Sony WH-1000XM5 (Black) is rated out of 5 by 220.
Sony WH-1000XM5 (Black)
Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Over Ear Headphones
£320 Our price history: £349 from 05/01/23 to 07/03/23
Pre-Order Now! Stock due February”Sony's sensational wireless headphones set a new benchmark.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2022 Product of the Year.
Simply the best noise-cancellation
If you’re looking for noise-cancelling headphones then why settle for anything less than the best?* The Sony WH-1000XM5 noise cancelling headphones have evolved through generations of award-winning designs. Now featuring four microphones on each earcup, noise isolation has moved to the next level. Ambient sound is captured more accurately than ever and, with Auto NC Optimiser, you get the very best levels of noise cancellation, wherever you’re listening.
*As of January 1, 2022. According to research by Sony Corporation, measured using JEITA-compliant guidelines. In headband-style of wireless noise-cancelling headphones market.
New Integrated Processor V1 for optimal performance
Controlling the eight microphones to their full noise-isolating potential, Sony has developed a sophisticated new processor – the V1. More powerful than ever, the new processor has the power to interpret data with absolute precision, meaning you hear even less of the outside world, without your music being compromised.
Precision-engineered for enhanced clarity and bass
Featuring new, precision-engineered drivers, clarity and bass timing are both improved. The drivers are light and rigid, meaning they’re faster to respond to your music, giving a more up-tempo sound that’s always on the beat. Other Sony sound enhancements include a Fine Sound Resistor for even power distribution and optimised circuitry for reduced background noise.
The best sound - wirelessly
With their LDAC wireless audio system, these Sony Bluetooth headphones are able to receive around three times more detail than ordinary Bluetooth headphones. This means that all your High-Resolution music files are played to perfection, without the need for a cabled connection.
Calls made clearer
The Sony WH1000XM5 doesn’t just deliver best-in-class noise isolation, they also provide industry-leading call quality, too*. Combining four, beamforming microphones with AI-based noise reduction and wind noise reduction, your caller gets to hear you clearer than ever. Whether it’s a crucial business call or specific directions to a friend or colleague, these Sony noise-cancelling headphones pick up every nuance of conversation, making them the best in the business. *As of January 1st, 2022, measured using ETSI guidelines, headband style of wireless headphones' market excluding headset with boom microphone or USB dongle. Call quality excludes impediments related to the mobile device, third party service providers, Internet, network connectivity or environmental conditions.
Adaptive smart features to make life easier
Multiple smart technologies make listening and calling easier than ever. Adaptive Sound Control learns your behaviours and locations and tailors the sound to suit each situation. Speak-to-Chat automatically pauses the music when you start a conversion – such as ordering a coffee – so you don’t have to remove your headphones. When you do remove them, Wearing Detector pauses the music or after a period of time, powers the headphones off.
For the added convenience, these Sony noise cancelling headphones can be paired with two Bluetooth devices, simultaneously. This means that you can enjoy the highest quality sound from your Hi-Res music player but, when a call comes in on your smartphone, effortlessly switch over.
Google Fast Pair and Swift Pair
Google’s handy new Fast Pair feature lets you easily locate your headphones by a tone sound or checks their last location on Google’s Find My Device app. Swift Pair works with Windows 11 or 10, connecting the headphones to your laptop or PC, quickly and easily.
Long battery life and fast charging
Thanks to the Sony WH-1000XM5’s 30-hour battery life, you can keep going for longer. Switch the noise cancelling facility off and this increases from up to 30 hours to up to 40 hours. If you’re running late and have forgotten to charge them, a quick 3-minute charge is enough for an hour’s playback or, when used with the optional USB-PD charger, 3-hours playback.
New collapsible case for easy storage
Traditional cases for on-ear and over-ear headphones can be bulky, making them awkward to store when you’re using your headphones. The new, collapsible case supplied with these Sony Bluetooth headphones is 40% thinner than before, meaning it takes up much less space in your bag.
For the very best in noise-isolating headphones, you need look no further than the industry-leading Sony WH-1000XM5.
Bluetooth, Wireless, Closed Back, Over Ear, Noise Cancelling
High Resolution Audio
102/100 - (NC On/Off) (with cable attached)
Continuous Music Play Back 30/40 Hours (NC Off/On), Continuous Communication Time 24/32 Hours (NC On/Off)
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ste_ac from Great headphones Excellent sound quality. You can hear parts in music that has been inaudible on cheaper headphones or speakers. Sound cancelling works extremely well. Connects easily to my PC (with a Bluetooth dongle), phone and tablet.
Date published: 2023-03-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by tylerpotter from Fab Lots of disadvantages compared with the XM4s. No hinges and no way set ANC to max. Great mics, great sound. Calls are very clear. 12 month warranty- disgraceful, shame on the greedy execs who allowed this to happen. Massive step down. Sidegrade to the much cheaper XM4s, but much stronger in areas that are important to me right now- namely mic clarity, not a huge amount else.
Date published: 2023-03-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ali26 from Uncomfortable Very disappointing. Uncomfortable and certainly no better than my iPods. Returned after two days.
Date published: 2023-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by Emhw from These are Mine Only !! Love them ,linked easy to BRAVIA TV and IPad. Good sound, light on the top of my head,BLUE TOOTH great., signal is good in my house, I can walk around the house still connected to Tv. I HAVE NOT YET USED other features,like answering call etc ,but think they would be ok..
Date published: 2023-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by BobFromBristol from So light! I bought these to replace my three year old Bose QC 35's, whose battery was dying. They had served me well and I couldn't fault them. When I received the Sony headphones, I was astonished by how much better they were than my previous pair. I took time setting them up via the Sony Connect app and now, I could fully appreciate them, the sound quality is superb, the lightness when wearing them was amazing. No other headphone in this price range even comes close.
Date published: 2023-03-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by Graham S in UK from Great sound, not easy to use, expensive Difficult to use on laptop and phone, bluetooth works best on one or the other
Date published: 2023-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Superb headphones These are just superb from start to finish build quality is excellent sound is outstanding the case to keep them in just everything about them is fantastic
Date published: 2023-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by Snoopy yo from Just fabulous Superb sound, I don’t want to take them off my head! Very comfortable and great features, excellent battery life.
Date published: 2023-03-04
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