Sony launched its latest truly wireless stereo (TWS) earphones, the WF-1000XM5, with several impressive features. Equipped with the Integrated Processor V2 and QN2e noise-cancelling processor, these earphones offer excellent active noise cancellation (ANC) support. The Dynamic Driver X and DNN processing enhance sound quality and call clarity, respectively.
The earphones come with four sizes of polyurethane foam eartips, ensuring a comfortable fit. They boast a remarkable battery life of up to 12 hours with general usage and support both wired and wireless charging.
Priced at $299 (approximately Rs. 24,447), the Sony WF-1000XM5 is available for pre-order in Black and Silver colors on the Sony US online store, with sales starting in August. While there’s no information about an India launch yet, they are expected to compete with Apple’s AirPods Pro 2 and other premium options in a similar price range.
The WF-1000XM5 is an upgraded version of its predecessor, the WF-1000XM4, offering improved sound, noise cancellation, and call quality. It features 24-bit audio processing, DSEE Extreme upscaling technology, and supports various audio codecs, including LDAC for Hi-Res wireless audio streaming.
Sony claims that the WF-1000XM5’s deep neural network (DNN) processing, coupled with bone conduction sensors, enhances call quality even in noisy environments. The earphones also support Speak to Chat, adaptive sound control, multipoint connect, Fast Pair, Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity, and voice assistant support for Google and Alexa.
With an IPX4 rating for splash resistance, these earphones are suitable for outdoor use. The charging case measures 64.6 x 40.0 x 26.5 mm and weighs 39g, while each earphone weighs 5.9g. All in all, the Sony WF-1000XM5 promises to be an impressive offering in the TWS earphone market.