CanJam NYC 2023 is this weekend and we will have show coverage starting on Saturday morning. 2022 was a monumental year in the wireless headphone category with Bowers & Wilkins and Focal introducing the award-winning Px7 S2, Px8, and Bathys wireless headphones. Can Yamaha steal some of their thunder with the new YH-E700B ANC Wireless Headphones?
The headphones feature an all-new cosmetic design, that’s quite a departure from its predecessor, the YH-E700A. Yamaha is also claiming improved sonic performance, better noise-cancellation and voice call performance. However, what’s unique about the YE-E700B is their ability to adapt sound to a listeners’ ear and their environment.
“With the new E700, we’ve aimed to make significant updates,” said Alex Sadeghian, director of Consumer Audio at Yamaha Corporation of America. “From a refreshed design to improved tech for easier setup and user-friendly controls, this headphone takesa big step forward in terms of both appearance and functionality.”
The headphones employ an improved implementation of the company’s proprietary Advanced ANC active noise-cancelling. Unlike typical noise cancelling, which can often “color” or degrade the sound, Advanced ANC analyzes and removes background noise while keeping the music signal pure and untouched.
The headphones also feature Yamaha-proprietary Listening Optimizer technology, which analyzes and corrects for the effects of individual ear shapes and wearing styles using advanced, real-time processing.
- Outstanding Call Quality: Experience crystal-clear calls with advanced mic design and Qualcomm cVc (Clear Voice Capture). Two microphones effectively pick up your voice, isolate it and deliver it to the other party in perfect clarity, even in noisy environments.
- Ambient Sound: Stay aware of your surroundings and communicate with others while keeping your headphones on and playing music.
- Advanced Listening Care: Hear full-range sound – from high to low frequencies – even at low volume settings. Listening Care overcomes a typical challenge headphones face, where low volume listening leads to a pronounced reduction within specific frequency ranges.
- Google Fast Pair: A fast, hassle-free way to connect to supported Android devices.
- Voice Assistants: Quickly activate Siri or Google Assistant with one button.
- Gaming Mode: A low-latency mode ideal for playing games or watching videos.
A companion Yamaha Headphone Control App, available for iOS and Android, provides access to all headphone settings and EQ customization. The YH-E700B offers a total continuous playing time of up to 32 hours on a 3.5-hour charge. The headphones come with a carrying case, USB-C charging cable and an audio cable for wired listening.
Price & Availability
The YH-E700B is available today on usa.yamaha.com for $349.95 MSRP, in either black or beige.
- Yamaha YH-E700A Wireless ANC Headphones Review (2021 model)