As expected, Sony is now releasing the fifth generation of its noise-canceling in-ear headphones.
Not surprisingly, they are named WF-1000XM5, and not surprisingly, Sony claims these are their best headphones ever. The noise-canceling has also improved, thanks in large part to a new chip called the Integrated Processor V2.
A new driver unit, known as Dynamic Driver X, has been introduced into the headphones. One tangible improvement is that the headphones are 20 percent lighter and 25 percent smaller. They appear to fit comfortably in the ear.
They can be connected to two devices simultaneously. The battery life is an impressive eight hours in the headphones, with an additional 16 hours in the case with noise-canceling on. If you turn off the noise-canceling, you get twelve hours in the headphones and 24 hours in the case.
The headphones are IPX4-rated, making them sweat and splash-resistant.