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Ambient Sound

Choose when to let the world in.

There are times when you just want to get away from it all, shut out life’s problems and wrap yourself in your music. Headphones are great for creating that personal happy place. But what if you’re de-stressing to your Happy Place playlist on your train ride home and you miss the announcement for your stop? Too much isolation can be a bad thing.

The Ambient Sound feature in Yamaha YH-E700A, YH-E500A, EP-E70A, EP-E50A, TW-E7A and TW-E5A wireless noise-cancelling headphones, earphones and earbuds provides the perfect solution when you need to be aware of your surroundings. “Ambient” sound is all the sounds in the environment around you, from birds chirping to car engines idling to someone trying to tell you that you dropped your wallet back there. There are active noise-cancelling headphones and earbuds that use built-in microphones to capture external noise so it can be separated and removed from the music you’re listening to … but the same technology that removes ambient sound can also let it in. When Ambient Sound is active, external noise is blended into the background of the audio content; when Noise-Cancelling is active, the noise is carefully removed, allowing only the pure music signal through. By toggling between the two modes, you can opt to let in environmental sounds or remove them. Freedom of choice — it’s a wonderful thing!

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