All The Exciting Speculations Prior to Sony WF-1000XM5 Launch

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Pre-Launch Speculations for Sony WF-1000XM5

Two years since the release of Sony’s flagship WF-1000XM TWS earbuds, there is a buzz about the launch of a new edition soon. These earbuds popped up in an independent testing database, giving rise to all this speculation.

Although not everything is known about these earbuds yet, and Sony is yet to release anything official about them, here’s everything we’ve gathered about them through the leaks.

The new Sony WF-1000XM4 are rumoured to have massive upgrades, both in terms of audio quality and design.


Sony WF-1000XM5 design

One of the most important aspects of any earbuds is their design and comfort. The earlier WF-1000XM4 had a bigger form, with many users complaining about them being bulky and weighing their ears down. The large circular shape also added pressure to the ears and became uncomfortable after some time of use.

These WF-1000XM5 renders posted by WinFuture give us a good idea of what these earbuds will look like.

The newer Sony WF-1000XM5 are rumoured to have a much smaller form factor. They are also reported to be relatively lightweight at 5.9 gms. The previous earbuds were circular in form, while the newer ones are going to have a more ergonomic design to be fitted naturally to your ears.

Some other upgrades include an IPX4 water resistance rating and support for the latest Bluetooth 5.3 version.

Active Noise Cancellation

One of the most impressive features of their predecessors, the WF-1000XM4, was their impressive Active Noise Cancellation and sound isolation capabilities. It could even cancel out drone sounds, in part due to the memory foam tight seals.

The improvement between WF-1000XM3 and WF-1000XM4 was significant, and we can expect similar results from the new launch.

These dual feedback microphones will help reduce noise in real time and optimise the performance in real time according to what’s best suited for a particular environment.

Each earbud has three microphones that will be able to capture ambient noise more precisely and intervene in the sound playback when necessary.

Sound Quality

The Sony WF-1000XM5 are rumoured to have Dynamic Driver X, which will have a diameter of 8.4 millimetres and ensure excellent sound quality. There are also going to be two proprietary processors on board for Active Noise Cancellation.

Also, the new audio driver inside the WF-1000XM5 will ensure richer vocals and an overall better sound output with more sound detailing.

There will also be support for Hi-Res Audio and DSEE Extreme. The proprietary DSEE feature will come into play when decompressing audio and promises to deliver great results. It was confirmed on June 15th that these earbuds will, in fact, have this feature.

Other suspected features include bone conduction sensors and precise voice pickup technology, which will help capture your voice during calls, even with a lot of background noise.

With the release of the new Sony 360 Reality Audio feature, the WF-1000XM5 is most likely to host this feature, and users will be able to have an immersive 360 sound experience.

Charging Case And Battery

The case of the new earbuds is rumoured to have a larger battery with a 500mAh capacity. This will improve the battery life significantly and could even extend the playback time to up to 24 hours.

However, little is known about the battery on the earbuds, so it is hard to determine how the battery life would be affected with ANC running.

WinFuture has claimed that a three-minute charge will get you roughly an hour’s worth of playtime. The case will take approximately two hours to charge.

Estimated Price For Sony WF-1000XM5

The last Sony TWS WH-1000XM5 cost $349, which was a $50 rise from their previous model. Based on this, there are some speculations that the Sony WH-1000XM5 could feature a similar price hike, so they could be priced at around $399. This equals Roughly 32,682 INR.