With the YH-L700A, the traditional manufacturer Yamaha is introducing new Bluetooth headphones that not only feature active noise canceling, but also enable a real, immersive “home cinema feeling” through a special DSP algorithm – at least that is what the press release promises.
Yamaha YH-L700 A – technical details
Within the portfolio of Bluetooth headphones, the Yahama YH-L700A is currently the flagship. The “Advanced Active Noise Canceling System” is intended to make undisturbed music enjoyment possible. The YH-L700A permanently analyzes the ear canal including the air pressure there (!) In connection with the acoustic situation, which is supposed to make noise canceling particularly effective. An ambient mode allows sounds to pass through and to communicate with others if desired.
With the Cinema DSP processing, three-dimensional, binaural sound fields are to be generated from the two-channel sound, which brings a completely free sound image with – according to Yamaha – a pin-sharp localization of the sound sources in the virtual space.
Also innovative is the Listening Care System with a fully automatic, four-volume EQ, which protects against excessive listening levels without affecting the perceived loudness.
The sound is generated by dynamic 40 mm drivers, the transmission range is specified as 8 Hz to 40 kHz. The YH-L700A supports the current aptX adaptive algorithm, Bluetooth 5.0, SBC and AAC – but also voice control via Google Assistant and Siri. If you like, you can fine-tune the sound using the free Yamaha Headphones Controller app. According to Yamaha, the battery life is up to 34 hours.
The YH-L700A will be available from August 2021 – at a price of 549 euros.