Sony’s WF-1000XM5 Earbuds Unveiled: Redesigned and Packed with New Features

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Sony WF-1000XM5 Leak: What We Know So Far

If you’re a fan of Sony’s WF-1000XM4 noise-cancelling earbuds, you’ll be excited to hear about the upcoming Sony WF-1000XM5. A recent leak from The Walkman Blog has given us a sneak peek at what we can expect from the new earbuds.


According to the leak, the Sony WF-1000XM5 earbuds will have a more compact, rounded shape than their predecessors. The left earbud will feature a microphone array, and the earbuds will be manufactured in China. While the glossy plastic pictured in the leak doesn’t look as premium as the matte black version of the WF-1000XM4, we hope that the final product will have an upgraded design.

Charging Case

The Sony WF-1000XM5 charging case will also have a more rounded shape than the WF-1000XM4 case, and will feature a two-pin charging mechanism instead of the three-pin system on the XM4 case. The case will also have a more powerful 5V = 230mA specification, which should result in faster earbud charging than the XM4 case’s 5V = 140mA specification. The case will have a standard LED dot on the front instead of the thin LED on the XM4 case. The case will also have a wireless charging coil that works with Qi, just like the WF-1000XM4 case.


The leak also includes a teardown of the WF-1000XM5 earbuds, which reveals several identifiable parts:

  • Contacts for a wireless antennae and touch sensor
  • MEMS microphone
  • Contacts for the speaker driver
  • Contacts for another speaker driver
  • Proximity sensor
  • MEMS microphone

What do you think of the Sony WF-1000XM5 design? Let us know in the comments below. And be sure to bookmark our Sony WF-1000XM5 rumor hub for the latest information.

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