Sony WH-1000XM5 (Black)

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Sony WH-1000XM5 (Black) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 53.
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Sony WH-1000XM5 (Black)

Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Over Ear Headphones
£379
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”The Sony WH-1000XM5 are a sonic triumph.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ – 5 Star review.

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.

Twin pairing
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.
Overview
Cable Length
1.2m
Type
Bluetooth, Wireless, Closed Back, Over Ear, Noise Cancelling
Plug size
3.5mm
Smart Features
Smartphone control
Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Yes
NFC
Yes
Audio
High Resolution Audio
Yes
Sensitivity
102/100 - (NC On/Off) (with cable attached)
Features
Closed back
Yes
Over Ear
Yes
Energy Consumption
Battery Life
Continuous Music Play Back 30/40 Hours (NC Off/On), Continuous Communication Time 24/32 Hours (NC On/Off)
Weight
Weight (KG)
250g
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best overall noise cancelling headphones right now Huge battery life, excellent noise cancelling, solid connection over bluetooth, nice design. Downsides: audio quality is ok for what they are, but these do not match the experience a good set of wired headphones plugged into a decent lossless source. A bit warm and overly smooth, even with a bit of eq fiddling on the app.
Date published: 2022-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sony does it again!!! Amazing product, highly recommended. Love the build and sound quality.
Date published: 2022-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best ones I was thinking about buying the 4th version, but when the 5th version came out, I just bought them, and im really happy with them. Nice build quality, best music quality, and best NC.
Date published: 2022-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Grat Noise cancelling and sound I am a fan of Sony headphones and I've possessed the previous versions as well. I started with the XM3 and was impressed by the sound (which is the most important feature in a headphone for me). With the XM3 I also discovered the ANC for the first time. The XM4 was an upgrade of the ANC but I found that the sound quality didn't change, though it kept an high standard. With the XM5 both sound and ANC quality increased together with the price, which is the reason for the 4 stars.
Date published: 2022-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best ANC headphones on the market. Upraded to these from my WH-1000XM3's. So much better with many improvements.
Date published: 2022-06-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very uncomfortable I own the XM3 and now the XM4 I came from the XM3 to the XM5. I had the XM5 on my head for one hour and the impression made on my head is as shown on the photos. The headband was not pressed down hard. Perhaps this is an allergic reaction to the material. The ear pads are thinner than both the XM3 and XM4. I cannot say for certain if they would have become very uncomfortable after wearing for a long time becuase I never had the headphones on for a long time. The sound was great but unsure if I would consider them better than the XM3 or XM4. I had high hopes for the XM5 but I am very disappointed. I returned them to Sony for a full refund. Thanks for that
Date published: 2022-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks great, sounds great, comfort could be better I bought this a couple weeks ago and have been using it 3 days a week to travel into work (London). I've really enjoyed using them. The noise cancelling is great, I can always hear my music/audio clearly and any outside noises are extremely quiet or non existent. The ambient-mode is great for hearing the outside world more clearly without taking the headphones off, and you can still hear your music fine. I often use this feature for listening to announcements on the train or if somebody is talking to me. The only down side so far is the comfort. The ears are fine, but the headband gets slightly painful after about an hour of use. It could just be my headshape, and usually after I move it back or forward it will stop for a bit. I think it might be related to how narrow it is and the pressure it has, because I have other headphones with wide cushioned bands and they never get uncomfortable.
Date published: 2022-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great headphones well done Sony I bought these a couple weeks ago, very good sound nice battery life the Touch Is good.
Date published: 2022-06-17
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