Sony WH-1000XM5 (Black)

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Sony WH-1000XM5 (Black)

Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Over Ear Headphones
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”Sony's sensational wireless headphones retain their crown for a second year.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2023 award-winner.

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
General
Manufacturer's Warranty
1 year
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 Really good but could have been great!!! Great design, great noise canceling, lightweight and comfortable. For the downsides the sound is good but not great and the ear pads are way less comfortable than the previous model. This being said I will keep my Sony's XM5 as they are a really good pair of headphones great for traveling and a walks in any busy and loud environment .
Date published: 2024-04-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not living up to the hype I wanted to spend some money on myself and buy high quality headphones with the best noise cancelling available. These are not it. They are not as comfortable as other reviewers have said, and the noise cancelling is not working with my s23 Ultra. I expected some decent kit for the price but except for a plain case and a small cable nothing comes with it, and the headphones are average. Shame. Had to send back.
Date published: 2024-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I love these. Sound is great. Easy to use and comfortable.
Date published: 2024-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top quality headphones Had these for a few weeks now, and I am very impressed both with the build quality and the sound quality. The noise cancellation is fantastic, and the sound equaliser options make a huge impact on setting the right tome for different music and voice inputs. I would definitely recommend these as for the money I think they are brilliant.
Date published: 2024-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good noise cancelling Very comfortable on the ears, and appears to remove all background noise, though I have not had the opportunity yet to use it on an aircraft.
Date published: 2024-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great looking pair of headphones I bought these headphones about 3 weeks ago on a recommendation from my husband. Haven’t actually used them myself but from trying my husbands I know how great they are.
Date published: 2024-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best noise cancelling - (hearing aid user) I primarily bought these over others because I needed a pair that cancel noise and go over your ears as I have hearing aids. These cover my ears completely, are not too bulky or heavy and significantly reduce background noise. In my case I am sensitive to lower end noise and even though these do not cut them out completely I can happily watch a video on underground tube travel (the equaliser is good to enhance frequencies I struggle with). On occasion I just turn on noise cancelling to cut down conversation to be able to concentrate without anything playing. The speak to talk is great and really handy in not having to take the earphones off when you want to talk to someone which saves wear and tear on the band Lastly again saving on wear and tear is the touch sensitive panel does not have buttons and is very easy to use.
Date published: 2024-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable awesome sounding headphones. I was looking for something to replace my AirPods Max which are too heavy and lack an EQ. I have sound sensitivity in some high frequencies which make them unsuitable. The XM5 absolutely delivered. They sound exactly as I want them to, and I can wear them for hours without suffering any fatigue.
Date published: 2024-04-13
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