SONY'S BEST NOISE CANCELING HEADPHONES GETS EVEN BETTER:
See how the WH-1000XM5 noise cancelling headphones combine Sony's best ever noise cancelling technology with superlative sound for a truly remarkable listening experience.
YOUR WORLD. NOTHING ELSE:
The WH-1000XM5 headphones rewrite the rules for distraction-free listening. 2 processors control 8 microphones for unprecedented noise cancellation and exceptional call quality. With a newly developed driver, DSEE – Extreme and Hi-Res audio support the WH-1000XM5 headphones provide awe-inspiring audio quality.
Wearing style: Over-ear
Size & Weight: Approx. 250g (8.82 oz)
Cord length: Approx. 3.94 ft
Cord type: Single-sided (detachable)
Plug: Gold-plated, L-shaped stereo mini plug
Passive Operation: Yes
Headphone type: Closed, dynamic
Driver unit: 30mm Magnet Neodymium
Impedance (Ohm) 48 ohm (1 kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned on), 16 ohms (1 kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned off)
Frequency response: 4 Hz–40,000 Hz (JEITA)
Frequency response (Active Operation) 4 Hz–40,000 Hz
Frequency response (Bluetooth® Communication): 20 Hz–20,000 Hz (44.1 kHz Sampling) 20 Hz–40,000 Hz (LDAC 96 kHz Sampling 990 kbps)
Sensitivities (DB/MW): 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)
Volume control: Touch sensor
Input(s): Stereo mini jack
Battery life (continuous communication time): Max. 24 hrs (NC ON), Max. 32 hrs (NC OFF)
Battery charge method: USB
Battery charge time: Approx. 3.5 hrs
Battery life (continuous music playback time): Max. 30 hrs (NC ON), Max. 40 hrs (NC OFF)
Bluetooth® version: 5.2
Effective Range: 32.81 ft
Frequency Range: 2.4 GHz band (2.4000–2.4835 GHz)
Profile: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Supported audio format(s): SBC, AAC, LDAC
Supported content protection: SCMS-T
Ambient Sound Mode: Yes
Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing: Yes
Personal NC Optimizer: Auto NC Optimizer
Quick Attention: Yes
DSEE Extreme: Yes
How do you connect the Sony WH-1000XM5?
Like many other Bluetooth headphones, you can connect the WH-1000XM5 to your source device via a wireless connection or TRS cable. If you are listening with a wired connection, you can turn the headphones on to enable ANC, or you can leave them off to forgo that feature (although they will sound quite a bit different in passive mode).
On the bottom of the right ear is a USB-C port, which allows you to charge the headphones. Annoyingly, you still cannot use this connection for wired digital music playback.
ALL DAY COMFORT WITH AN ELEGANT DESIGN:
Ultra-comfortable, lightweight design made for all-day listening headphones. Beautifully finished in newly developed soft fit leather. This material fits snugly around the head with less pressure on the ears while keeping out external sounds. Sony's elegant design with a step-less slider, seamless swivel and hanger, and silent joints, makes WH-1000XM5 a pleasure to wear.
ALL-DAY POWER AND QUICK CHARGING:
With up to 30 hours of battery life, you’ll have enough power even for long trips. If you need to charge in a hurry, you can get 3 hours worth of charge after just 3 minutes with an additional USB-PD compatible AC adapter.
COLLAPSIBLE CASE SAVES SPACE:
Carry your headphones effortlessly in the redesigned case.
INDUSTRY-LEADING NOISE CANCELLATION:
Sony's best noise cancelling technology gets even better.
From aeroplane noise to people’s voices, the WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones with 8 microphones for noise cancellation keep out more high and mid-frequency sounds than ever. And with the new Auto NC Optimizer, noise cancelling is automatically optimized based on your wearing conditions and environment.
MULTI NOISE SENSOR TECHNOLOGY:
With 8 total microphones, these headphones are Sony's biggest step forward in noise cancelling technology. Ambient sound is captured even more accurately for a dramatic reduction in high-frequency noise. Thanks to the new Auto NC Optimizer, noise cancelling performance is always automatically optimized based on wearing conditions and external environmental factors such as atmospheric pressure.
INCOMPARABLE NOISE PROCESSING:
Specially developed by Sony, the Integrated Processor V1 unlocks the full potential of Sony's HD Noise Canceling Processor QN1. This unique combination of technology controls 8 microphones to deliver unprecedented noise cancelling quality.
NEWLY DESIGNED DRIVER:
A new 30mm precision-engineered driver unit featuring a soft TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) edge enhances noise cancelling, especially in low-frequency ranges, helping you enjoy your music precisely without ambient noise. The carbon fibre composite material is lightweight and the high rigidity dome improves sound clarity, especially in high-frequency ranges.
MAGNIFICENT SOUND, ENGINEERED TO PERFECTION:
The light and rigid precision-engineered driver unit improve high-frequency sensitivity for more natural sound quality. Sony's unique technologies include a premium lead-free solder containing gold for excellent conductivity, Fine Sound Resistor for even power distribution, and optimized circuitry for an improved signal-to-noise ratio to ensure clear, consistent sound.
EXTRAORDINARY SOUND QUALITY:
Awe-inspiring audio quality delivered directly to you.
CRYSTAL CLEAR CALL QUALITY
With Precise Voice Pickup Technology your calls come in crystal clear.
HIGH-RESOLUTION AUDIO WITH AND WITHOUT WIRES:
The WH-1000XM5 supports High-Resolution Audio and High-Resolution Audio Wireless, thanks to LDAC, Sony's industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC transmits approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth® audio for exceptional High-Resolution Audio quality.
SO IMMERSIVE. SO REAL.
Immerse yourself in the sound all around you. As real as if you are there at a live concert or with the artist recording in a studio. With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been so immersive and so real. These headphones let you enjoy 360 Reality Audio.
360 SPATIAL SOUND PERSONALIZER:
With the Sony | 360 Spatial Sound Personalizer app, you’ll enjoy a sound experience that’s optimized for you. The app captures and analyses your ear shape, allowing these headphones to create your own personal spatial sound field when using WLA-NS7 to connect to BRAVIA XR TVs (sold sep.)
DOLBY ATMOS EXPERIENCE:
With a Sony WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter connected to a BRAVIA XR TV (sold sep.), your headphones create the ideal arrangement of phantom speakers all around you so you can enjoy a Dolby Atmos experience. Be immersed in the scene and feel right at the heart of the action.
REAL-TIME RESTORATION OF ALL YOUR COMPRESSED FILES:
Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ upscales compressed digital music files in real-time. Dynamically recognising the instrumentation, musical genres and individual elements of each song, it restores high-range sound lost in compression.
CRYSTAL CLEAR HANDS-FREE CALLING
With Precise Voice Pickup Technology and advanced audio signal processing, the person on the other end of the call will hear your voice clearly, even when you are in noisy situations. Sony's noise reduction algorithm was developed with AI machine learning using more than 500 million voice samples to suppress ambient noise and extract your voice clearly in a wide range of environments.
4 MICROPHONES, FOCUSED ON YOUR VOICE:
Equipped with 4 beamforming microphones, the WH-1000XM5 headphones are calibrated to only pick up your voice. An improved signal-to-noise ratio enables them to catch every single word, even when there’s a lot of noise around.
As soon as you start a conversation, Speak-to-Chat automatically stops your music and lets in ambient sound – handy if you want to keep your headphones on or talk hands-free. This smart feature uses microphones built into your headphones and advanced audio signal processing to recognise and react to your voice. Once your chat is over, your music starts playing again automatically.
CONTROL WITH YOUR VOICE:
Just say “OK Google” or “Alexa” to activate your preferred voice assistant. Enjoy entertainment, connect with friends, get information, listen to music and notifications, set reminders, and more. You can even control your headphones’ features like noise cancellation with your voice listen to and interact with emails in Microsoft Outlook and join Microsoft Teams meetings using Google Assistant or Siri.
INSTANT PAUSE. INSTANT PLAY.
Just take the headphones off and the music stops – a capacitive sensor knows when you are wearing them. It also helps improve detection accuracy and design. Put the headphones back on and the music starts again.
For total convenience, these Bluetooth® headphones can be paired with two Bluetooth devices at the same time. So when a call comes in, your headphones know which device is ringing and connects to the right one automatically. You’ll also be able to quickly switch your headphones to either of the two devices at the touch of a button.
The WH-1000XM5 supports Google’s helpful new Fast Pair feature. It lets you easily locate where you left your headphones by tone sound or checking their last known location in Google’s Find My Device app on your smartphone.
EASY PAIRING WITH YOUR COMPUTER:
Swift Pair makes it quick and easy to pair your headphones with your Windows 11 or Windows 10 laptop, desktop PC or tablet. Pop-up pairing guidance appears on nearby Windows 11 or Windows 10 devices when pairing mode is selected.
BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT:
There’s no plastic in the WH-1000XM5 packaging, which is designed based on low toxicity design principles and a ‘Made to Remade’ philosophy that’s more socially responsible. 99% of paper packaging, other than labels, is produced using recycled and sustainable materials developed especially for Sony. WH-1000XM5 also uses recycled plastic materials from automobile parts.
What's in the box:
1 x Sony WH-1000XM5 Bluetooth 5.2 headphones
1 x Carrying case
1 x Connection cable
1 x USB to USB Type-C cable