I have Anker Q20 and the only thing it cancels are the external music sounds. They cost 50 eur.
What about these? whopping 400 EUR. Will it cancel human voice? Keyborad, mouse clicks?
If their ANC can cancel everything, than i suppose it is worth the money.
gringo, 9 hours agoLOL, aptX is a codec and not a hardware, samsung and meditek phones use it on their phones. ch… moregather you didn’t do your homework either, also my reference is walkman blog who does teardowns and concludes which hardware chips support certain codec
The hardware has to support the codec for it to work, it’s why samsung never advertise their snapdragon phones or tablets support aptx hd or ldac, but after unlocking this function. it works, but on their exynos phones even if you unlock it, it can work with aptx hd or ldac, source, head fi and my s6 tab with wh-1000xm3
I read that this new XM5 has a 30mm drivers. The older XM1-4 had 40mm drivers. Don’t know what material and tech is in the new 30mm one, hopefully it can deliver better sound quality than the prev gens.
Had the first WH-1 and now I use the WH-3, will wait ..
where’s the earbuds version? 🙁
Tondern, 9 hours agoI don’t think it’s time to upgrade my XM3’s yet, maybe next gen.XM3 is still a great headphone.. I would rather go for XM3 because they’re very cheap right now and still good..
gringo, 9 hours agoLOL, aptX is a codec and not a hardware, samsung and meditek phones use it on their phones. ch… moreAPT-X is a licensed codec.
It does require specific hardware that is capable of support to run the codec/compression algorithm. Since APT-X is currently owned by Qualcomm, guess which hardware support ATP-X.
If a bluetooth headphone uses non Qualcomm bluetooth chip, it won’t have APTX because qualcomm monopoly.
To note, Bluetooth chip, not SoC. if that particular SoC uses qualcomm bluetooth chip it support aptx but if that SoC uses Realtek bluetooth chip, it won’t support aptx.
But most Mediatek run with Realtek so the won’t have aptx support. Their product like some of the Dimensity series instead using AAC LC for the high bitrate high quality audio and HE-AAC for low bitrate low lag audio.
LDAC in the other hand is Sony developed more Hi-fi bluetooth codec. its more agnostic in terms of hardware brand but its also more demanding as it is high bandwith audio codec which only higher end bluetooth hardware could run it. Thankfully most midrange to higher end phone support it.
it looks like bose and many reviewer have complaint that its less compact than it predecessor
Looks like Beats. Why Sony?
Tondern, 9 hours agoI don’t think it’s time to upgrade my XM3’s yet, maybe next gen.Maybe for the microphone, if it’s truly been improved and can be used for calls without issues. There’s still the Bose QC45 to consider.
I don’t think it’s time to upgrade my XM3’s yet, maybe next gen.
imparanoic, 10 hours agoThere are using media tek chips not Qualcomm, no aptx which to be is not a big deal, but no ap… moreLOL, aptX is a codec and not a hardware, samsung and meditek phones use it on their phones. check gsmarena by yourself (nord 2, galaxies … pixel 6 etc)
next time, don’t speak too much without knowledge
If you are a basshead go for Skullcandy Crusher Evo. If you want high quality sound go for Sony. But if you want the best sound possible buy a decent wired in ear monitor and a hifi player.
Anonymous, 12 hours agoNo aptX, no buyThere are using media tek chips not Qualcomm, no aptx which to be is not a big deal, but no aptx hd is a big loss, as there is still ldac, won’t be a deal breaker
Will wait for FR and ANC graph. I do expect a lot tho. Killing mids and highs means you won’t hear voices etc., wonder which gen will make you deaf.
Hi freq reproduction with smaller speaker is obviously good, I’m interested tho how it sound if you turn the volume to max on dub.
GregLu, 11 hours agoAnd yet, they ‘give’ away the XM4 upon order of the Xperia 1 iV … They could have … moreI hope you’re trolling. Sony is giving away the WF-1000XM4 EARBUDS with the Xperia 1 IV. These are the XM-1000XM5 headphones.
Anonymous, 12 hours agoNo aptX, no buyIndeed
Eric20, 11 hours agoAptX is 30 years old now. There is very little perceptive difference between AptX & SBC. I… moreThey will soon be selling stuff with this new codec.
Xperia gets with android 13.
And yet, they ‘give’ away the XM4 upon order of the Xperia 1 iV … They could have gone with the XM5; cheap Sony!