Yamaha YH-5000SE – The holy grail

From the detailed breathy vocals and subtle performance nuances of the artists, the energetic dynamism without the slightest bit of distortion, and the spatial expression that fully conveys the enthusiasm of a packed concert venue, Yamaha deliver a musical experience that makes you feel as if you can reach out and touch the artist.

For this top model, every detail is said to have been perfected to achieve the goal of absolutely authentic and audiophile sound. For the first time in the company’s history, a pair of headphones thus carries the number 5000, which only superior high-end products such as the NS-5000 speakers receive.

By carrying “orthodynamic” drivers, a special form of planar magnetostatic drivers, it continues the long tradition of this technology known from the HP-1. For the new YH-5000SE, Yamaha has redesigned this specially developed driver with a thin-layer diaphragm, paying significant attention to weight reduction; the “voice coils” are etched directly onto the membranes now, and Yamaha specifies the frequency range at 70kHz.

Yamaha YH-5000SE


  • 320g lightweight over-ear headphones.
  • Open back design.
  • A 3.5 mm cable with a 3-pin plug is included for connection, and a balanced 4.4 mm cable with a five-pin plug (Pentaconn) and a 6.3 mm adapter are included for corresponding headphone amplifiers.
  • Two included ear pads: Sheepskin and Ultra suede microfibre fabric.

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