Sony announces the WH1000XM5 wireless noise-canceling headphones

Sony has announced the WH1000XM5, the successor to the wildly popular WH-1000XM4 wireless noise-canceling headphones.

The new model comes with enhancements and changes, and costs.

The WH-1000XM5 comes with a fresh design that has more cylindrical yokes and an elongated headband with a stepless sliding design and silence joints.

The new earcups can be rotated sideways, but they cannot fold back as they did on previous models.

The WH-1000XM5 is equipped with a more significant carry case to accommodate this.

The WH-1000XM5 comes with a brand new 8-microphone system that includes two audio processors, QN1. Sony says that the WH-1000XM5 has more effective noise cancellation than its predecessor, with exceptionally high and mid frequencies.

The WH-1000XM5 is also equipped with new drivers.

The drivers have a 30mm diameter and are much smaller than the drivers of 40mm drivers found on the earlier model.

However, Sony says they've increased high-frequency response, resulting in more excellent natural sound quality. They still use identical SBC, AAC, and LDAC Bluetooth codecs.

Other options comprise Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity that supports multipoint connectivity, Google Fast Pair and Windows Swift Pair support, ambient noise mode, gesture control wear detection for play/pause, and Google Assistant/Alexa integration.

The WH-1000XM5 has a battery lifespan of 30 hours of audio playback when ANC is off and 40 hours with ANC off.

The headphones can be charged using the USB-C connector.

The Sony WH-1000XM5 is sold at the price of $400. just $50 more than the WH1000XM4, which will remain offered for sale.

The models will be provided in two colors: Black and Silver.