Yamaha Design “Synapses” HPH-MT5/7/8
Studio monitor headphones that deliver the complete range of sound.
The driver unit is constructed from a range of materials and structures optimized specifically for professional use and contained in a thick dual-layer housing. We focused on achieving a design in which the housing and arms are connected to the headband in flowing curved surfaces, without hinting at the complex mechanisms within.
We gave first priority to the appearance of these headphones when worn by users, placing the tuning forks mark at the center of the housing as a symbol of trust.
The HPH-MT5/7/8 all feature the offset arm and the tuning forks mark at the center of the housing as part of their design DNA, while the MT5 and MT8 are built around restrained designs into which new functions have been added.
In addition to the ability to reproduce even the most delicate of audio nuances, we sought to achieve functional beauty in these “tools for professionals” which possess superior durability, functionality, and portability, and are easily recognizable. With a sleek design free of ornamentation, these headphones support the creative endeavors of the user.
- Takenori Ohmachi
- Yamaha Design Laboratory
- Ryo Hadano
- Sound Engineer
- Yamaha Audio Products Development Division