Onkyo & Pioneer will release the completely wireless earphone “C5 truly wireless” of the Pioneer brand in late June. The price is open, but the estimated price is around 9000 yen excluding tax.
The greatest feature is that it has a function for capturing external sound. When this function is turned on, the microphone built into the earphones picks up ambient sounds, and at the same time, the playback volume of music etc. decreases.
This is useful, for example, when you want to hear the surrounding sounds such as announcements at a station while wearing earphones. However, it does not have the noise canceling function, which can be said as a recent trend.
In addition, it is one of the selling points that it is IPX 5 grade waterproof specification, even though it is less than 10,000 yen by tax. Although it cannot be used for swimming, etc., it is strong against splashes and sweat, so you can use it with confidence even when you are actively using it during sports.
Also, the feature is that the earphones turn on just by taking them out of the charging case and automatically connect to smartphones. Since it automatically switches to the pairing mode at the first startup, it is also sold that you can easily set the pairing.
▲The color is black/white/red.
The main specifications are that the driver has a diameter of 6 mm, the transmission method supports up to Bluetooth version 5.0, and the corresponding Bluetooth profiles are A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP. Compatible codecs are AAC and SBC. The playback frequency band is 20 to 20000 Hz.
The charging terminal corresponds to the USB Type-C standard, and continuous playback of up to 5 hours is possible with one charge. It also supports quick charging that can be used for 1 hour with 15 minutes of charging. It can be used for up to 15 hours when used in combination with a special case that can be charged on both the left and right sides twice when fully charged.