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Yamaha TW-E5B True Wireless Earbuds – Feel true Sound

Yamaha True Sound Technologies, this is clearly the focus of the new in-ear headphones from Yamaha Music Europe GmbH, because with the new Yamaha TW-E5B True Wireless Earbuds, nothing less than first-class music is to be presented whenever and wherever the user wants it.

The new Yamaha TW-E5B True Wireless Earbuds now expand the already very well positioned range of headphones from the Japanese consumer electronics company Yamaha Music Europe GmbH. As is well known, the company had re-entered the market segment in 2019 after focusing solely on headphones in the professional environment for several years.

Since the re-entry, however, the company has been very strongly committed to the headphone segment and can boast unique features and outstanding technologies here above all.

Feel true sound – Building on decades of expertise

Yamaha Music Europe GmbH cites one point in particular as essential for headphones, and that is the decades of experience that the company can demonstrate in the professional audio segment. The Japanese company is known as one of the leading instrument manufacturers and can point to an immensely wide range of products in the pro audio sector, from sound reinforcement to studio equipment.

The company is therefore very close to the recording and production of music, and can justifiably claim to know exactly how music should sound. And it is precisely this expertise, which Yamaha Music Europe GmbH likes to refer to as the basis for “Yamaha True Sound”, that is also to benefit the company in the field of consumer electronics and personal audio devices. This is also the case with the new Yamaha TW-E5B True Wireless Earbuds.

Yamaha TW-E5B True Wireless Earbuds – Sound and Style

With the latest in-ear headphones in the product range, the Japanese company once again wants to offer the best sound through unique technologies, but at the same time an extremely elegant solution that corresponds to the modern lifestyle.

The Yamaha TW-E5B True Wireless Earbuds offer, the manufacturer is convinced, no less than Yamaha True Sound and thus deliver music with all the details, just as if you were live at the recording. At the same time, they present themselves as flexible, elegant solutions of an active lifestyle.

Yamaha True Sound

This is to make possible above all a driver with 7 mm diameter, whereby one created from the diaphragm over the drive of the driver up to the air flow in in the housing a system optimized on all interests, in order to make a dynamic, balanced and room-filling presentation possible.

However, the framework for the frequency response is once again determined by the signal transmission via Bluetooth, this is 20 Hz to 20 kHz.

The new Yamaha TW-E5B True Wireless Earbuds relies on Bluetooth 5.2 from the specialist Qualcomm, whereby this supports the profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HFP and HSP and in addition to the codecs SBC and AAC also aptX Adaptive.

An essential feature in this context is Qualcomm TrueWireless Mirroring, which is supposed to guarantee a particularly stable connection to the source device. According to the manufacturer, this also allows for a longer battery life since a stable connection also enables resource-saving operation.

A special gaming mode is aimed at the youthful target group, who use the Yamaha TW-E5B True Wireless Earbuds as an extension for their portable game console or also games on the smartphone. The aim is to guarantee the lowest possible delay between audio and video.

The chipset from Qualcomm is used for several other tasks in the new Yamaha TW-E5B True Wireless Earbuds, because it provides a DSP that takes over a number of essential tasks.

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  • Foto © Yamaha Music Europe GmbH | Yamaha TW-E5B True Wireless Earbuds
  • Foto © Yamaha Music Europe GmbH | Yamaha TW-E5B True Wireless Earbuds
  • Foto © Yamaha Music Europe GmbH | Yamaha TW-E5B True Wireless Earbuds

Yamaha Listening Care

One of these tasks is the so-called Yamaha Listening Care, a DSP algorithm that is supposed to guarantee a balanced, natural sound even at low volumes in order to protect the user’s hearing even during prolonged use. This is ultimately achieved by an equalizer that automatically adjusts the upper and lower frequency ranges accordingly, thus guaranteeing a coherent, full sound image.

No active noise cancelling, but ambient sound

Even though the new Yamaha TW-E5B True Wireless Earbuds don’t have active noise cancellation, they are still said to feature an ergonomic fit with a high attenuation of ambient noise. Eartips in different sizes – XS, S, M and L – that are included in the scope of delivery also contribute to this.

Yamaha Music Europe GmbH has therefore decided to equip the new Yamaha TW-E5B True Wireless Earbuds with an Ambient Sound mode, which allows the user to perceive the environment, for example in traffic, in means of transport, or even in the family circle.

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Best voice quality

Like every True Wireless in-ear headphone, the new Yamaha TW-E5B True Wireless Earbuds are of course equipped with integrated microphones for making phone calls or video calls directly with the smartphone. The manufacturer promises particularly good voice quality.

This is made possible by a specially developed microphone channel in combination with Qualcomm cVc Technology, which stands for Clear Voice Adapter. A combination of noise and echo cancellation is supposed to guarantee crystal-clear voice quality in any environment.

This also includes the possibility to use voice assistants, i.e. to call up information or give commands directly at the push of a button. The new Yamaha TW-E5B True Wireless Earbuds support both Google Assistant and Apple Siri, depending on which smartphone is used.

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Ergonomic fit, water and dust resistance, and simple controls

We have already mentioned that the new Yamaha TW-E5B True Wireless Earbuds were designed according to ergonomic criteria. In this context, we should also mention the fact that the in-ear headphones, which are very light at 6.5 g, are also very easy to put in the ear. The Yamaha TW-E5B True Wireless Earbuds can easily be put into the right position by inserting and slightly turning them, which is relevant for optimal wearing comfort on the one hand, but also for optimal sound and also guarantees a secure hold.

It should be mentioned that the new Yamaha TW-E5B True Wireless Earbuds are resistant to water, sweat and dust according to IPX5, so they can be used without any problems in all situations and in any weather.

It’s interesting to note that they didn’t opt for a touch panel for operation, but rather real buttons that can be found on the top of the earbuds. This has the big advantage that you can really feel the controls and use them in a controlled way.

Of course, a suitable app that has all relevant settings and allows possible updates should not be missing. This is available in the form of the Yamaha Headphone Control app for Google Android and Apple iOS.

Long battery life, fast charging

The manufacturer states a battery life of up to 8.5 hours for the new Yamaha TW-E5B True Wireless Earbuds, which of course includes a matching transport case that acts as a charging station. A battery is also integrated here, which provides another 21.5 hours of playtime. In total, you get 30 hours away from the power outlet, whereby charging is done via USB-C. The matching cable with a length of 30 cm and USB Type A to USB Type C is included.

By the way, 10 minutes in the charging case is enough for another hour of music enjoyment, and after just two and a half hours, the case and headphones are fully charged again.

Prices and availability

The new Yamaha TW-E5B True Wireless Earbuds will be offered at a suggested retail price of € 159,-. Currently, it is assumed that it will be available in April 2022. What is certain, however, is that these new True Wireless in-ear headphones from Yamaha Music Europe GmbH will be offered in a wide variety of attractive colors. Thus, the customer has the choice between Blue, Brown, Black and Grey. This color palette shows that the new Yamaha TW-E5B True Wireless Earbuds are aimed at a style-conscious clientele that wants it discreetly elegant restrained.

Getting to the point

With the new Yamaha TW-E5B True Wireless Earbuds, Yamaha Music Europe GmbH is once again expanding its range of headphones, namely, as the name suggests, so-called True Wireless In-ear headphones. These are supposed to be distinguished by a variety of technologies, which are supposed to provide a particularly good sound on the one hand, as well as an undisturbed listening pleasure and a flexible application in the most diverse situations.

PRODUCTYAMAHA TW-E5B TRUE WIRELESS EARBUDS
Price€ 159,-
ManufacturerYamaha
ManufacturerYamaha Corporation
DistributionYamaha Music Europe GmbH
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Michael Holzinger

Michael Holzinger, founder and editor-in-chief of HiFi BLOG and sempre-audio.at, has been working for years as a journalist in the fields of IT, photography, telecommunications and consumer electronics.

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