Summary: My audio chain is MP3@320 or FLAC > HiFimeDIY USB Isolator > HiFimeDIY Sabre U2 > Fiio 6" cable > Objective2 w/ 16v 400mA adapter > HPH-200.
If you are looking for a ~$100 on ear open can that has detailed but punchy bass (a rarity), a nice soundstage (nothing to rant about), and a well tuned mid-high range these are your best bet. They will probably pair best with a neutral or cold amplifier... Otherwise I think the bass could be unbalanced.
Pros: Generously extended bass for an open can, good detail, good soundstage, I forget it is on my head (velour), portable.
Cons: Can sound veiled or heavy if you come from bright headphones, jack of all trades (master of none).
Summary: I really like them, I agree with all the good reviews and that is why I bought them. They are very light, very well made and sound great without too much bass emphasis. Only slight negatives, they leak a lot of sound as expected as they are open backed but this benefits the sound, they could also be a little more comfortable but you could say that about most.
To my ears they sound much better and build quality is top notch
Gary s, Amazon
19 July 2014
Summary: Bought these after reading online reviews on head-fi , so i suppose it was a blind buy. However, these are top quality HI-FI. I bought them to replace some Grado sr60i. To my ears they sound much better and build quality is top notch. Good mids ,treble...and bass is good without being overbearing.Separation and soundstage is superb recommended .
Summary: I've had quite a few pairs of headphones/earphones over the years. These so far have blown everything else I've had literally out of the water. Other reviewers have been exactly spot on - crisp detailed sound with no splashy symbols and no overblown bass. NB. bass should be meaty and tight, not big and overpowering. Vocals are clear and have good detail separation.
Summary: I've used a few really good headphones including Sennheiser HD-580's which play with the big boys in terms of sound performance. Whilst I'm not a die hard audiophile by any means, I've a decent idea what good phones sound like. The Yamaha's come with a 2m extension cable, a 6.3mm gold plated adaptor jack. They are comfy and well made, with good quality cable that without the extension is an ideal length for use with a portable player.
Summary: Sources: iPhone5, iPhone5 with FiiO E07k using LOD, iPhone5 with Decware Zen Head amp, various computers using the Microstreamer and Audioengine D3 DAC/amps. Review notes: My first impressions of the sound of the 200BL are based on direct comparisons to other headphones - in particular the Yamaha MT220, FAD Pandora VI, Shure 1540, B&O H6, B&W P7, v-moda M100, Beyerdynamic T51p, and notes I've accumulated from many prior reviews. I describe how I relate to the 200BL (i.e.
Summary: Not too tight or too loose, Not too bassy, not too bright, Not too loud, not too feeble, Not too big, not too small. First bit of Yamaha audio kit I've bought in a long time. I'd forgotten just how good their stuff is. Very fair price for a very, very high quality piece of kit. BUT they're leaky, and they don't have noise cancelling. Quite the opposite. Not for libraries or the Tube!
Summary: I've tried many sets of headphones both expensive and less so. These, for me, are the tops - the definition and separation is almost perfect picking out detail that are not clear on a similarly priced pair of Sennheisers. Whether I'm listening to classical or light music the detail is always superb. Sitting with chamber music it's almost like being present at a live performance. Oh, what joy!