Sony officially released a new generation of over-ear noise cancelling headphones —— WH-1000XM5. Referring to the new design, the ear pads are made of newly developed soft leather, which makes it more suitable for the contour of the ear. At the same time, it can isolate external noise, and with the newly designed bracket, it can achieve a comfortable wearing experience.
Officials claim that it has the best noise cancelling technology to date. Through Sony’s newly developed V1 processor, the potential of the QN1 noise cancelling processor is fully utilized, and eight microphones can be controlled to achieve an unprecedented noise cancelling experience. At the same time, with the help of Auto NC Optimizer technology, noise cancelling performance is automatically optimized according to external environmental factors such as wearing conditions and atmospheric pressure.
In terms of sound quality, it is equipped with a specially designed 30mm dynamic driver, which enhances the clarity from low frequency to high frequency and restores a more natural sound quality. Support high-resolution audio coding technology LDAC and DSEE Extreme technology, and passed the 360° spatial audio certification. For calls, the headset is equipped with four beamforming microphones, and with the help of AI noise cancelling technology and audio signal processing, accurate and clear call quality can be achieved even in noisy environments.
In addition, Sony has introduced Adaptive Sound Control, which recognizes where the user is and what they are doing. After activation, it can intelligently learn the user’s behavior, such as where you often work or your favorite cafe, and then adjust the ambient sound to obtain the ideal listening experience.
In terms of battery life, the Sony WH-1000XM5 has a battery life of up to 30 hours, with noise cancelling turned off for up to 30 hours, and 3 minutes of charging to listen to songs for 3 hours. The official price for the WH-1000XM5 is $399 and €420.