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Sony launches WH-1000XM5 wireless noise-canceling headphones

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  • anonymous
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why nowadays headphone seems like in competition for better noise canceling instead of sound quality?

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Not buy XM4 waiting for this XM5, bought Edifier W820NB while waiting (a cheap, Hi-Res, and great sound quality btw). I like this design better, more futuristic.
From some articles and youtube reviews, it seems like XM5 is a downgrade for basshead.

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Anonymous, May 13, 2022Looks like Beats. Why Sony?Don’t make me laugh.

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Can those headphones cancel your fake pathetic life?

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LoneOwl, May 13, 2022They look like another great headphone release like the previous ones,but the price jump has t… moreIt’s called business, bro.

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What about IP rating??
If no then no need to buy, even XM3 is already perfect and capable of most of these things.

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Anonymous, May 13, 2022I have Anker Q20 and the only thing it cancels are the external music sounds. They cost 50 eur… moreYou haven’t used the XM4 from Sony I suppose. Even those cancel out everything.

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At that price rather Bose for much more quality or Senheiser or Yamaha. Even JBL are way cheaper and equal or comparable to theses.

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Hamburger, 13 May 2022I read that this new XM5 has a 30mm drivers. The older XM1-4 had 40mm drivers. Don’t kn… moreIf it’s about bass it depends on max spl, but I guess they had such a question when building this. Hw should be good, so the freq spectrum should improve. Now just to confirm it in tests. I use ratings site.

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Anonymous, May 13, 2022I have Anker Q20 and the only thing it cancels are the external music sounds. They cost 50 eur… moreYou pay 20% for 80% product.

80% for next 20% of the product!

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Anonymous, May 13, 2022I have Anker Q20 and the only thing it cancels are the external music sounds. They cost 50 eur… moreWait for reviews to find your answer. But most probably it has strong noise canceling. You can also check Bose headphones as well. They have strong noise canceling but slightly boring sound with less bass. For sound Sony is better. For noise canceling both are good.

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Hamburger, 13 May 2022I read that this new XM5 has a 30mm drivers. The older XM1-4 had 40mm drivers. Don’t kn… moreCarbon fiber I suppose. If I’m wrong, I blame Linus Sebastian

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imparanoic, May 13, 2022gather you didn’t do your homework either, also my reference is walkman blog who does tea… moreWhat amuses me is how much you guys talk about codecs. Codecs make no difference in music quality whatsoever. After trying Tidal with LDAC, and comparing it with Spotify running SBC, I concluded that Tidal offers better sound purely because of better mastering. Switching codecs made no difference; It does appear that Tidal Masters is only really useful for wired audiophile headphones, preferably planar magnetics.

However, I am excited about the new driver. Considering how Sony has always used 40mm drivers, the move to a new (smaller) size will maybe mean a new flavor of sound. However, I am concerned that this will all be in vain, as MKBHD noted how the APMs are still more balanced. So, maybe this will still just be the same, albeit slightly better.

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They look like another great headphone release like the previous ones, but the price jump has to stop.
50dollars more compared to the previous one, wtf Sony?

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  • anonymous
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I have Anker Q20 and the only thing it cancels are the external music sounds. They cost 50 euros.

What about these? whoping 400 euros. Will it cancel human voice? Keyboard, mouse clicks?
If their ANC can cancel everything, than I suppose it is worth the money.

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gringo, 12 May 2022LOL, aptX is a codec and not a hardware, samsung and meditek phones use it on their phones. ch… moregather you didn’t do your homework either, also my reference is walkman blog who does teardowns and concludes which hardware chips support certain codec

The hardware has to support the codec for it to work, it’s why samsung never advertise their snapdragon phones or tablets support aptx hd or ldac, but after unlocking this function. it works, but on their exynos phones even if you unlock it, it can work with aptx hd or ldac, source, head fi and my s6 tab with wh-1000xm3

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I read that this new XM5 has a 30mm drivers. The older XM1-4 had 40mm drivers. Don’t know what material and tech is in the new 30mm one, hopefully it can deliver better sound quality than the prev gens.

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Had the first WH-1 and now I use the WH-3, will wait ..
Great Headphones.

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where’s the earbuds version? 🙁

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Tondern, 13 May 2022I don’t think it’s time to upgrade my XM3’s yet, maybe next gen.XM3 is still a great headphone.. I would rather go for XM3 because they’re very cheap right now and still good..

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