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🥑 Good morning! This is my first newsletter, so please be so kind. I started my day by feeding my 8 month old avocado for the first time. guess what? She absolutely loved it! Phew! Anyway, while you’re making your own avocado toast for breakfast, here’s what’s happened in the world of technology and beyond.
Sony WH-1000XM5 review is out!
Sony’s predecessors WH-1000XM5 were excellent, but these new headphones are the new king of the hill. With updated drivers, new features and a better design, the Sony WH-1000XM5 is among the best leading active noise canceling (ANC) devices on the market.
- Even with a staggering $400 price tag, the WH-1000XM5 from Sony is great for everything you bring to the table.
- It is covered in a soft top and vegan leather, which makes it very comfortable.
- The padding of the headphones is deep and wide enough to accommodate larger ears.
- All the old gestures come back from the WH-1000XM4.
- The music pauses when you remove the headphones from your head.
- Conveniences like the option to enable ambient noise throughput by placing your hand over the right ear cup will also return.
- If you find yourself without a USB-C cable, you can use the handy 3.5mm cable for direct analog playback.
- However, if you’re looking to make friends at the gym or live in rainy climates, the Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones might not be the right headphones for you.
How good is the performance?
- SoundGuys’ Our standard battery test yielded a result of 31 hours and 53 minutes with ANC turned on, which is slightly better than Sony’s advertised battery life.
- Disabling ANC and restarting the test significantly improved the result.
- The Sony WH-1000XM5 is much better at isolating your ears from noise than its predecessors.
- Offensive blasts of surrounding sounds are physically blocked from reaching your ears.
- The cans that make engines, trains, and street noises are reduced to about one-eighth of the original perceived loudness.
- The ANC is also very good compared to headphones like the Bose QuietComfort 45.
- It boosts the bass quite a bit, while the mid-range is quieter.
- Elevations are overemphasized compared to the target curve.
- Wired, the Sony WH-1000XM5 sound almost identical to its performance in wireless mode.
- Call quality is good, and the microphones in the headphones are especially good at rejecting outside noise.
the meat of the matter
- If you are looking for headphones for office use, travel or work from home, the Sony WH-1000XM5 is an excellent buy.
- Features like Android’s Find My Device support provide a capable set of cans.
- While it’s disappointing the lack of NFC and IP rating, it’s a palatable trade-off.
- Clearly, the positives outweigh the negatives in the lab and in real life.
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Imagine budget air travel in these comfortable private beds. Air New Zealand, dubbed Skynests, will be the first airline to introduce sleep pods on its new planes.
- Air New Zealand will fit the 2024 Series of Dreamliners with six Skynest capsules.
- They will be stacked as triple beds.
- Each case will be bookable for four hours.
- Bedding will be changed for each passenger.
- Passengers traveling in Economy Class and Premium Economy Class will be able to book sleeping sessions in capsules.
have a great day!