Is Sony WF-1000XM5 On the Horizon?


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The upcoming high-end wireless earphones from Sony, the Sony WF-1000XM5, have an official release date. According to an announcement made on its Twitter page, the next-gen premium Bluetooth earbuds will be released on July 24th, 2023.

Even though the Twitter announcement does not explicitly disclose that it is about the earbuds, the tagline says it all. Want to know what the tagline is about?

It says, “For the silence. For the sound.” It is accompanied by “stay tuned…you’ll want to hear this.” Both of these statements lead to the launch of the Sony WF-1000XM5.

Sony WF-1000XM5
Source: Sony; WF-1000XM4

After all, Sony would not say statements such as these ones other wireless headphones other than the WH-1000XM series. And as you know, Sony has already released the WH-1000XM5. 

Moreover, we have seen a lot of leaks about the  Sony WF-1000XM5 in the past few weeks. All of them suggested that the wireless earbuds are very close to release. 

Even the pricing information about the buds got out recently. Nonetheless, the Sony WF-1000XM5 is set to be a true successor of the Sony WF-1000XM4.

Sony WF-1000XM5
Source: Sony; WF-1000XM4

And if you have not had the chance to experience the Sony WF-1000XM4, it is the best-in-class. It comes with industry-leading noise cancellation, perfectly-tuned drivers, and, most importantly, ergonomic design.

According to the leaks around the Sony WF-1000XM5, there could be a design change. The leaks suggested that the buds would be smaller in size and feature a much more contoured shape. 

In addition, the leak specified that the earbuds are lighter than the predecessors. Looking back, the Sony Sony WF-1000XM3 weighed 8 grams each, while the Sony WF-1000XM4 weighed 7 grams each.

Sony WF-1000XM5
Source: Sony; WF-1000XM4

All of these changes will make the upcoming earbuds even more comfortable to wear. Additionally, the charging case is likely to see a change in the Sony WF-1000XM5. 

The leak showed wireless buds with a 2-pin design, while the predecessors came with a 3-pin design. There are some potential changes to the LED on the front of the carrying case.

Of course, it’s not just about the design changes. Being a flagship product, the WF-1000XM5 will bring multiple upgrades on other essential factors.

Sony WF-1000XM5
Source: Sony; WF-1000XM4

For example, there could be a new driver setup, advanced wireless technologies (likely Bluetooth 5.3), and, most importantly, a set of high-end audio technologies. All-in-all, the Sony WF-1000XM5 will definitely be a major release in the audio industry. 

Considering how well the Sony WF-1000XM4 performs, it will be interesting to see where Sony takes the XM5s in terms of sound quality and user experience. All of it will be unveiled on July 24th, 2023.

Slava is a man of mystery and no-one seems to know exactly where he is at any point in time. When he isn't enjoying writing about all things audio and technical he can be found researching his next project of interest. The man never rests.

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