Yamaha’s audio experts have introduced two new wireless in-ears, the TW-E7A and TW-E5A. In addition to reliable protection against water and dust, which both offer, the TW-E7A even features powerful active noise cancellation.
Yamaha relies on Qualcomm
Both the TW-E7A and the TW-E5A rely on a 6.2 mm driver, which is designed to provide a neutral and powerful sound. It covers a frequency range between 20 and 20,000 Hz. A Qualcomm version is used as the audio platform in both in-ears. Thus both models support the most important audio codecs with SBC, AAC and aptX. But Qualcomm’s audio platform also makes other features possible. For example, Qualcomm’s TrueWireless Stereo Plus ensures that each in-ear is equally connected to the smartphone. A Bluetooth 5.0 connection is also available. A convenient transparency mode allows ambient noise to pass through to the ear. This ensures a high level of safety, especially in traffic. And if you want to achieve exactly the opposite, the TW-E7A offers active noise reduction (ANC).
TW-E7A offers wireless charging
A look at the battery life of the two in-ears reveals differences. While the more expensive TW-E7A is supposed to last 5 hours, the battery life of the TW-E5A is 6.5 hours. When the battery is empty, the in-ears can be placed in the charging and transport case provided. One charge of the case should be able to provide three complete charges of both in-ear models. Both models can be charged classically via USB-C cable. The TW-E7A also offer the possibility of wireless charging according to the Qi standard.
Comprehensive music analysis
Yamaha has a reputation to lose when it comes to music playback. Accordingly, the manufacturer naturally does its utmost to ensure good music quality. One of the ways in which this is achieved is through so-called Listening Care. This technology promises the same good sounding music regardless of the current environment and volume. The corresponding frequencies are specifically adapted to the respective listening situation. A four-band equalizer is used. We are curious whether the music quality will always be equally good and balanced regardless of the volume.
Control elements on the in-ears
To operate the headphones, you use keys that are located directly on the earphones. You can enter all important commands besides the volume. Pressing the main key serves as play/pause command. If you double click on the right earphone, you increase the volume. On the left side the volume is reduced. If you press and hold the button on the right side, you skip the current song. Conversely, if you press and hold the button on the left earphone, you will return to the previous song.
Individual sound thanks to matching app
The sound of the TW-E7A and TW-E5A can be easily adjusted in the matching Headphones Controller App from Yamaha. This is of course available for both Apple’s iOS and Android. With the app, the headphones can not only be kept up to date with the latest firmware. You can also customize the sound of the in-ears according to your individual wishes. What exactly you can adjust is still open, though. We assume, however, that the app offers a practical equalizer with many setting options.
Prices and availability
With Yamaha’s new in-ears, you should be able to choose between the classic colors black and white. To make sure they fit perfectly in almost any ear, the manufacturer includes five silicone ear cushions. In addition to the ear molds, Yamaha also includes three different sized ear wings. The two new in-ear models are scheduled to be launched on the German market before the end of October. For the TW-E5A without ANC there is a 180 Euro RRP. The TW-E7A, which will also feature wireless charging in addition to ANC, will again cost 250 euros.