Yamaha RH5MA Reviews4.3/5.0 based on 6 customer reviews
Great value in headphones. These are very sturdy and sound like headphones costing much more!
from Joliette, Qc, Canada
June 11, 2012Music Background:
Comfy, quality, what a sound...so pure.My 3rd pair...great reference headphones...love them. Great price compared to other brands...
from New York
August 7, 2009Music Background:
About 15 years home recording, touring local studios, and helping bands get good sounds!
NS-10m of headphones!I've used these for years, and I just switched back to them. I don't know why I left them; there is no competition AT ANY PRICE! You can hear EVERYTHING in these. When you first put them on, you notice the flat response, and at first it doesn't sound good at all. Once you sink in to them, well, its a REVELATION! The positioning is crystal clear, I highly reccommend these for gaming and listening, not just monitoring. They do SHINE when monitoring, I got a comment from a "supreme being" of a vocalist saying he would trade me his BOSE and his AKGs for the one pair of Yamahas (not knowing the price), and that was in the first 5 minutes I got them, and they still aren't even broken in! You can just simply hear everything in the audio, vocal delays you didn't know were even there, kick drum squeaks, tom rattles and rings, the bassist tapping his finger to the beat on the body of his bass, and the guitarist's bad picking habits and lazy fretting hand (no more denials buddy lol)... all the information that "Hi-Fi" equipment tries to hide. For gaming, I think these were a better buy than my new GPU! I have used every brand and every pair of headphones extensively, and I keep coming back to these...also the build quality is better than some $400 headphones! I don't know what Yamaha did right when they designed these, but IT IS SO VERY RIGHT! I am ordering a few more pairs as soon as my Sweetwater rep gets in to work this morning! I suggest you do the same, I hear Yamaha might discontinue these like they did the NS-10m. DON'T DO IT YAMAHA! These are like reading glasses!
from San Antonion Texas
March 21, 2013Music Background:
Band Director/music composition/arrangements/original
Yamaha RH5MAI had a pair of these headphones for 17 years. They finally broke due to my careless accidental dropping them on the floor. The headphone broke off the swivel arm. These phones have pro line sound quality like the much more expensive models. I am going to order another pair.Thankyou! clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap!
from nutley nj usa
September 22, 2011
good choice nice fit great sound-ok sweetwater!!glad i found sweetwater
from Leo, IN
August 9, 2008Music Background:
Recording Engineer \ Remixer
Great, and comfy for hours.The RH-5MA's are very comfortable, with a lightweight feel and breathable wear. They have perfect frequency response for rock or electronic music. Very durable.
I sent back a pair of over-rated AKG's, which made everything sound muddy, like some high-school theater production.
June 16, 2007Music Background:
OK, but too much bassI like flat response in speakers and headphones. These are fairly comfortable, but the bass is way too pronounced and fatiguing. If you close off the slots (I used tape) the bass is much better.
If you are considering open phones in this price range, I recommend AKG 240's instead. They cost a little more, but are in an entirely different league.