Details of Sony’s next-generation WH-1000XM5 headphones have leaked, revealing a new design and more advanced specs than the company’s current premium offering.
When it comes to wireless noise-canceling audio, Sony’s current flagship WH-1000MX4 headphones are the best on the market and arguably the biggest rival to the AirPods Max, so what Sony has is naturally Apple. Attracts the interest of users.
According to an unnamed retail source who spoke to the German-based company technical BulletinThe successor to Sony’s WH-1000XM4 will get a redesign that includes slimmer articulating arms that attach the headphones to a narrower headband, reminiscent of the Bose 700. This has also led to speculation that the redesigned headband is metal instead of plastic,
The padding on the earcups appears to be more important, but Sony has apparently gotten rid of the collapsible folding mechanism that stuffs one cup inside the other, though as Edge Note, it does not appear that the case will take up much space when stored.
According to the retail source, the WH-1000XM5 will have up to 40 hours of battery life with active noise cancellation, which is 10 hours more than the XM4. The total charging time via USB-C is said to be 3.5 hours, which is about 30 minutes longer than the current generation.
All three microphones have reportedly been replaced and an NC/ambient button replaces the “custom” button found on the XM4s, although the button is still reprogrammable to activate voice assistants and the like. Is. These cans are said to have an additional ANC processor and a new sound driver, suggesting better sound and noise cancellation, but details on that front are scarce.
The release date of the XM5 headphones is still unknown, but they did Listed in FCC documents A few months ago, so he is likely to come sometime this year. Until then, the $349 XM4s remain very popular with Apple users, who are unhappy with the relative heaviness and high price of the $549 AirPods Max.
There are currently no rumors to suggest that a new version of the AirPods Max may be arriving in the near future, but it’s worth noting that Apple reportedly removed several features from the original, such as an interchangeable headband and a More affordable sports options, for which what may always appear in the future. Ideal. Apple may also add support for lossless playback of Apple Music, which would require a new audio protocol with higher bandwidth than Bluetooth.