New images of the upcoming WH-1000XM5 from Sony have surfaced. A Reddit user has already managed to get their hands on the new headphones, even though they haven’t been released yet. The packaging mentions 30 hours of battery life, which is less than expected.
Pictures on Reddit It confirms, among other things, the renewed design of the WH-1000XM5. Compared to their predecessors, the headphones have a simpler design with a thinner headband and new hinges over the ear cups. It will not be possible to “fold” the headphones with this. These changes have already been shown in diversionswhich – which TechnikNews shared last month†
Then the same site claimed that the Sony WH-1000XM5 offers a battery life of up to forty hours. That’s ten hours longer than the current WH-1000XM4, which lasts for thirty hours. However, the leaked images of the XM5 show a battery life of up to thirty hours. So it seems that the new XM5 does not offer better battery performance. The WH-1000XM5 may still get forty hours of battery life, but only with a more efficient audio codec, These are the reasons for The Walkman blog† The current XM4 battery life can also be extended to 38 hours when using the SBC codec, writes edge†
It is not known when Sony will release the WH-1000XM5 headphones. Previous models usually appeared in August, but since retail packaging for the XM5 has already appeared, the release may also drop earlier than this time. However, this has not yet been confirmed.
Sony WH-1000XM5 retail packaging. source: Chez5160, via Reddit
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