Yamaha brings ‘cinema-like realism’ with new over-ear wireless headphones

Yamaha has unveiled a brand-new pair of wireless noise-cancelling headphones, the YH-L700A, featuring 3D Sound Field with head tracking.

This technology transforms traditional two-channel listening into a 360-degree sound field with the push of a button, allowing listeners to experience movies and videos on their mobile devices with cinema-like realism.

There are seven 3D sound modes available, including Cinema, Drama and Music Video (for video content), Audio Room and Background Music (for music), and Outdoor Live and Concert Hall modes (for performances – big and small – on any social or video streaming platform). 3D Sound Field works with any stereo content from virtually any source, including both iOS and Android devices.

With head tracking, playback responds in real-time to the orientation of the listener’s head in relation to the device playing the content. When combined with 3D Sound Field capabilities, this makes listeners feel as if they are actually there.

The adaptive technology found in the L700A – which will be available next month – doesn’t end with 3D sound and head tracking. In fact, the L700A features the full suite of proprietary technology from Yamaha that optimises the listening experience for each person, based on his or her head shape, wearing conditions and surroundings.

This includes: Listening Optimiser, which works in real time, making ongoing measurements and subtly adjusting if the fit or wearing conditions happen to change, to ensure the best sound.

Advanced Active Noise Cancellation (ANC): Analyses and removes background noise while keeping the music signal pure and untouched.

Ambient Sound: Stay aware of your surroundings and communicate with others, all while keeping your headphones on and playing music. Ambient Sound mode uses built-in microphones to capture external sounds, presenting them in the background of your audio.

Listening Care: Hear full-range sound – from high to low frequencies – even at low volume settings. Found in every model in the line-up of wireless headphones from Yamaha, Listening Care encourages lower volume listening by intelligently adjusting sound frequencies to maintain the full-range sound. TheL700A features enhanced functionality, which analyses music and background noise in real time to automatically achieve the optimum balance at a listener’s selected volume setting.

In addition to all this, plush memory foam provides lasting comfort for long listening sessions on the over-ear, closed back headphones. Soft fabric accentuates the outer design of the swivelling, foldable ear cups and adjustable headband. Tactile control buttons make it easy to control and operate music playback and summon your favorite voice assistant, with dedicated buttons on the device to activate modes such as 3D Sound Field and toggle between Advanced ANC and Ambient Sound mode.

Offering up to 34 hours of listening time per charge, the L700A can be conveniently folded into the included carrying case for easy transport, with storage inside for the included charging cable, flight adapter and audio cable.