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The Yamaha RH5MA Headphones are an excellent choice for pro studio monitoring. These headphones have a semi-closed design and come with 1/4" and 1/8"...Read More

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Comfortable, accurate, and modestly priced.

The Yamaha RH5MA Headphones are an excellent choice for pro studio monitoring. These headphones have a semi-closed design and come with 1/4" and 1/8" jacks and an 8' cord. Frequency response is 20Hz to 20kHz. Impedance is 32 ohms.


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YamahaRH5MA Headphones
 
4.7

(based on 33 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Comfortable (5)
  • Good value (5)
  • Good bass (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Music (5)
    • Home audio (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good Headphones

    Just order the things. You have probably spent more on a cable :-)
    I have some Shure 840s that I consider very good for critical listening while mixing. These Yamahas are are...Read complete review

    Just order the things. You have probably spent more on a cable :-)
    I have some Shure 840s that I consider very good for critical listening while mixing. These Yamahas are are just as good and well on par as the Shures. Just like the Shures, they dig deep into the mix and what you hear is what you mixed. I have to make some minor corrections to some of my mixes due to phasing problems. That is a HUGE statement and shows just how accurate these things are. Just like studio monitors, ( I own KRK's and Mackies) don't buy these to listen to your Itunes colloection. These are to be treated as a peice of lab equipment.
    They worked out of the box and they seem to have been assembiled well.
    Can't beat the price. But what don't Yamaha do that is not excellent? :-)

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    One Side Stopped Working

    I bought a pair of Yamaha RH5MA Headphones based on reviews on here and price range. I'm no expert on head phones but they sound much better than my computer speakers and I like...Read complete review

    I bought a pair of Yamaha RH5MA Headphones based on reviews on here and price range. I'm no expert on head phones but they sound much better than my computer speakers and I like the 2 size plug. Problems, 2 months after I bought them. The left side started cutting out when the chord would move around. I only used them at home and I'm very careful with my all my stuff so, don't know what happened. If you have to send yours back they have to go to a Yamaha Pro audio repair place and then will have to be sent back to Yamaha as they are "not field serviceable" I was told. I'd be surprised if they ever return to me.

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    5.0

    Excellent!

    By earthling

    from San Francisco

    About Me Guitarist, Musician, Recording Engineer

    Pros

    • Bass Just Right
    • Compact
    • Good Bass
    • Good Cable
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Solid Tight Sound
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • A Tad Small
    • Comfortable 1st Hour

    Best Uses

    • Holding Ears In Place
    • Home Audio
    • Listening
    • Mixing
    • Music
    • Portable Devices
    • With My Computer
    • Working

    Comments about Yamaha RH5MA Headphones:

    Very good sounding phones, I use them for mixing before cranking it up on monitors, works good. The bass is just right, not overwhelming and not weak. The mids and highs also are very accurate.
    I have a slightly large head, size 7.75 hat, and these phones are almost too small for me. If I pull them down firmly they reach my ears but a little further down would have been better. If you wear a larger than 7.75 size hat these will probably be too small for you.
    Other than that they are great! My very excellent ProLine 650 Ultrasound phones have taken a back seat to these Yamaha phones.
    Seems like every time I buy a Yamaha product I am happy with it.
    They do not block outside noises, which sometimes is good, sometimes not. Doesn't bother me at all.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great monitor and reference headphones,

    By Robbyg

    from SE North Carolina

    About Me Making Noise Over 30 Year

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Good Bass
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Music
      • Studio Monitor Some Mixi

      Comments about Yamaha RH5MA Headphones:

      bought these to replace a set I lost in a house fire a year and a half ago. I used those for 2-3 years, and they were very flat and true. Comfortable, light,(but not cheap feeling)and well-made. Good enough to replace with the same model, that speaks volumes right there. They can be used to listen to pre-recorded music, but be prepared to hear a very honest representation of the music...no extra bass in these, but all of the original bass AND ITS TRUE CHARACTER is in full attendance.

      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to iPod
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great sound, very comfortable headphones

      By Funkmaster Chris

      from New York City, NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Bass
      • Good Value
      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Yamaha RH5MA Headphones:

          Excellent sound across the spectrum. I use these for recording, so I wear them for long stretches at a time. These are absolutely the most comfortable headphones I've ever used. Highly recommended.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Good stuff

          By Kelly J.

          from Tempe, AZ

          About Me College Student

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Music
            • Portable Devices
            • With My Computer

            Comments about Yamaha RH5MA Headphones:

            I have had these headphones for over a year and I have been very satisfied with them especially considering the price. They have been very durable and sound especially great with a good CMoy amp.

            • Primary Use:
            • Listening to iPod
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            These Are The Ones~

            By davguitar

            from KY

            About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Good Bass
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Music
              • Studio monitoring

              Comments about Yamaha RH5MA Headphones:

              IMHO these headphones set the standard for performance and performance at a price point. These easily compare to high-end Sony or Fostex and you can buy two of these for the same price. Non-fatiguing, no artificial bass boost, and no sizzling highs, but just accurate music production, which is what a headphone should provide. If you use headphones for extended periods of music listening or mixing, I don't know how you could do better, unless your goal is to impress others that you paid lots of money for a set of _____________ headphones.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Simply amazing!

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Music

                Comments about Yamaha RH5MA Headphones:

                I bought this from BHP to mix my projects in my studio. I have a pair of monitors and they do the job well, but I always find myself walking to my car with my laptop to hear the true mix there. Now i think those days are over. The sound of the headphones is simply amazing. No extra nothing, just the perfect sound that you need for your mix. Very light and nice comfortable to use. I went to [@] to compare with bose and other brands like stennheiser, koss and sony but they just could not compete with the yamaha. I always trust the yamaha brand and they have never let me down. Highly recommend them. Buy them!

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                • No

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good Headphones

                By Calebizsol

                from Left Coast and Middle East

                Comments about Yamaha RH5MA Headphones:

                Just order the things. You have probably spent more on a cable :-)
                I have some Shure 840s that I consider very good for critical listening while mixing. These Yamahas are are just as good and well on par as the Shures. Just like the Shures, they dig deep into the mix and what you hear is what you mixed. I have to make some minor corrections to some of my mixes due to phasing problems. That is a HUGE statement and shows just how accurate these things are. Just like studio monitors, ( I own KRK's and Mackies) don't buy these to listen to your Itunes colloection. These are to be treated as a peice of lab equipment.
                They worked out of the box and they seem to have been assembiled well.
                Can't beat the price. But what don't Yamaha do that is not excellent? :-)

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Minimal but Rugged

                By kentique

                from California

                Comments about Yamaha RH5MA Headphones:

                I have used this almost everyday for the past eight years, from listening music to monitoring my Guitar sounds. At first it looks pretty bare-bones and outdated, but it just wont die. After eight years of reasonable abuse the sound and construction is good as new. The thin vinyl on the ear pad has fallen off, but the padding is still alive. It is still comfortable and outputs great sound. To be honest, I`m scared that these phones will outlive me.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                One Side Stopped Working

                By Giffy6

                from NJ

                Comments about Yamaha RH5MA Headphones:

                I bought a pair of Yamaha RH5MA Headphones based on reviews on here and price range. I'm no expert on head phones but they sound much better than my computer speakers and I like the 2 size plug. Problems, 2 months after I bought them. The left side started cutting out when the chord would move around. I only used them at home and I'm very careful with my all my stuff so, don't know what happened. If you have to send yours back they have to go to a Yamaha Pro audio repair place and then will have to be sent back to Yamaha as they are "not field serviceable" I was told. I'd be surprised if they ever return to me.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great for Monitoring/Mixing, Not Casual Listening

                By DJ Freez

                from San Diego

                Comments about Yamaha RH5MA Headphones:

                I'm just gonna say this:Pros: Accurate/Flat Response, long cord, can be played loudCons: Low end is a little weak (rolled off), cord is to long for casual use, people next to you can hear your musicBottom Line - these headphones are great for mixing/monitoring but no good for casual use.

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