Earbuds can be a health risk. We tend to crank up the volume because we can’t hear the details at a lower volume or because of environmental noise. While active noise cancellation serves to mitigate the latter, there is nothing much that can be done with the former. That is until Yamaha TW-E3B True Wireless Earbuds comes along.
Yamaha TW-E3B True Wireless Earbuds is an innovative TWS that features Listening Care technology that lets you enjoy full-range sound even at lower volume settings.
You see, typically when at a lower volume, certain frequency ranges get reduced too, and thus, it results in users pumping up the volume in order to hear more details.
However, Listening Care promised that lowering of volume will not result in a reduction within specific frequency ranges. It intelligently adjusts sound frequencies to maintain the full-range sound when lowering the volume.
In addition, the earbuds’ design allows the earbud to be inserted deeper into the soundhole to create a better seal to minimize sound leakage, which is also a culprit of loss of audio details.
It is certainly a unique selling proposition that may interest the growing group of health-conscious music lovers. And it should be a concern as, according to WHO, it is “estimated that a billion young adults are at risk of permanent, avoidable hearing loss due to unsafe listening practices.”
Other highlights include Bluetooth 5.0 with Qualcomm aptX, on-ear controls, support for SBC and AAC, IPX5 rated for water resistance, voice assistant support (Google Assistance and Siri), and 24 hours battery life (6 hours for earbuds).
To be honest, the design is rather underwhelming, but quite typical of Yamaha (it does, however, comes in 6 different colorways). But what is important? Style or hearing health? You decide.
The Yamaha TW-E3B True Wireless Earbuds was announced earlier this month. At this point, these latest earbuds from Yamaha do not appear to be available in N.A. yet. It will be available in Europe and the U.K. starting in September for €139 or £119 (about US$160+).
Fun fact: Do you know that Yamaha’s logo is actually made up of three tuning forks? The tuning fork is a homage to its piano-making business which started it all. And yes, it is the same Yamaha that makes outboard motors and motorcycles. If don’t know, now you know!
Images: Yamaha [UK].
via What Hi-Fi?