Back in 2020, Yamaha launches its YH-E700A ANC headphone model that took on the likes of Bose’s QC 35 II and claimed its space within the active noise-canceling (ANC) market. Since then, there have been plenty of Bose vs Yamaha reviews and comparisons, making for a successful entry for the company. Now, it has launched the successor to the YH-E700A headphones, calling the new model: Yamaha YH-E700B ANC Wireless Headphones.
The new model features a noticeable change to the overall design of the headphones, along with some improvements made to its signature features (such as ANC). And although the tiny generational change to its name is small, the company claims the improvements are “significant”.
Yamaha says the enhancements to ANC will help eliminate background noise while “keeping the music signal pure and untouched”, while also making controls more user-friendly and includes the company’s Listening Optimizer technology. The latter of which is a technology that adjusts the sound to the unique shape of the user’s ears and wearing styles.
Users will have full access to their favorite digital voice assistants (ie, Google, Siri), ability to use Ambient Sound mode (which most ANC models offer these days), and improved call quality. The headphones also support a low-latency “Gaming Mode” for when playing games or watching video content.
We haven’t had a chance to test them out ourselves just yet (they literally just dropped into the market), so we couldn’t say where they stand in comparison to anything. However, coming from a company like Yamaha, these headphones are sure to turn heads. Especially, since the previous model was already such a great product.
Available in both Black and Beige color options (the latter of which feeling a bit 90s old school if you ask me), its MSRP is $349.95 (same as the previous model) and is currently available and making its way to retail options around the globe.
Of course, with continued global supply chain issues still being worked out of the mix, it may take a little bit before you start seeing the new model pop up in stores or online. Things have been a little slow when it comes to that. However, in the meantime, the previous Yamaha E700A model is on sale for just $199, making for quite the steal if you don’t want to wait it out.