After a series of leaked rumors, Sony has recently introduced its latest high-end noise-canceling headphones called WH-1000XM5. This year’s generation brings a new design, upgraded internal hardware as well as a higher price than the WH-1000XM4.
In terms of design, looking at the rendered images, we can also see a significant change in design compared to the 1000XM4 version, which also looks much better. Sony says it has used a new synthetic leather material for the headband and earpad area, which is slightly thinner than previous versions and feels more comfortable to wear on contact.
The headset headband is also redesigned to be slimmer and more compact, and can not be folded to store it in the box anymore, instead users will have to carry a much larger carrying case. In terms of navigation, the WH-1000XM5 still uses swipes and touches, has an additional ANC noise cancellation mode switch and crosstalk mode on the edge.
According to Sony, the company has also upgraded the noise cancellation of the headphones to a new level when it is equipped with a new processor next to the QN1 processor similar to that on the XM4 series, which is effective in noise cancellation at low frequencies. mid to high frequency range. It is not clear how the WH-1000XM5’s noise resistance is, but it will certainly be extremely impressive because the current XM4 has already provided excellent noise resistance.
In terms of sound quality, Sony replaced the 40mm driver on the XM4 with a new 30mm driver on the XM5, promising for improved sound quality, especially in the bass range and detail. Previously, the WH-1000XM4 headphones were complained by users about the opaque bass quality, it seems that the new version has fixed this problem.
Sony WH-1000XM5 improves recording microphone quality thanks to AI algorithms, supports LDAC, AAC and SBC codecs, DSEE Extreme compatibility, 360 surround sound, supports Speak to Chat and virtual assistants like Alexa or Google Assistant. The headset uses the Bluetooth 5.2 standard.
In terms of battery life, the WH-1000XM5 headphones can listen to music continuously for 30 hours with ANC on or 40 hours with ANC off. To fully charge the battery requires 3.5 hours of charging via the USB-C port. Users use the Sony Headphones Connect application to customize and update the software for the headset.
Sony WH-1000XM5 is priced at 400 USD, equivalent to about 9.2 million VND, 50 USD more expensive than the WH-1000XM4.
Sony Noise Canceling Headphones WH1000XM5 Official Product Video