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Sony WH-1000XM5 has an all-new design and longer battery life

Sony WH-1000XM5 has an all-new design and longer battery life

Two new Sony headphones have been leaked and perhaps the most exciting version of the two is WH-1000XM5Sony has developed a completely new design. Previous WH-1000XM models are known for their noise reduction quality and were popular alternatives to the Bose Quiet Comfort.

The big change when it comes to the WH-1000XM5 is that Sony has developed an entirely new design, while the older models were slight improvements over previous products in the series. It’s not as big of a change as Bose did when the company released the 700 series, which was a pretty big step in a new direction compared to the Quiet Comfort headphones. Sony ended up somewhere in between, with a slightly more futuristic design while sticking to a more typical headphone design.

Unfortunately, not many specifications of the WH-1000XM5 have been found online yet, but the new model is said to have a battery life of up to 40 hours with noise reduction turned on, which is 10 hours longer than its predecessor. Charging the battery takes half an hour longer, and is said to take three and a half hours if the charger can deliver 9 volts. Charging via USB Type-C and Sony still provides a 3.5mm jack for those times when the battery is dead or the Bluetooth connection is missing. Bluetooth 5.2 is supported, but it is not clear if Bluetooth LE Audio is supported.

Another emerging model is called Linkbuds S but it is also subject to the model WF-LSN900 It is said to be another new variant of TWS (True wireless stereo) Headphones from Sony. The Linkbuds S is said to be the cheaper variant of the WF-1000XM4, which is Sony’s current flagship when it comes to TWS headphones. The design is similar, but perhaps not as polished. On the other hand, this is a completely ordinary pair of headphones that has little in common with the previous Linkbuds model, WF-L900. In addition to noise reduction and a sensor that detects whether headphones are in use or not, there are also no technical specifications at the moment.

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