Sony presents its new wireless cases WH-1000XM5, which improves noise cancellation by 50%

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MADRID, May 12. (Portaltic/EP) –

Sony has presented its new wireless headband headphones WH-1000XM5which present a new design and improvements in noise cancellation technology that make it 50% more effective than the previous model, and in sound quality thanks to its new ‘driver’.

Sony’s WH-1000XM wireless headphones have stood out in recent years for the quality of their noise cancellation technology, and with the new WH-1000XM5 model the company says it has improved it, to the point of ensuring that it is “the biggest evolution” he has made in his headphones.

Regarding the WH-1000XM4 model, noise cancellation improves by 50 percent, with the reduction of midrange frequencies and high frequencies, such as clicks and vocals. The company explains that to achieve this it has joined two processors, V1 and QN1, next to new 30mm ‘driver’.

Specifically, the V1 processor monitors the information collected by the external microphones, while the QN1 processes all this information and inverts the wave to achieve noise cancellation.

This device count with eight microphones spread over the headphones that monitor ambient sound: three external ones and one internal on each side. The internal microphones allow to verify that the cancellation is correct.

Another novelty is the improvement of the sound. To do this, Sony has incorporated a new 30mm ‘driver’ into the WH-1000XM5, which reproduces bass sounds more faithfully. It is also compatible with HiRes formats -also wireless-, 360 Reality Audio and DSEE Extreme, a technology that scales digital music files in real time.

WH-1000XM5 introduces a new design compared to previous models. The company has used softer synthetic leather in these headphones, which makes them more comfortable to wear. The headband, for its part, is thinner and also has a soft range to reinforce comfort, but does not hold clips for adjustment with preset positions.

This redesign means the WH-1000XM5’s headphones can’t be folded, and as for the accompanying case, the way they stow away has been changed to prevent accidental drops, and can even be squashed to reduce space.

The company claims that the battery life has also improved by about two hours compared to the previous model. Specific, with noise cancellation, WH-1000XM5 offer up to 30 hours, an autonomy that amounts to 40 hours if this function is deactivated.

The headphones also feature Voice Pickup technology, which uses artificial intelligence and microphones to isolate the user’s voice and minimize ambient noise, especially wind, during calls.

It also includes other intelligent features, which warn of the volume level to avoid damage, and adaptive sound, which automatically calibrates the sound each time the user puts on the headphones. And Speak to chat, which detects when the user start speaking on a call to activate noise cancellation and remove the music.

WH-1000XM5 are compatible with digital assistants and their activation commands, but also have a touch panel for manual control. Sony has reported that they will hit the market from end of May, in black and silver, with a starting price of 450 euros.

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