Sony WH-1000XM5: see you on May 12, 2022 for the official presentation

Communication is accelerating around the WH-1000XM5, Sony’s next high-end Bluetooth headset. After the appearance of the headphone box on the web, Sony has just announced the holding of a new event on May 12, 2022. As the illustration image suggests, it will indeed be the presentation of the WH-1000XM5.

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Two years after the launch of the WH-1000XM4, an excellent high-end Bluetooth headset, Sony is preparing to return to this segment with a worthy successor: the WH-1000XM5. For the moment, no official information has filtered on the device. Nevertheless, many revelations have already been made about him.

Several photos of the box of the headphones have been published on the net, the opportunity for us to learn a little more about the characteristics of the over-ear headphones from Sony. First, we notice that the accessory will offer a battery life of 30 hours, contrary to the 40 hours announced by several insiders. The mention the reference “Industry Leading Noice Cancelling” suggests that Sony has once again improved its active noise reduction system. Alexa and Google Assistant will also be supported by the headphones, as indicated by the two logos on the box.

Sony reveals WH-1000XM5 presentation date

The question therefore remained as to when Sony intended to officially reveal the existence of the WH-1000XM5. It is now done, with the launch of a page dedicated to a new event, scheduled for May 12, 2022 at 4 p.m.. Called “YourWorldStartsHere”, this presentation will allow users to “plunge into a whole new realm of pleasure – a world where he can escape for a brief moment of respite without any interruptions. A world that truly belongs to him”.

As the illustrative image used by Sony suggests, everything indicates that this event will be dedicated to the WH-1000XM5 headphones. Either way, the appointment is made. Note that the reputable leaker Jon Prosser was right, he who announced the presentation of a new Sony device for May 12. Still according to his information, the headset will launch for $399, which is $50 more than the WH-1000XM4. Moreover, he adds that the price of the previous model will remain the same, despite the release of its successor. Too bad for those who were hoping for a price drop with the arrival of Sony’s new generation of high-end headphones.

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