The release of the Yamaha TW-E5B wireless headphones was not without reason timed to coincide with World Hearing Day: this model, according to Yamaha, will be able to take care of the user’s ears thanks to Listening Care technology. This is the name of the proprietary “intelligent equalization at any volume”, an extended analogue of the good old loudness.
Thanks to Listening Care, the owner of the TW-E5B won’t hurt their ears by turning up the volume in an effort to hear the highs and lows better. What’s more, Listening Care will make them sound natural and quiet. Also, the headphones have a game mode with low latency and solve noise transmission.
To achieve Yamaha’s signature True Sound concept, a 7mm driver is used, complemented by a coaxial output port, and the internal volume of the headphones is free from any protrusions that interfere with the sound. In addition, the novelty is protected from water and sweat according to the requirements of IPX5.
30 hours of battery life
Yamaha TW-E5B headphones can withstand up to 30 hours of battery life, of which 8.5 hours will be provided by the built-in batteries of the headphones themselves and another 21.5 hours will add a charging case. Controls for phone calls, music playback, and Siri/Google Assistant activation are located on the earbuds, while firmware updates and equalizer settings can be made via a mobile app.
The shape of the body, combined with the four sizes of included ear tips, is designed to give the TW-E5B a secure fit. The case itself can have one of 4 colors – to choose from.
Availability and price
In the UK, the Yamaha TW-E5B headphones will launch in April and will cost £130.
Yamaha TW-E5B Specifications
- Driver: Dynamic / 7.0 mm
- Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
- Waterproof Rating: IPX5
- Bluetooth® Version: Bluetooth® V5.2
- Supported Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
- Supported Codecs: SBC, AAC, Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive
- Continuous playback time: Max. 30 h (Approx. 8.5 h + 21.5 h)
- Continuous playback time with 10min charging: Approx. 1 h
- Charging Time: Earbuds : Approx. 1.5 h, Charging Case : Approx. 2.5 h
- Microphone: Yes
- Weight: 6.5 g (either L or R)