Shared by The Walkman Blog, the leak reveals the design and some features of Sony’s upcoming wireless headphones. This also portends an upcoming official announcement and release of the WF-1000XM5s.
The images from the leak show a reworked design that gives pride of place to curves. From the photos of the upcoming Sony WF-1000XM5s, it looks like they are more compact than their predecessors. A screenshot from an Amazon listing almost confirms this hypothesis, arguing a weight of only 3.9 g per earphone, 1.4 g less than the 1000XM4, the same for the charging box which is displays at 39 g and loses 2 g compared to its predecessor. Comfort should largely benefit from this slimming cure.
This same screenshot reveals an unchanged autonomy, going up to 24 hours of listening, but a faster recharge, allowing to regain 1 hour of music for only 3 min of charge, against 5 min previously. Obviously, all features such as Qi wireless charging, multipoint connection, USB-C port, LDAC support or port detection are included.
We are waiting for an official release soon and will not fail to keep you informed, before these high-end headphones make their traditional passage through our test laboratories.