Sony Announces the WH-1000XM5 Wireless Headphones

Sony announced a new set of flagship noise-cancelling headphones: the WH-1000XM5. The headphones have a new design. The headband is slightly thinner, and, instead of arms that cradle the ear cups at both sides, there’s a single stem running down the center. Sony has amped up the noise cancellation by adding a second processor to the new headphones. According to a press release, the change can be noticeable in ”mid- to high-frequency noise”. There’s now eight microphones around the perimeter of each ear cup. The controls remain the same: control audio with tap and swipe gestures, and there’s a physical button for switching between ANC and ambient modes. Sony however still plans to keep selling the WH-1000XM4s released last year.

Tech Specs
Colours: Off-White, Black
Weight: Approx. 250g
Headphone type: Closed, dynamic
Driver Unit: 30mm
Magnet: Neodymium
Volume Control: Touch Sensor
Cord Type: Single-sided (detachable)
Input(s): Stereo Mini Jack
Battery Charge Time: Approx. 3.5 hrs
Battery Life (continuous music playback time): Max. 30 hrs (NC ON) , Max. 40 hrs (NC OFF)
Battery Life (continuous communication time): Max. 24 hrs (NC ON) Max. 32 hrs (NC OFF)
Bluetooth® Bluetooth Specification Version5.2 10m range
Noise Cancelling: Auto NC Optimizer
Extra features: Speak to Chat, 360 Reality Audio, DSEE Extreme, Spotify Tap, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

Price: $400, available May 20th

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