Yamaha is making a return in full force to the orthodynamic headphones field introducing the new Yamaha YH-5000SE. Yamaha played a major role in history when it comes to orthodynamic headphones, in 1976 captivated audiophiles with the famed HP-1, a set of headphones equal to the artistry designed by renowned industrial designer Mario Bellini.
Fusing luxurious materials with new tech and the legendary “orthodynamic” drivers, the YH-5000SE headphones are handmade by skilled craftmen in Kakegawa, Japan, the same factory that forges grand pianos and other premium audio products.
According to the brand, the new driver utilizes an ultra-lightweight, thin-film diaphragm, the result is far superior.
Taking advantage of the latest technology, we’ve redesigned this driver, which encompasses a thin film diaphragm with metal coil patterning. To eliminate any degradation in sound quality, we’ve implemented various innovative measures. These include eliminating the fixed central structure of conventional headphone drivers, ensuring shape retention by use of concentric circle corrugation and pattern reinforcement, and avoiding magnetic substances in the vicinity. All of these enable an authentic sound that is easy on the ears and yet ultra-responsive.
Weighting just 11.3 ounces (320 grams) the YH-5000SE comes with a magnesium body, making them one of the lightest, high-end headphones.
The YH-5000SE come with two types of ear pads (synthetic leather and suede), a stand, and two types of silver-coated cables, a specially designed 3.5 mm, 3-pole plug unbalanced cable and a 4.4 mm five-pole plug balanced cable.
Expected to release in 2023 the Yamaha YH-5000SE does not come cheap, the kit will retail for $5,000, but the price is well-justified! What do you think of ? Let us know in the comments below.
For more detailed info and specs be sure to visit Yamaha’s website.