance and am glad I did!

    By Rutteger S. Jarlsberg

    from Southern Colorado

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Comfortable

    Cons

    • Long, cheapish cable

    Best Uses

    • Home Stereo
    • Mobile DJ

    Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

    As far as I know, these just came out and I happened to get them on sale before the price went up. These are super comfortable headphones! I use these for private listening of CDs, LPs and other formats played through vintage Sherwood and Harmon Kardon stereos, and they sound fantastic. They're just a bit bassy for my taste, but not in an annoying sense, but hey, that's what EQ is for, right? They sound okay with my iPhone and Fiio X1 high resolution portable player, but the EQ *really* needs to be tweaked on both devices to get a decent sound.

    There are two issues I have with these headphones... First, I might try some DIY cloth earpads to help tweak the sound; the leather pads are nice, but I can imagine the sound would open up just a bit more with cloth pads. Second, the cable is TEN FEET LONG and feels a bit cheap to me. The cable is detachable (bayonet style) and is plastic where it locks into the left ear cup; I'm afraid either the cable end or the cup could eventually wear out with repeated removal of the cable and would have liked if it was threaded metal similar to the 1/4" screw-on adapter. I'd also like the option to use an aftermarket or DIY cable to further tweak the sound... Those issues aside, the MPH-2 are a great buy!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Want Good Value At Half The Cost

    By ms4787

    from Montana

    About Me Novice

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

      I took a chance on these and I'm glad I did. Every once and awhile a bargain exceeds expectations and this is one of those items. Buy and you won't be disappointed.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would and have recommended these to friends.

      By Ron

      from undisclosed

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

      Very happy with these headphones. They are a bit on the heavy side, and took a few days to get used to the fit and heft, but now I find them quite comfortable. They do make my ears a bit warm, a price I am willing to pay for the relative isolation they provide. As for sound quality, I am extremely satisfied. I have been known to wear headphones for under ten seconds before rejecting them outright, so be sure that I am particular about sound. These are quite good.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great sound; unfortunate breakage

      By Jeff Moore

      from Mount Sidney, VA

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily

      Best Uses

        Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

        I was quite impressed by the sound reproduction of these relatively inexpensive headphones. Unfortunately, they were sitting on my head the second time I used them, and cracked and fell apart solely from the spring pressure of the headband. The part that broke was the plastic mount between the right ear cup and the telescoping arm. I'm rating this product well, at this time, as I have only the one experience, and I'm sure it would be a fine product if not for this immediate breakage

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Bass Heavy

        By Joe Sherman

        from Sardis Arkansas

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

            Highly accentuated bass, and bass drum sound. Muted and unnatural mids and highs. I would not recommend these for mixdown use.

             
            4.0

            Decent sound and quite affordable.

            By surfercook

            from Long Beach Island, NJ

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

            These seem like decent headphones and for the forty or so USdollars that I paid are more than worth it. I don't know much about headphones but the 50mm drivers sounded like a good feature. The headphones sound really nice when connected to my guitar's effects pedal board or DAW. One thing I did not like was the funky design of the cord connection. It appears to need the dedicated cord that it comes with. There is no 1/8 jack for sound source connectivity so you will need a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter which I already had.
            The ear coverings are nice and plush w/more than ample comfort. Also the articulating design on the ear coverings is really cool.

             
            4.0

            Good headphones bought at good price

            By Rberman

            from Rochester, NY

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

                Sound quality was better than expected. Like everything about them but unless you have a huge head you may have issues with these. I always thought my head as being on the larger side. The headphones do not fit me on the tightest setting. I had to tape on additional padding so they would fit correctly.

                 
                5.0

                These are fantastic for what I paid

                By JimEddie

                from Midwest

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

                  I bought these on SDOD, for home recording. They are solidly built, fit my huge heads and reproduce sound as well as my much more expensive Sennheisers. Highly recommend.

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