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Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones

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Marantz Professional’s MPH-2 headphones feature powerful 50mm drivers and a comfortable over-ear design, perfectly suited for both long hours in the studio monitoring in-field recordings. With th... Click To Read More About This Product

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Marantz Professional’s MPH-2 headphones feature powerful 50mm drivers and a comfortable over-ear design, 
perfectly suited for both long hours in the studio monitoring in-field recordings. With their authoritative 10–30kHz frequency response, the MPH-2 delivers the detail and accuracy needed to accurately evaluate every recording. The leather cushioning on the flexible headband and ear cups provides a fatigue-free listening experience for even the longest-lasting, most demanding sessions, with outstanding noise isolation. Their rugged stainless steel telescopic arms easily stand up to heavy-duty use. An impedance of 32Ω and 100dB sensitivity ensures compatibility with the widest range of equipment. The MPH-2 has a 180-degree rotating frame for convenient single ear monitoring and its collapsible design makes for easy portability. It includes a 1/8" to 1/4" adapter and a detachable locking 10-ft cable. The MPH-2 brings Marantz Professional’s industry-leading field recording engineering to professional headphone audio.

FEATURES

Type
  • Ear coupling: Over-ear
  • Primary application: Studio monitor
  • Secondary application: General listening
  • Operating principle: Closed
Audio
  • Frequency response: 10Hz - 30kHz
  • SPL: Info not available
  • Driver size: 50mm
  • THD: Info not available
  • Noise cancelling: No
Other
  • Weight: Info not available
  • Cable type: Info not available
  • Cable length: 10 ft.
  • Connector: 3.5mm with 1/4" adaptor
  • Built-in mic: No
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MarantzMPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones
 
4.7

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (16)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Durable (12)
  • Versatile (11)
  • Lightweight (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (15)
  • Professional recording (10)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Performances (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Novice (3), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Buy the MPH-2 if Guitar center has them in stock!!!

The Marantz MPH-2's are absolutely AWESOME. I have not heard anything that is capable of reproducing the bass accuracy that these things have. These head phones do a great job portraying the...Read complete review

The Marantz MPH-2's are absolutely AWESOME. I have not heard anything that is capable of reproducing the bass accuracy that these things have. These head phones do a great job portraying the stage presence of bass, making me feel as if I actually have a (15" studio) subwoofer in my room, capable of hitting the lowest of notes with relative ease. Instead of placing the bass in a further back location from the highs and mids, (stereo wise like the sony MDR-7510's will tend to do), these headphones place the bass closer the the listener, making the bass easier to predict when monitoring with out a speaker/subwoofer setup. And the most important part... These are designed to be efficient, requiring less power (at an easy 300mW), which even my oldest running computer (7 years and running strong) has no problem driving. I'm sure you can use an amp, but you definitely don't need to have one to get a great experience with these. The one thing I must say, is that these must be broken in, as all studio headphones need to. I will play music at a low to moderate volume for about 8 or so hours (a shift at work) before I really give it a good listen. I notice the sound will clean up most after a solid 24 hours of music playing. I have been through four sets of headphones this month alone(all studio grade headphones, tascam TH-300X, Sony MDR-7510, and StatusAudio CB-1's) and this has been the process for each and every one. I found that every time I listened to the headphones, right out of the box, I could tell that they were just not "broken in" if you will. The clarity on the head phones is up to par, however the bass may make it a tad bit hard to hear if you are driving at low volumes. That is why I use these in conjuction with the CB-1's. These are my dedicated bass headphones, and the CB-1's are my dedicated high and mid headphones. I'll use the Sony's when mixing the tracks together, and I'll often find myself using these MPH-2 to verify bass output. These are rare already!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Built well, but sound is muddy.

I bought these simply because they were available at a terrific sale price and I needed a couple of spare studio headphones for recording and editing. I'm not someone who spends a lot of...Read complete review

I bought these simply because they were available at a terrific sale price and I needed a couple of spare studio headphones for recording and editing. I'm not someone who spends a lot of money on things just because they have a good label and I have been pleasantly surprised in the past with bargain products. This was not the case here. They are built well and comfortable, but the sound quality is poor. It literally sounds like they are packed with cotton as the sound is too heavy on the bass side and the clarity is poor. Yes, I could fiddle with EQ's to bring them up to speed, but when editing for recording, this just wont fly. They are getting returned.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Quality construction... but....

By Jack

from Campbell, CA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Earcups are too small, causing discomfort
  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Mobile DJ

Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

I like the detachable cord and the cord length. The ear cushions are soft and deep but the donut hole is too small to fit all ears.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Headphones

By Tule991

from Visalia, CA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

    I bought this so I could play my guitar without bothering the family. I was impressed by the sound quality and comfort. I also like how the cord is a separate component so it can be replaced if necessary. Got it on sale for a great price. I would by them again.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Superb PROFESSIONAL Headphones

    By Buddy

    from Asheville, NC

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Listening to music on Youtube and Spotify
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

      I got these for a "song." (Sale price) I am blown away by the quality of these headphones. The entire musical spectrum is clear as a bell, from the lowest lows, to the highest highs. You not only hear the strings on a guitar picked, but you actually hear the pick striking the strings. I MUST have more of these. Hope they will go on sale again in the near future. I HIGHLY recommend these phones. They are every bit as good as anything Bose or any other company has available at a FRACTION of the cost !

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Solid Quality Headphones

      By Daryl the Deacon

      from Decatur, Ga

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Bulky/Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

      Solid set of headphones for general use. Not recommended if you need serious noise cancellation.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Total SCORE!

      By Dude

      from Alb, NM, USA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

        Accurate, broad response. I let mine play for about 10 days before I listened to them and they are quite nice, if you like an accurate broad range. I mainly use these to mix and monitor, but put them on when I'm doing Photoshop and don't feel like getting my Senn M2 circums, which are now pretty much just for out and about.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great headphones!!!

        By Leaf

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Bulky/Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

        The only thing I don't like about these headphones is the cabling. I feel that is should have come with a couple cable options like a coiled cable and a shorter cable. It comes with an extremely long cable. The sound quality is great, with great separation and really good Highs and lows. The pads are really soft and comfortable.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Buy the MPH-2 if Guitar center has them in stock!!!

        By Jack

        from Coachella Valley, CA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • accurate
        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • availability

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

        The Marantz MPH-2's are absolutely AWESOME. I have not heard anything that is capable of reproducing the bass accuracy that these things have. These head phones do a great job portraying the stage presence of bass, making me feel as if I actually have a (15" studio) subwoofer in my room, capable of hitting the lowest of notes with relative ease. Instead of placing the bass in a further back location from the highs and mids, (stereo wise like the sony MDR-7510's will tend to do), these headphones place the bass closer the the listener, making the bass easier to predict when monitoring with out a speaker/subwoofer setup. And the most important part... These are designed to be efficient, requiring less power (at an easy 300mW), which even my oldest running computer (7 years and running strong) has no problem driving. I'm sure you can use an amp, but you definitely don't need to have one to get a great experience with these. The one thing I must say, is that these must be broken in, as all studio headphones need to. I will play music at a low to moderate volume for about 8 or so hours (a shift at work) before I really give it a good listen. I notice the sound will clean up most after a solid 24 hours of music playing. I have been through four sets of headphones this month alone(all studio grade headphones, tascam TH-300X, Sony MDR-7510, and StatusAudio CB-1's) and this has been the process for each and every one. I found that every time I listened to the headphones, right out of the box, I could tell that they were just not "broken in" if you will. The clarity on the head phones is up to par, however the bass may make it a tad bit hard to hear if you are driving at low volumes. That is why I use these in conjuction with the CB-1's. These are my dedicated bass headphones, and the CB-1's are my dedicated high and mid headphones. I'll use the Sony's when mixing the tracks together, and I'll often find myself using these MPH-2 to verify bass output. These are rare already!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Built well, but sound is muddy.

        By Bradford

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

        I bought these simply because they were available at a terrific sale price and I needed a couple of spare studio headphones for recording and editing. I'm not someone who spends a lot of money on things just because they have a good label and I have been pleasantly surprised in the past with bargain products. This was not the case here. They are built well and comfortable, but the sound quality is poor. It literally sounds like they are packed with cotton as the sound is too heavy on the bass side and the clarity is poor. Yes, I could fiddle with EQ's to bring them up to speed, but when editing for recording, this just wont fly. They are getting returned.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Truly professional headphones

        By Sound maker man

        from Michigan City, IN.

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

          These are the most best sounding headphones that I own and I have over ten pairs of high quality to high-end audiophile headphones. My personal opinion on these headphones are highly rated for the build quality and the specs and mainly the sound. You can use them in your home or professional studio as I do or use them for your personal electronic devises without having to use an headphone amp. It has only 32 ohms and an outstanding frequency response of 10hz-30000khz. They are awesome. I definitnly would recommend headphones.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          MPH-2

          By TheMechanic

          from Panama City, Florida

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

            I use these Headphones for Gaming on PC. I can hear things i never heard before. I Play alot of FPS on Steam. And WOW the bass Explosions in game is crazy! Very clear Audio. They fit nicely over the ears also. I highly recommend these MPH-2 Headphones for Gaming-Music.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Low volume output.

            By Marantz Lover

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Sound Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

                I bought this with promotional discount price. So I don't have any complaints. However, with the full price around $100, this headphone is definitely not worthy. The output volume is lower than normal. The sound quality is average, mid-range sound is muddy into the background and it lacks treble. No complaint about the bass though. Overall, I'm disappointed with its sound. I own many Marantz receivers and they are superior in sound reproduction. But this time Marantz let me down.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good quality and sound but heavy.

                By Midnight Jammer

                from Dallas / Fort Worth

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

                Good quality and sound but heavy.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                For the quality and price this is a good set of headphones

                By Howard

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

                I use this for audio monitoring for location shoots and sometimes during edits. Great quality for the price!

                 
                5.0

                Wow. Best value in headphones I've found!

                By John

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

                These are awesome! 50mm drivers and big comfy cans. It helps to have a good amp driving them, but either way, they are excellent.

                 
                5.0

                I would refer anyone to GC and this product.

                By Glenn

                from undisclosed

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

                great product and service

                 
                5.0

                Good value on sale

                By James

                from undisclosed

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

                Good fitting comfortable headphones. Excellent bass response for listening to music.

                 
                5.0

                Great Headphones

                By Rafael

                from Florida

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Breaks Easily

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

                Great headphones, very comfortable

                 
                5.0

                Excellent sound

                By Mikayel

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

                Excellent Quality !

                 
                5.0

                Great product

                By nitin

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

                Every frequency comes out clean, great to hear my own playing when everyone is sleeping. Also helps me to re-adjust my amp.

                Fun listening to music too from a CD, MP3 or utube.

                 
                5.0

                Great value and great performance!

                By Ron

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Marantz MPH-2 Professional Studio Headphones:

                I use these head phones in my home studio and when recording at a professional studio. Great value and great performance bests describes this product. High quality sound and comfort.

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