Yamaha unveiled the YH-L700A, a pair of over-ear, noise-canceling headphones with spatial audio help. This function makes use of head monitoring to supply a extra immersive listening expertise.
The headphones have 40 mm drivers with a frequency response spanning the 8 Hz to 40 kHz vary. These have a closed-back design and when linked by means of the three.5 mm jack they help Hello-Res audio.
If you wish to use them wire-free, they provide Bluetooth 5.0 with AAC and aptX Adaptive help. Dolby Atmos (or another multi-channel format) doesn’t appear to be supported, nevertheless.
As a substitute the YH-L700A have the 3D Sound Subject function, which takes widespread stereo audio and simulates multi-channel content material. There are a number of sound modes you possibly can set utilizing the companion app (out there for Android and iOS).
Listening Optimizer makes use of a microphone on the within of every ear cup to continually monitor the sound you hear and customise the sound for optimum listening. Issues like headphone match and getting seal can have an effect on the perceived sound, these are simply the situations that the Optimizer is listening for.
Yamaha claims that its Superior Energetic Noise Cancellation is best than your run of the mill ANC, which may alter the sound whereas suppressing noise. Superior ANC makes use of each an exterior and the inner microphones to take away simply the noise with out affecting the music. There may be an Ambient Sound mode as effectively with a devoted button to toggle it on and off.
Some frequencies are more durable to listen to at decrease quantity ranges. Listening Care can increase simply these frequencies to make them extra audible with out growing the general quantity. It additionally screens background noise and makes related changes to make sure the correct stability.
Battery life with ANC enabled is basically good, 34 hours on a single cost. Recharging (utilizing the equipped USB A-to-C cable) takes round 3 and a half hours. The 3D Sound Subject function is a big battery drain, nevertheless, dropping complete listening time (with ANC enabled) to simply 11 hours.
The headphones weigh 330g and have a swivel/folding design, plus you get a tough carrying case to maintain them protected. And also you’ll wish to, as a result of these aren’t low cost.
The Yamaha YH-L700A shall be out there in August and can price €520/£450. We additionally noticed them in Australia at AUD 700.
PS. in case you missed it, try our write-up on lossless, Hello-Res and spatial audio.