Sony WF-1000XM5 design reportedly proven on FCC itemizing, announcement imminent?

Sony is more likely to unleash a successor to its 2021 WF-1000XM4 in-ear headphones quickly, if a found itemizing on the FCC web site is any information.

The Federal Communications Fee must approve any wi-fi machine to be used within the US earlier than sale and a list usually signifies {that a} product is imminent. That is thrilling information for followers of Sony’s earbuds for certain, as an alleged pair which are considered the WF-1000XM5 buds have been noticed.


The FCC submitting was really first revealed in late February, however (as discovered by The Walkman Blog) the certification now contains some technical pictures of the headphones and their case.

The Walkman Weblog / FCC

The very first thing we will glean from the photographs is that the design of every bud appears much like their predecessors. Nevertheless, they appear to be a bit smaller – which is not any dangerous factor. It ought to make them a bit extra snug, though we’ve got to say that we already discover the present in-ears nice to put on – as yow will discover out in our review of the Sony WF-100XM4 earbuds.

The photograph exhibits a shiny black exterior for every bud however that could possibly be as a result of these are dummy, prototype variations. It might be bizarre for Sony to maneuver away from the tactile matte end it makes use of on just about all of its headphones.

Sony WF-1000XM5 pictures from FCC (by way of The Walkman Weblog)

Additionally revealed within the pics is the case (and its proposed inner elements). it appears similar to the prevailing model, and can undoubtedly permit for wi-fi in addition to wired charging via USB-C. One factor that is revealed within the FCC submitting is that the case can settle for a sooner cost – 5V = 230mAh over the 5V = 140mAh capability of the earlier mannequin.

The truth that these pictures are actually a part of the itemizing offers us hope that we’ll hear extra on the WF-1000XM5 TWS in-ears quickly, though it is price noting that the XM4 buds have been introduced in June 2021 and the XM3s in July a few years beforehand. Our cash, subsequently, is on one other summer season launch.

We’ll preserve you recent with anything we hear within the meantime.

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