Yamaha is expanding its range of wireless headphones with two new models: the TW-E7B and TW-ES5A. The first are positioned in the upper part of the range and demonstrate audiophile claims thanks to the “advanced” active noise cancellation. The latter are designed for sports activities and are IPX7 certified, which allows them to withstand immersion for 30 minutes at a maximum depth of one meter.
Yamaha TW-E7B: music first
Let’s start with the TW-E7B, which was designed with audiophiles in mind, with 10mm drivers and Active Noise Cancellation (RBA) that should enhance music without distorting it. Yamaha explains that the drivers and diffusion nozzle are aligned with the axis of the sound guide to eliminate any parasitic obstruction. According to the Japanese manufacturer, the presence of an air vent should enrich bass reproduction. With regard to RBA, Yamaha explains that it has chosen an algorithm that does not apply corrective processing to the music playback signal. The filtering work focuses on the noise picked up in the ear canal by the headphone’s internal microphone, without touching the music signal as “classic” RBA systems do. As a result, Yamaha promises that the TW-E7B can “cut the noise” while leaving the music untouched. The headphones are splash-proof (IPX5) and compatible with Bluetooth 5.2, AAC, aptX Adaptive and SBC. Also note the presence of a mode that should reduce the delay for games and videos. Autonomy is given for six hours with the RBA on charge, the case gives an additional 16 hours. Yamaha TW-E7B will be available from next month for 279 euros in four colors: black, beige, blue and white.
Yamaha: sport and autonomy
The TW-ES5A is primarily aimed at practitioners looking for headphones designed for sports. Accordingly, they are designed with a retaining fin and water resistance (IPX7), which can withstand immersion to a depth of one meter for 30 minutes. The Yamaha TW-ES5A uses 6mm headphones. They don’t have active noise cancellation, but they do have an ambient sound mode that lets you hear ambient sounds while listening to music, making it easier to play sports in urban areas. There is Bluetooth 5.2 compatibility and support for AAC, aptX Adaptive and SBC codecs. In terms of battery life, Yamaha claims 9 hours on a single charge and 25 additional hours with a case. The TW-ES5A will also be available in July in five colors (Black, Pink, White, Green and Racing Yamaha Motor Blue) for €199.