Yamaha Introduces New Line of Wireless Headphones with Adaptive Technologies to Optimize Sound

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These new headphones allow listeners to enjoy authentic music and True Sound experiences through proprietary adaptive technologies, wherever they may go.

Yamaha TW-E7A True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds

“By adapting to each person and his or her surroundings, our headphones allow listeners to stay true to themselves and truly enjoy the music that shapes them,” said Alex Sadeghian, director, Consumer Audio, Yamaha Corporation of America.

Yamaha recently unveiled a brand-new line of wireless headphones that intelligently adapt and respond to listeners and their environment. As the size and shape of each person’s ears and head are uniquely different – as are the acoustics and surroundings they find themselves in each day, these new headphones allow listeners to enjoy authentic music and True Sound experiences through proprietary adaptive technologies, wherever they may go.

Eight new models comprise the lineup, ranging from wireless earbuds, including true wireless, to active noise cancelling over-ear headphones. All models feature new technology from Yamaha that optimizes the listening experience for each person.

The hero models in the new line feature Listening Optimizer. Unlike alternatives that take a single measurement at one moment in time, Listening Optimizer works in real time, making ongoing measurements and subtly adjusting if the fit or wearing conditions happen to change, to ensure the best sound.

The top of the line, YH-E700A wireless noise-cancelling headphones, features Advanced ANC, which goes beyond standard active noise cancelling by incorporating a new proprietary technology from Yamaha. Unlike typical noise-cancelling, which can often “color” or degrade sound, Advanced ANC analyzes and removes background noise while keeping the music signal pure and untouched. For situations where a listener wants to stay aware of their surroundings or communicate with another person, these and other noise-cancelling models include an Ambient Sound mode.

All models offer Listening Care, a technology that allows listeners to hear full-range sound – from high to low frequencies – even at low volume settings. This overcomes a challenge faced by typical headphones, where low volume listening goes hand-in-hand with a pronounced reduction to certain frequency ranges, resulting in listeners cranking up the volume to levels that may affect hearing health. The long-term impacts may be especially compounded by daily wear. Listening Care solves for this, encouraging lower volume listening by intelligently adjusting sound frequencies to maintain the full-range sound. Select models feature enhanced functionality, which analyzes music and background noise in real time to automatically achieve the optimum balance at a listener’s selected volume setting.

“By adapting to each person and his or her surroundings, our headphones allow listeners to stay true to themselves and truly enjoy the music that shapes them,” said Alex Sadeghian, director, Consumer Audio, Yamaha Corporation of America. “Now, with our new line of headphones, from the moment you wake up and head out for the day, to when you return home and relax with your favorite shows at night, Yamaha is there for you with unparalleled audio every step of the way.”

Yamaha is no stranger to the headphones space, taking the past several years to carefully develop and define its next contributions to the category. As the world’s largest maker of musical instruments and audio gear, Yamaha is uniquely positioned as a leader on the authentic expression of music and sound. It’s with that passion and understanding that Yamaha pursued its dedication to the craft even further with this new line and features to optimize musical enjoyment both inside and outside of the home.

All of the new headphones feature app control, in addition to simple controls to make phone calls, activate your favorite voice assistant and control your music with easy-to-find buttons. Each model offers a carrying case, charging cables and extended battery life between charges. Additional features and accessories vary by model.

YH-E700A Wireless Noise-Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones

  • Featured technologies: Listening Optimizer, Advanced ANC, Ambient Sound, Listening Care
  • Additional features: Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX Adaptive, simple controls (phone / voice assistants / music), up to 35-hours of wireless battery life, folding and swiveling earcup design
  • Included accessories: carrying case, USB-C charging cable, audio cable, flight adapter
  • $349.95 MSRP, available in black and white, Dec. 2020
  • Additional headphone model: YH-E500A on-ear ($179.95 / Dec. 2020)

EP-E70A Wireless Noise-Cancelling Earphones

  • Featured technologies: Listening Optimizer, Advanced ANC, Ambient Sound, Listening Care
  • Additional features: Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX Adaptive, simple controls (phone / voice assistants / music), up to 18-hours wireless battery life, travel-friendly design
  • Included accessories: soft carrying case, USB-C charging cable, USB C-to-3.5mm audio cable, flight adapter and eartips (5 sizes)
  • $269.95, available in black and white, Oct. 2020
  • Additional wireless earphone models: EP-E50A ($159.95 / Nov. 2020), EP-E30A ($59.95 / Sept. 2020)

TW-E7A True Wireless Noise-Cancelling Earbuds

  • Featured technologies: Active Noise Cancelling, Ambient Sound, Listening Care
  • Additional features: Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX, IPX-5 water- and sweat-resistant, simple controls (phone / voice assistants / music), up to 20-hours wireless battery life (5 hours charged, 3 recharges from case)
  • Accessories: Qi wireless charging case with pouch, USB-C charging cable, silicone sleeves (3 sizes), eartips (5 sizes)
  • $229.95 MSRP, available in black and white, Oct. 2020
  • Additional true wireless earbud models: TW-E5A ($159.95 / Dec. 2020), TW-E3A ($129.95 / Aug. 2020)

Additional Information and Webinar
To learn more about the new line of headphones, including the unique adaptive technologies, Yamaha is hosting a webinar, open to the public, on Monday, August 24 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern / 2:00 p.m. Pacific. See what’s in store and register here: Yamaha.io/headphones824.

Additional information on the new Yamaha headphones models and technologies can be found at yamaha.com/2/staytrue.

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About Yamaha
Yamaha Corporation of America is the largest subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement, commercial installation and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and NEXO commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, MusicCast wireless multiroom audio systems, Blu-ray/CD players, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. Yamaha Corporation of America markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, music, professional audio installation and consumer markets.

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