The new Sony WH-1000XM5El promise, the AirPods Max 2 should improve a lot.
When the AirPods Max, Apple’s on-ear headphones, were released, it seemed like they were a latecomer to the market. Bearing in mind that we already had among us many models of different brands with good features. But above all of them, there are those of the Sony company whose model is unpronounceable or at least difficult to remember but whose noise cancellation is one of the best on the market. At this time, what will be the new Sony WH-1000XM5El have been leaked. We’ll have to see if the new features outperform Apple’s current ones.
As leaked: New design, improvements in ANC and battery. Let’s see compared to the AirPods Max
The AirPods Max hit a market with its fair share of similar headphones to choose from. However, they entered through the front door. With exemplary characteristics, they faced the Sony WH1000XM4, whose quality/price ratio was one of the best on the market. Right now we can buy the Sony at a good price, but the specifications and images of what the WH-1000XM5El model will be like have been leaked.
Through techniknews we have learned the new specifications of the new headphones from the Japanese company that will be released soon. According to this specialized medium, they will come with a narrower headband attached to arms that connect to the pads that are also thinner. This will improve the weight compared to previous models, which would give them an advantage over the AirPods Max, which are a little heavier, and if you spend many hours with them, it shows.
It seems that Sony is going to forget the way of folding that we had until now. We will no longer be able to put one pad inside the other. In the next model, they will fold in the Bose 700 style. Something similar to AirPods Max, so in this sense, we could say that we have a tie.
They are going to improve the battery a lot. Right now it is a war that the AirPods Max have lost. Those of Apple give about 20 hours of continuous audio. According to the leaks of the new Sony WH-1000XM5El, 40 hours will be reached with the cancellation activated. This is 10 hours more than the previous model. As for the duration of the charge, it increases by 30 minutes, something that is normal, reaching 3 and a half hours in total through USB-C.
It seems that in this new Sony model, the three microphones have changed places and a button to toggle between noise cancellation and ambient sound has been included where the “custom” button of the M4 model was.
It has been leaked that there is a new additional ANC processor, which will be a significant improvement in noise cancellation. In this sense, the top of the range from Apple, offered a cancellation result very similar to the Sony or Bose. But now, if it has been improved, we will have to assume that Apple’s will be a step behind.
Now, in terms of managing the sound of the environment, the Max have no rival and we assume that it will remain the same. But of course, if you buy canceling headphones, you expect them to isolate you well, and the Sony seems to win this battle.
What price will we see in the Sony WH-1000XM5El?
If we talk about price, it is not known what they will cost, nor do we know the launch date. But I suppose that they will continue to maintain the current price range and there we can say that the AirPods Max have nothing to do.
In the field of design and materials as well as pads, the Max wins and on the street. Of course, waiting to try the new M5. But from the photos, the design is very similar to what is seen.
In short, we found one quite similar headphones, with a better design for those of Apple to the detriment of weight, now the balance, at least according to what has been filtered, opts for the new Sony. We will wait and see.