Although there are already many true wireless (TWS) headphones on the market, their body life is still relatively weak, and they must frequently rely on portable charging cases to survive. However, recently, Yamaha confidently launched the TW-E5B true wireless headphones, which are characterized by up to 8.5 hours of battery life. In addition, the storage case can replenish its battery by 2.5 times, for a total battery life of up to 21.5 hours.
Unfortunately, the Yamaha TW-E5B doesn’t have active noise cancellation (ANC), meaning that this in-ear headphone can only rely on passive sound insulation. If you’re serious about ANC functionality, it’s clearly not your best bet.
The good news is that Yamaha has developed some features for the TW-E5B. As you can see in the video above, the company claims that TURE SOUND technology delivers more realistic, detailed, and clear audio playback.
This is followed by a Listening Care feature that reduces risk by lowering the volume of certain frequencies that can cause hearing impairment, supplemented by HighPass Clear Speech Capture (CVC) and the aptX Adaptive feature.
It is worth mentioning that the TW-E5B also offers a game mode and supports the Apple Siri /Google Assistant voice assistant.
The headphone body features a classic set of 7mm dynamic drive units, and the housing has an IPX5 waterproof and sweatproof rating. In terms of touch control, the left earbud supports playback control/answering incoming calls, while the right earbud supports volume adjustment and song cutting.
Finally, Yamaha also provided four sets of ear cushions and a USB-C charging cable for the TW-E5B true wireless headphones, complemented by a matching app. It went on sale in April and sells for about $170.