Sony Electronics Inc. has introduced the newest edition of its 1000X series – the WH-1000XM5 wireless, noise-canceling headphones. Following its predecessor, the WH-1000XM4 headphones, the WH-1000XM5 headphones use two processors to control eight microphones that reduce frequency, especially mid-to high-frequency noise. They also automatically optimize noise cancelation, depending on the environment.
With the help of the Integrated Processor V1, the WH-1000XM5 headphones use Sony’s HD Noise Canceling Processor QN1, while the specially designed 30mm driver unit enhances noise canceling. These features improve sound clarity and bass reproduction. The 30mm driver unit with a light and rigid dome uses carbon fiber composite material that improves high-frequency sensitivity for more natural sound quality. Materials also include a premium lead-free solder containing gold for optimal connectivity and optimized circuitry.
Thanks to Sony’s industry-adopted audio coding technology, LDAC3, users can now enjoy premium, High-Resolution Audio, with and without the wires. All music will be restored back to high range sound with DSEE ExtremeTM4 that upscales digital music files in real time. The headphones are also 360 Reality Audio Certified, so they can be used with a custom immersive music experience in conjunction with the Sony | Headphones Connect App, which requires a subscription to a music streaming service.
Features Outside of Music Listening
Other notable features of the WH-1000XM5 headphones include Sony’s precise Voice Pickup technology, which uses four beamforming microphones and an AI-based noise reduction structure to isolate the user’s voice and minimizes wind noise during calls. Comfort is also taken account, with an all-new design finished in a newly developed soft fit, synthetic leather with a stepless slider. With the help of instant pause, their personal soundtrack will stop playing as soon as they take the headphones off. The WH-1000XM5 headphones are also Google Assistant8 and Alexa compatible.