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Yamaha RH5MA Headphones  

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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 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Good value (6)
  • Good bass (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Music (6)
    • Home audio (5)
    • With my computer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    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? :-)

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    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

    Always impressed!

    By endless

    from NY

    About Me Engineer, Producer

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Audio
      • Music
      • Recording
      • With My Computer

      Comments about Yamaha RH5MA Headphones:

      As an Engineer/Producer on a budget, I seek quality at an affordable price. Yamaha ALWAYS delivers! With a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz and the name Yamaha how could you go wrong? Look at the reviews other have given. Need I say more? If you're looking for quality headphones at an affordable price, look no further. Pick up a pair of the RH5MA's and you'll be glad that you did. You can thank me later!

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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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      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

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        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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            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

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              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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                  (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.

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