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Yamaha’s new earbuds have high-end specs, but are “Listening Care is really needed?

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Aizaz khan
Aizaz khan
Aizaz was the first person to get a byline on his blog on technology from his home in Bannu in 2017. Then, he went on to a career in breaking things professionally at my electric sparks which is where he eventually took over the kit as a hardware editor. Today, as the senior editor of hardware for my electric sparks, he spends time reporting about the most recent developments in the hardware industry and technology. If he's not reporting on hardware or electronics, you'll see him trying to be as remote from the world of technology as possible through camping in the wild.

Yamaha has been loudly announcing that it will protect the health of our hearing by using volume-conscious technology that’s been integrated into headphones from 2020.

Today, the new earbuds that replace the company’s TW-E3B earbuds, which are released in earbuds, are available and tell precisely the same: Listening Care promises to ensure our hearing is protected in the future with the “4-band parametric equalizer (PEQ) to apply precise settings at each level to produce the best tonal balance at every volume” This this means that you do not need to turn up the volume to hear the crash of cymbals or bass. However, you can.

The headphones come in a classy design too! The higher-end YH E700A model from 2020 and EP-E70A wireless headsets went one step further, considering the volume of the music you listen to and background noise.

The models Listening Care were able to determine the average volume of content every 0.7 milliseconds and gradually adjust the volume over time to give the natural effect. Utilizing the built-in microphones on these headphones, the company determined the signal-to-noise (S/N) percentage of content versus environmental noise to “subtly adjust the volume accordingly for an optimized listening experience.”

At present, Listening Care is no more the main feature of the brand new and, it should be said, gorgeously completed Yamaha TW-E5B headphones. The top of the list could be the Qualcomm TrueWireless Mirroring feature for a secure connection that provides a quick and seamless swap across multiple scenarios.

It could also be the 30-hour battery, the advanced microphone design, or the Qualcomm the CVC (Clear Voice Capture) for trouble-free call handling and Ambient Sound Profile. But the Listening Care feature, which is “intelligent equalization for full-range sound at lower listening volumes,” is still available, and we’re wondering whether it’s famous (or even essential).

Opinion: music is pure escapism. Listening Care applies restrictions

Yamaha TW-E5B earbuds in brown on white background

The Yamaha TW-E5B come in quite a fetching brown color, among other options. (Image credit: Yamaha )

In the world of music that serves as a way to escape the harsh, cold reality of everyday life, listening to Care can feel like being told what you should repeatedly do. It’s not meant to detract from the incredibly impressive specifications of these authentic wireless headphones; I’ll happily accept for granted the Yamaha TW-E5B’s IPX5 certification as a reason to take them into the fitness center and say thank you for it. But Yamaha seems to be hell-bent on pursuing homegrown technology that can, as we all know, changes the sound quality of the recordings and alters what the musician (and those in the studio when the recording was made) would like you to hear under the pretense of taking care of your ears.

The company will undoubtedly claim that listening care is valuable as an additional, optional feature that no one wants to force you to use. However, you might consider lending these earbuds to a child. Music enthusiasts might argue that consumers often pay for things they didn’t request and probably won’t ever use.

It could also be claimed that if we only listen to reasonable levels to safeguard our hearing (or locate a great pair of noise-canceling headphones to prevent cranking on the volume to block out outside sound), we shouldn’t need to alter the EQ the balance of recordings. The new earbuds, TW-E5B, cannot allow active noise cancellation, despite their advertised Ambient Awareness feature.

And for a mere $150 or PS129 (around 209 dollars in Australia)) and with a choice of four distinct hues (the dark brown shade is especially appealing and above), These Yamaha earbuds are well-deserving at a second glance.

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