Buena Park, Calif. — Yamaha announced two pairs of high-end earphones today, one of which is described as the first to be manufactured with sound tubes made from highly flexible beta-titanium material.
The material, which is used in surgical implements, allows the earphones to conform precisely to the user’s ear canals, Yamaha said. The EPH-M200 earphones will retail for a suggested $149 when they ship in November.
A second pair, the EPH-M100, is priced at $99 and features silicone ear tips with a serrated design.
Both models have the same housing design and 16mm neodymium drivers, and both come with Apple-compatible in-line mics and remotes. The EPH-M200 adds a tangle-free cord.
The EPH-M200 comes in red, black or white, while the EPH-M100 comes in blue, black or white. Both models include a carrying case.