Sony has finally unveiled its new best wireless earbuds, the WH-1000XM5. The novelty differs in design from the entire line – now the headphones do not fold (in the spirit of AirPods Max or Huawei Freebuds Studio), although the previous version of WH-1000XM4 could do that. The storage and carrying case has also become larger.
With the new model, Sony switched from 40 to 30mm drivers, and according to Sony, this has made a difference in sound quality. However, such a serious reduction in the size of the driver usually does not lead to anything good, which means we will wait for the headphones and will definitely test them.
In the updated version, the headphones have become even better at handling various noises thanks to two QN1 processors and eight microphones. Claimed 30 hours with active noise cancellation and 40 hours without it. Supports quick pairing with Windows smartphones and laptops, multipoint up to two devices, Google and Alexa voice assistants.
No changes in codecs: SBC, AAC, LDAC. The Sony WH-1000XM5 is priced at $399 from the official online store in the US – $50 more than the WH-1000XM4. Sales start May 20th.