Sony’s noise-canceling headphones have a good reputation in the industry, of which the WH-1000X series is one of the masterpieces. In 2020, Sony launched a new generation of wireless noise-canceling headphones in this series, the WH-1000XM4. The main point of its optimization and upgrade is to optimize the noise reduction algorithm. In 2022, there will be news of the next generation of this series. According to notebookcheck reports, the Sony WH-1000XM5 may improve its charging configuration.
The report pointed out that recently a Sony headset device code-named YY2954 passed the FCC certification. Interestingly, the previous generation of Sony WH-1000XM4 was codenamed YY2948 in the FCC certification list at the time. It also adopts a head-mounted style, so people speculate that this YY2954 Sony headset is probably the Sony WH-1000XM5 headset.
From the content of the announcement, it is suspected that the Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones use a 3.8V battery, which is 0.1V higher than the previous generation and supports 5V or 9V USB charging. This 9V charging specification suggests that this headset will likely introduce fast charging, but the specific charging power is unclear. If it adopts the 9V2A charging power specification, then the charging power of the Sony WH-1000XM5 will reach 18W.
In addition, according to the content of the certification, notebookcheck also confirmed that the Sony WH-1000XM5 will have two styles of black and silver in appearance, which is consistent with the previous generation WH-1000XM4. As for the release time, it is still uncertain, but the release time of the previous generation WH-1000XM4 was in the summer of 2020, and there have been no new products for a year and a half, so the possibility of releasing the WH-1000XM5 this summer is very high.