Sound of Silence: After the WH-1000XM5, Where Does Noise Canceling Go Next?

Sound of Silence: After the WH-1000XM5, Where Does Noise Canceling Go Next?

When designing a pair of noise-canceling headphones like the Sony WH-1000XM5, there are a million considerations to make. For starters, you need to design around sound quality with high-quality drivers and built-in speakers. You need at least one processor to decode the information received via Bluetooth and deal with the complexities of hearing ambient noise and calculating the counterwaves to cancel it out. You’ll need a battery to power everything, obviously, and an app that can talk to headphones.

The Sony WH-1000XM5 has all of these, many of which are among the highest quality we’ve seen on a pair of wireless headphones, perhaps rivaled only by Sony’s previous flagship headphones, the Sony WH-1000XM4, and the Bose QuietComfort 45.

2022-05-15 17:07:16

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