In recent years, Sony has grown to become one of the biggest players in the noise-canceling headphones product category. Success numbers like WH-1000XM2† XM3 And XM4 In detail in the concept MDR-1000XEvery time with some small improvements, useful new functions and even better noise reduction. These were among the best of the best available, so it makes sense that Sony’s premium headphones have been popular for years. One factor in this is that older models often remain readily available for a long time for a sharply reduced price. Due to the small differences between the newer and slightly older model, it also remains attractive.
This spring, the first signs of a new model came out, and it soon became clear that the new WH-1000XM5 would look different. This is the first time, because the WH-1000XM2, XM3, and XM4 look almost the same as the MDR-1000X from 2016. Switching from metal to light plastic for the headband is still the biggest external difference between the WH-1000XM4 and the original.
For the WH-1000XM5, which was officially announced today, Sony promises more than just looks. Noise cancellation should be improved by doubling the number of microphones, while it should be more visible during calls than previous models. The specs list also includes new drivers, a better Bluetooth chip, and faster charging. The manufacturer actually sent us a sample a week before the introduction to try it out. In any case, the promised improvements may cost quite a bit. As of this month, the new model is available for €420, which is a higher starting price than all previous versions. The WH-1000XM4 engine started at €380 and now it’s priced 230 EUR†
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