Yamaha TW-E5B, new IPX5-certified True Wireless headphones

The Japanese manufacturer unveiled new True Wireless in-ear headphones, the Yamaha TW-E5B, last week, expanding its range of headphones.

Of course, the True Wireless Yamaha TW-E5B headphones, like the brand's headphones, are equipped with the Listening Care function to enhance listening. The latter proposes to take care of your hearing by making all the frequencies of a sound signal audible, even at low volume.

Yamaha TW-E5B, Listening Care function

To do this, Yamaha engineers have drawn on technologies developed for ages by the Japanese manufacturer, the YPAO automatic calibration process present on its audio-video amplifiers in this case allowing the acoustics of a room to be corrected . Thus, no need to force the volume to hear the low and high frequencies. It is the hair cells, unable to regenerate, that say thank you to Yamaha.

Yamaha TW-E5B, Ambient Sound Mode

Unlike the Yamaha TW-E3B, the Ambient Sound mode is included. This allows the user, using the microphone present, to perceive his sound environment or even to converse with others without having to remove the headset.

Yamaha TW-E5B, main features

In addition to the Listening Care and Ambient Sound functions, the True Wireless Yamaha TW-E5B earphones are equipped with a 7 mm transducer and they integrate the Bluetooth 5.2 Qualcomm APT-X Adaptive function and offer an autonomy of 8.5 hours, 30 hours via the case which allows three full recharges. Note that charging using the supplied USB-C/A cable takes two and a half hours. On the voice assistant side, Siri and Google Assistant are in the game. Finally, the IPX5 certification (splash resistance) is in the game.

The Yamaha TW-E5B is controlled through the Headphone Controller app. They are sold with four different tips and sleeves in two sizes.

Words to Yoshi Tsugawa, General Manager Home Audio Division of Yamaha Corporation Japan

“It can be one of our responsibilities to ensure users can enjoy music for many years to come,” said Yoshi Tsugawa, Senior General Manager, Home Audio Division, Yamaha Corporation. Listening Care is one of the unique features that enables a True Sound listening experience without losing any musical expression at any volume level, Tsugawa explained. He also added that We launched the TW-E5B on World Hearing Day to encourage customers to think about a high-quality listening experience and their hearing health. By using our products and informing our customers of this global activity through a new website we have launched, we hope that many music lovers will think about their long-term hearing health. »

Availability in black, blue, brown or grey, scheduled for mid-April. Indicative price: 169 euros.

Reminder of the key features of the Yamaha TW-E5B:

• Type: 7 mm closed dynamic in-ear headphones

• Speakers: dynamic

• Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz

• Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.2

• Supported Bluetooth profiles: A2DP/AVRCP/HFP/HSP

• Codecs: SBC, AAC, Qualcomm APT-X Adaptive

• Certification : IPX5

• Functions: Listening Care, Ambient Sound

• Voice assistants: Google Assistant, Apple Siri

• Battery life: 8.5 hrs (continuous connection including playback), 30 hrs with the storage box and its built-in battery

• Charging time: 90 mins (earphones), 150 mins (box)

• Weight: 6.5 g for each earphone