Sony WF-1000XM5 to launch soon with 40% larger drivers than WF-1000XM4
Sony remains quiet on the launch of the WF-1000XM5, despite the volume of information that has surfaced online about the earbuds in the last few weeks. To recap, The Walkman Blog shared a screenshot of an Amazon listing that compared the WF-1000XM5 against other recent Sony earbuds. Subsequently, Roland Quandt published high-resolution product images of the forthcoming earbuds in its two launch colours.
Now, the latter has outlined more details about Sony's next flagship pair of TWS earbuds. As we have discussed previously, the WF-1000XM5 is expected to be roughly 20% lighter than its predecessor, with Sony shaving 1.4 g off per earbud between generations. The WF-1000XM5 will also be physically smaller than the WF-1000XM4, which is more ergonomic than the WF-1000XM3 too.
Nonetheless, Quandt alleges that Sony will market the WF-1000XM5 as providing excellent sound quality courtesy of 'Dynamic Driver X', an 8.4 mm driver. In other words, the WF-1000XM5 will have 40% larger drivers than the outgoing WF-1000XM4. Additionally, the WF-1000XM5 will offer dual feedback microphones, two proprietary processors, bone conduction sensors and Precise Voice Pickup technology, mirroring its predecessor's feature set. Unfortunately, pricing and availability still remain unknown, although various sources believe that the WF-1000XM5 will debut soon.