Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones - Black

Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones - Black
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Meet the Sony WH-1000XM5 Over-Ear Headphones, a premium device featuring industry-leading noise cancellation, stunning craftsmanship, and exceptional wearing comfort. This cutting-edge headset boasts a wireless foldable design, letting you enjoy your favourite tunes anytime, anywhere. Plus, with its 30mm neodymium dynamic driver, Integrated Processor V1, and impressive 30-hour battery life, you can bask in the ultimate listening experience all day long. So whether you’re playing games, watching movies, or listening to audiobooks, Sony WH-1000XM5 delivers all you need and more!

Key Features

  • Indulge in Premium Sounds: A splendid choice for your entertainment needs, the Sony WH-1000XM5 Headphones will deliver a premium, concert-like experience straight to your ears. This device combines a powerful 30mm neodymium driver, Integrated Processor V1, DSEE-HX Extreme, and advanced music up-scaling via Edge-AI, resulting in clear, accurate, high-resolution audio.
  • Unparalleled Noise Cancelling: The headphones flaunt industry-leading noise cancellation, so you can tune out the world and tune in to your music. The integrated HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 perfectly delivers incredibly immersive sounds.
  • Listen your Way: Jam to your favourite tracks wherever you go, as the Sony WH-1000XM5 flaunts an advanced wireless technology. Alternatively, you can also use the included headphone cable for uninterrupted wired listening.
  • User-Friendly Controls: For easy volume, music, or call handling, the headphone has an accessible touch control on the right ear cup.
  • Ultimate Wearing Comfort: The Sony WH-1000XM5 Headphone is built to keep up with your extended gaming sessions. It flaunts a lightweight design and soft-fit earpads, so you can listen comfortably for hours on end.
  • Crystal Clear Communication: Be heard loud and clear. This nifty headset integrates a powerful omnidirectional microphone for superior voice pickup and clear calls. For added convenience, you can also take advantage of Adjustable Ambient Sound modes, ‘Speak-to-Chat’, and Quick Attention Mode.
  • Innovative Functions: Packed with a wearing sensor, your music will automatically pause as soon as you take off your headphones. For hands-free voice control, Sony WH-1000XM5 also boasts built-in Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa with effortless wake-word functionality.
  • Keep the Music Going: Enjoy uninterrupted listening time all day long! This Sony Over-Ear Headphone equips a powerful lithium-Ion battery that provides up to 30 hours of listening time (NC On/Wireless), or up to 40 hours (NC Off/Wireless).
  • Seamless Charging: Recharge your headphones within 3 hours via the built-in USB-C port. Plus, with a 3-minute quick charge, you can enjoy up to 3 hours of playback*.
  • Eco-Conscious Packaging: Made with the environment in mind, Sony WH-1000XM5 comes in plastic-free, recyclable packaging.
  • Portable Music Companion: Thanks to its foldable design and collapsible travel case, you can effortlessly pack your headphones inside your bags and take them along with your adventures.
  • Robust Build: This premium-grade headset offers excellent splash and sweat resistance, ensuring that it can keep up with your active lifestyle and daily fitness workouts.
  • Connect With Ease: Integrated with Bluetooth v5.2 technology, you can instantly pair Sony WH-1000XM5 with up to two compatible devices within the 10m range.
  • What’s in the Box: The Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones include a Headphone cable (1.2m), a USB Type-C cable (Type-A to type-C/20cm), and a reference guide.
  • Listen in Style: Sony's WH-1000XM5 range is available in sleek, eye-catching colours to match your aesthetic.

*Using USB-PD compatible AC charger (not supplied).

All Product Details
Brand Sony
Product Type Over-Ear Headphones
Model Number WH1000XM5B
Headphone Features
Noise Cancelling Yes
Noise Cancelling Type Active
True Wireless Yes
On-Ear Controls Yes
Voice Control Yes
Driver Type Closed, Dynamic
Driver Size 30 mm
Headphone Frequency Response 4 Hz - 40,000 Hz (JEITA)
Foldable Yes
Headphone Battery Features
Headset Battery Type Lithium Ion (Li-ion)
Headset Charge Time 3 hours
Quick Charging Time 3 mins charge for 3 hours playback (Approx.)
Battery Life/ Playtime with Full-charge Up to 30 hours (NC On/Wireless), Up to 40 hours (NC Off/Wireless)
Charging Method USB C
Audio Features
Built-In Microphones Yes
Number of Microphones 1
Microphone Frequency Response 102dB(1kHz) / mW (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned on) , 100dB / mW(1kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned off)
Connectivity Features
Wired / Wireless Wireless
Connectivity Type Bluetooth
Bluetooth Range 10m
Bluetooth Version v5.2
Maximum Paired Devices 2
App Enabled Yes
Amazon Alexa Compatible Yes
Google Assistant Compatible Yes
Virtual Assistant Support Siri, Quick Access Spotify
Cable Length 1.2 m
Additional Features
Splash Resistant Yes
Sweat Resistant Yes
Product Width 18 cm
Product Depth 5.5 cm
Product Height 20.5 cm
Product Weight 0.25 kg
Manufacturers 12 Months
Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones - Black is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from One issue I strongly hope I compared my XM4 with XM5, noticed that XM5 only have 100% noise cancelling when music is playing, while XM4 doesn’t have this issue, no matter music is playing or not, it gives NC 100%. I’m sure Sony put the new idea on the new NC program in XM5. For this point, I really don’t like it. I hope Sony can change back in the new version update or in the next generation. Beside this, when XM5 is output 100% NC ability, it is the best.
Date published: 2022-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1000XM5 review Best example I can give you is that the council was resurfacing the main road outside my window at 3am with trucks running and bobcats scraping the old surface off just after I receive my XM5 so I put them on with NC and... silence. Could not hear a thing. Because I live in a noisy neighborhood they are primarily used for noise cancelling and they work perfectly for that purpose. Without exaggeration XM5 have save me almost getting arrested because of the disputes with noisy neighbors, now I just slide into silence by putting the XM5 on. Could not ask for better.
Date published: 2022-07-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Adaptive ANC disappoints Purchased this specifically for the ANC which was touted as an improvement on the XM4 and while it has the potential for this, the adaptive ANC has completely ruined the experience. Unlike its predecessors the adaptive ANC cannot be toggled on/off, and as a result you can't set it on the max ANC setting which is exactly what I was anticipating. Will be going back to my old headphones which cost half the price and had better ANC.
Date published: 2022-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't think too much. xm5 is the best I am currently using two models, xm3 and xm5, and a lot has changed. The first is the sound quality, and the sense of space has improved and I like the bass more. Second, it is comfortable to wear. The xm3 was a bit uncomfortable because it pressed down on the ears after prolonged wear, whereas the xm5 was wider, so it was comfortable without pressing the ears even after wearing it for a long time. Third is noise canceling, and the xm3 also showed great technology, but xm5 seemed to handle low noise better. If you are thinking of purchasing noise canceling headphones, I highly recommend Sony, and among Sony models, the xm5 model is recommended. This model can be said to be the best among the existing noise-cancelling wireless headphones.
Date published: 2022-06-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not overawed I have had this product for one day. I hoped this would be an exceptional product but on delivery, I was disappointed. Since placing my order for this product, I downloaded the app Flacbox to my iPhone 8 and loaded FLAC music into the iPhone in readiness for the delivery of the new headphones. I was surprised to find my 2020 Phonak Audeo M90-R BT hearing aids played this music with surprising clarity - much better than WH1000XM5B headphones. The hearing aids seem much more efficient in that the breathing of artists can be heard and the overall reproduction is much more alive and realistic - the Sony MX5 headphones has slightly better bass but in general, the sound seems muffled in comparison. A disappointment for me being a long time Sony customer - including purchasing a revolutionary (at the time) EL7 Elcaset in 1976. Why can't Sony produce its top shelf headphones with equivalent if not better performance than my Phonak hearing aids ? In Sony's defense, it should be noted that the Phonak hearing aids are much more expensive than the WH1000XM5B headphones. The control buttons need to be better visually identified. The MX5 headphones have the advantage over my hearing aids with its noise cancelling function eg when used in a vehicle or outdoors if subject to wind noise.
Date published: 2022-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As good as it gets Sony have really nailed these. I own the xm2,xm3 and xm4 and every new generation seems to be a big improvement over previous generations. The guys in the sound department clearly aren't satisfied to sit back and keep doing the same even though the xm4 was excellent and still is. Somehow they managed to make the audio better, the noise cancelling better and the comfort better. The sound is beautiful and well rounded. The noise cancelling is next level and not just on planes and public transport even in a quiet situation you will probably need to be good at lip reading if someone is talking to you. I like the redesign, my hair doesn't get caught in the slide of the headband and the comfort is improved further. They've still managed to keep the price realistic for what you get and if you are on the fence don't be, you won't find anything better.
Date published: 2022-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 2 steps up, 1 step down I have upgraded from XM3's. XM5's are lighter, more comfortable and have better ANC. Some nice features also include auto pause when headphones are removed from the ears. I'm ok with them not being able to be folded but the engineers design for the cups to be twisted outwards when placed on the neck is not a good one. Also removal of airline jack will be an extra purchase should you wish to use the headphones during your travels
Date published: 2022-07-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Best headphones out! I love my new XM5s and I highly recommend them. They sound great, look amazing and are very comfortably. The only reason I didn't give this a 5 is because there are still minor tweaks needed. Better app, bring able to for the ear cups towards yourself and not limited to away, being able to replace the ear pads easily when then eventually go bad and ambient mode can be improved as well as the mic.
Date published: 2022-07-14
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