As previously announced, Sony officially announced the new flagship Bluetooth active noise-canceling headset WH-1000XM5, which is determined to adopt a more minimalist design, and the frame has also been adjusted to a non-concave design. At the same time, it has also changed its shape since its launch in 2016 and replaced it with a newly developed high-efficiency sounding unit by Sony, emphasizing the provision of better active noise reduction and high-resolution sound quality.
The biggest change of WH-1000XM5 is that the overall appearance has been significantly adjusted. At the same time, the original concave-folding storage mechanism has been canceled, and only the left and right earmuffs are left horizontally flipped. The design emphasizes the use of a new laminated leather design to further enhance the passive sound insulation effect.
The fuselage is equipped with 4 sets of radio microphones and 8 sets of microphone systems for noise reduction, and uses the V1 chip previously used in the WH-1000XM4, with the QN1 noise reduction processing chip, it can perform more complex and fast audio processing procedures. It claims to be able to filter more high-frequency concentrated frequency external noise than the previous generation product. The call part uses 4 sets of microphones for beamforming radio reception.
The sound part adopts Sony’s newly designed 30mm sound-generating unit. Compared with the previous 40mm specification, this time it mainly adopts the carbon fiber composite lightweight sphere design. In this way, it corresponds to a more natural and delicate high-frequency sound performance, and at the same time, it can also match the soft suspension edge to correspond to the rich low-frequency sound performance. The circuit system adopts the gold-containing lead-free solder technology used by Sony for top-gauge Walkman products to ensure that the circuit resistance does not affect the sound quality output performance.
In the boxed part, the WH-1000XM5 will be packaged in a plastic-free material and will be packaged in the same composite fiber material as the WH-1000XM4, while the earphone storage part will provide a newly designed storage bag.