It’s been a couple of years since Sony released its WH-1000XM4 headphones. In recent months, many specialized audio media have echoed that the new generation of Sony’s high-end wireless headphones could be very close. In February, a patent registered with the FCA already pointed out that the M5 would come out this year 2022. Now we have known a new leak in which many more details about this new generation of wireless headphones have been specified, such as their autonomy, some improvements and the final design of the device.
The Sony WH-1000XM5 can be seen in renders
The next generation of Sony’s flagship headphones will be called the WH-1000XM5. In this aspect we have no news; Sony continues its legacy by naming more and more headphones with almost unpronounceable names. Their styles will also be maintained, since everything seems to indicate that they will be sold in color black and white, just as it happened with the WH-1000XM4. However, there are important aesthetic changes.
Continuous design, but with many improvements
In the FCA patent, everything seemed to indicate that the design of this new generation of headphones would remain almost unchanged. In the renders published by the German media TechnikNews It can be seen that the design is very similar to the previous generation, but with numerous modifications. The headband is now much slimmer. It is padded on both sides and throughout the entire route.
The headset also has quite a few changes. By anchoring the headband only at the top, the entire exterior design of this area is now completely smooth. This change could result in better insulation when listening to music.
More autonomy than the WH-1000XM4
One of the data that has sounded the loudest in this leak is the autonomy of this new audio device. The Sony WH-1000XM5 will have up to 40 hours of battery life, 10 hours more than those of the previous generation. Apparently, autonomy will not be affected excessively when we use adaptive noise cancellation technology. The battery can be recharged using a USB-C cable and we will have it one hundred percent in about three and a half hours.
A new technology?
On the other hand, it is known that these new headphones will launch a new audio technology with specific drivers for each ear. However, this is the great unknown of the Sony WH-1000XM5. At the moment not much more information is known about this detail, so we will have to wait for its official launch to know all the news of this new generation.
When will we know more details?
Regarding the price and the launch date, it has not been possible to obtain much more information about it. However, many media suggest that the official launch should be in a few weeks, considering that the leak we have just seen is quite important, so it would be strange if we did not hear about these headphones in a few days. (mypatraining.com)