Sony WH-1000XM5 headphone: new wireless headphones with ANC: If you think of wireless headphones with the best noise canceling, then you will quickly end up with this series from Sony. This new fifth generation once again promises to combine outstanding sound quality with industry-leading noise canceling technology via eight microphones and Auto NC Optimizer. As Sony calls it, the ‘best noise canceling – now even better’. Two processors with eight microphones continuously monitor to optimally reduce noise, filtering out noise especially in the mid and high frequencies on the Sony WH-1000XM5.
New 30mm driver and 360 Reality Audio
The Sony WH-1000XM5 features a specially designed 30 mm driver with a light, rigid dome and is made of, among other things, carbon fiber composite. This should improve high-frequency sensitivity for a natural sound. LDAC must provide High-Resolution Audio. All music will be optimized while preserving the treble thanks to DSEE Extreme. Upscales digital music files in real time. 360 Reality Audio is also present, guaranteeing a three-dimensional music experience.
In terms of design, Sony is doing it differently this time. Where the Sony WH-1000XM3 and the WH-1000XM4 very similar, this time it is a new style with a leather finish, soft fit and above all a minimalist design. Of course you can also use this model for phone calls, where the four beam-forming microphones and an AI-based noise canceling can accurately isolate the voice and suppress wind noise.
The wireless headphones from Sony have NFC and Bluetooth 5.2 and have a battery life of 30 hours with noise canceling turned on. Via Quick Charge you can enjoy five hours of music after ten minutes of charging. The headphones are also quickly connected to your smartphone via Google Fast Pair. Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are also supported.
Price and availability of Sony WH-1000XM5 headphone
The Sony WH-1000XM5 comes with a carrying case and will be available in black and platinum silver from May 2022. The suggested retail price is 420 euros.