Recently, the first images of the design of the Sony WH-1000XM5 headset have been revealed, showing a very slim and modern design compared to the XM4 generation.
Sony’s line of noise-cancelling headphones WH-1000XM4 is appreciated for its design, features, and quality. But not stopping there, recently appeared the first images of the new WH-1000XM5, showing more slender highlights. It is noteworthy that the headband is now slimmer and smaller than the previous generation, especially in the part that connects to the earbud, which is now thinner and has an attached frame instead of being attached like the previous generation. .
There is also a photo with the carrying bag of the WH-1000XM5 showing that Sony has abandoned the folding design like the previous generation, instead we just need to rotate the earbud and store it in the bag. Some of the first parameters of the headset are also revealed, according to which the headset will have 40 hours of battery life when ANC is on, 10 hours more than the previous generation. In addition, the charging time will be a bit longer with 3.5 hours to fully charge.
Notably, according to the information, the headset will have two ANC active noise-cancelling processors instead of one, the sound promises to improve with the new driver, but there is not much information yet. In addition, the headset will also have a new microphone that detects noise to cancel, and improve the recording quality.
Based on the image, you can also see a button in the previous generation that was “Custom” but has now become “NC/Ambient”. Maybe Sony changed because more people use this feature instead of voice assistant.
Not much is known about the price yet, but the WH-1000XM4 is priced at $349.99 at launch, so the new XM5 model is expected to be a bit more expensive.