Sony launches its new WH-1000XM5 headphones with new design

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation Sony has launched its new Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless noise-canceling headphones in multiple markets.

The Sony WH-1000XM5 comes in a new design with a step-less sliding headband, which is now thinner, and the headphones have a more cylindrical design than the WH-1000XM4.

According to the statement, “The latest flagship headphones offer up to 30 hours of battery life and support fast charging, a 3-minute charge can give you 3 hours of listening time.”

Sony WH-1000XM5 is lightweight and comes with newly-developed soft-fit leather. The company said that the material used in the headphones puts less pressure on the ears. The headphones have a stepless slider, swivel and hanger, and silent joints.

The headphones come with a 30mm driver unit that features a soft TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) edge to deliver enhanced noise canceling, Sony says.

There is a carbon fiber composite material and high rigidity dome to improve sound clarity. The company said “it has included lead-free solder containing gold for conductivity, Fine Sound Resistor for even power distribution, and optimized circuitry for an improved signal-to-noise ratio to deliver clear sound. Sony WH-1000XM5 also uses Edge-AI with DSEE Extreme to upscale compressed digital music files in real-time.”

Other features include Speak-to-Chat that automatically stops music and lets in ambient sound as soon as the wearer starts a conversation. There is a capacitive sensor on the Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones that pauses and plays music when you remove or wear them.

Furthermore, the headphones come with support for Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple’s Siri. They feature a Quick Attention mode and touch panel to control music, as per the company.

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