Yamaha HPH-MT220 Headphone Review
Function: Studio headphones
What’s New: There’s nothing more important than accurate sound in the studio, and the new Yamaha HPH-MT220 headphones deliver exactly that.
Sound: Right off the bat, the HPH-MT220 just sound phenomenal. They deliver great clarity throughout the frequency spectrum and don’t sound hyped in the low end at all. The top end is very clear without being “smoothed” or brittle and I can listen to the phones for hours without getting ear fatigue from boosted high mids. I loved the sound of the HPH-MT220 right away and they make great reference headphones. I’d describe them as accurate and faithful, and I wouldn’t hesitate to make tone decisions while monitoring on the HPH-MT220s.
Fit: What impressed me the most about the HPH-MT220 was how comfortable they are. The cups are large and spacious and can be inverted to monitor with just one ear if necessary. I wear glasses most of the time, and small headphones can hurt my head after long periods of time if they’re not shaped right, but the HPH-MT220’s sat great on my head and I barely noticed them after a while. The outer earpads are made of a synthetic leatherette, while the insides are filled with memory foam cushions to mold to your ears for comfort.
Bottom Line: I’ve owned a lot of headphones over the years, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a better-fitting pair of headphones on the market today. Combined with crystal clear sound quality and a great, simple look, the HPH-MT220’s are definitely a must-have for anyone working extensively on headphones.
Church Use: For monitor engineers, FOH engineers, broadcast and music studios.
For more information about the HPH-MT220 and other products by Yamaha, visit usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments.