Last Updated: September 27, 2023, 16:09 IST
Sony’s big-ticket TWS earbuds have launched in India on Wednesday. The new WF-1000XM5 TWS earbuds were globally announced earlier this year and now the Indian market is getting a taste of the earbuds. The new earbuds continue Sony’s industry-leading tryst with noise cancelling and also deliver premium sound quality in this form factor. The company has made certain design tweaks to offer better comfort and improve the quality of audio calls.
Sony WF-1000XM5 Earbuds Price In India
Sony WF-1000XM5 earbuds have launched in India at Rs 24,990 but you have the chance to get a cashback of Rs 3,000 with select bank cards. Those who pre-order the new earbuds also get the SRS-XB100 speaker free. Sony will start selling the WF-1000XM5 earbuds through different channels from October 15.
Sony WF-1000XM5 Earbuds Features
Sony claims the new WF-1000XM5 are 25 per cent smaller and 20 per cent lighter than the XM4 earbuds. The company has reworked the design of the buds to reduce the footprint in the ear and offer a stable fit, which it claims relieves the ear pressure. The company is using multiple processors for its famed active noise cancellation, which now is even better at handling the noise in aeroplane, metro and more, Sony pointed out.
The V2 and QN2e chips are the backbone on which Sony’s earbuds offer premium sound quality, help with noise cancelling and ensure low power consumption. The company has also gone up from 2 mics on each bud to three mics with the new model which is there to absorb the noise as well.
Talking about the noise cancelling of the XM5, Sony mentioned that the new earbuds offer 20 per cent more ANC than the WF-XM4, which can be only verified once we get to use the earbuds. The company has also improved the shape of the earbud tips which focuses on personalised fit for each user.
There is an interesting feature for head gestures which allows you to control the music or change the volume. In terms of durability, the XM5 earbuds get an IPX4 rating but no IP protection for the charging case which isn’t ideal for a premium product. Sony claims the battery life on the XM5 will be the same as its predecessor but the charging speeds have marginally gone up.