Sony WH-1000XM5 Noise Cancelling Headphones Introduced

Sony WH-1000XM5 model improves on the already-industry-leading noise cancellation and audio quality of the WH-1000XM4 by adding cutting-edge technologies.

Sony X1000 Series, Active Noise Cancellation, Wearables

Mon May 16, 2022 - 10:09

Sony WH-1000XM5 Headphones Introduced

Improves On Noise Cancellation And Audio Quality Of The WH-1000XM4

Sony has announced the newest version of its award-winning 1000X series, the WH-1000XM5 wireless, noise-cancelling headphones. This new model improves on the already-industry-leading noise cancellation and audio quality of the WH-1000XM4 by adding cutting-edge technologies.


The best noise cancelling just got better

The WH-1000XM5 headphones from Sony feature two processors and eight microphones that reduce noise considerably, especially in the mid-high frequency range, with an Auto NC Optimiser that automatically optimizes noise cancellation depending on the environment. The WH-1000XM5 creates an immersive listening experience, whether you're attempting to zone into your work at a crowded café or unwind during a stressful morning commute.

The Sony WH-1000XM5 takes advantage of the Integrated Processor V1 to unleash the full power of Sony's HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1, while the specially engineered 30mm driver unit enhances noise cancellation. The perfect way to switch off and unwind at the end of a long day is to select your desired sound profile, adjust the volume levels, and put on some music. The revolutionary noise-cancelling technology in this headset allows you to totally disconnect from the outside world while listening to music or watching TV.

Exceptional sound engineered to perfection

The WH-1000XM5 headphones are redefining excellent sound quality. Sony's meticulous choice of materials and assembly process lets you enjoy your favourite music the way it was meant to be heard.

The 30mm driver unit with a light and sturdy dome makes use of carbon fibre composite material to improve high-frequency sensitivity for more natural sound quality. For clear, consistent sound on every song, Sony's high-performance equipment includes a gold-plated premium-lead free solder that has been designed to improve connections and circuitry for better sound.

Sony's industry-adopted audio coding technology, LDAC, now allows you to enjoy superior sound with and without cables. DSEE Extreme restores your music to a high-range sound by upscaling digital music files in real time, allowing you to hear all of the intricate nuances that the artist put into your most cherished songs. These new headphones come with 360 Reality Audio Certification, allowing you to customize your audio listening experience.

Industry-leading call quality

The WH-1000XM5 headphones are ideal for taking calls from any location. Sony's precise Voice Pickup technology uses four beamforming microphones and an AI-based noise reduction technique to precisely isolate your voice, while a new wind noise reduction structure reduces wind noise during conversations. So now, a hectic street or a noisy workplace may be the ideal place to have a quick catchup conversation with friends or coworkers.

Brand new design with improved wearing comfort

For those who are familiar with the WH-1000X series' iconic design, the WH-1000XM5 is a wonderfully designed evolution of it. A newly developed soft-fit leather with a step-less slider was used for an all-new noiseless design that is exquisitely finished. The new synthetic soft fit leather cover fits comfortably around the head, taking the strain off your ears and shutting out external noise so that you can listen all day long without discomfort.

The headphones with effortless control

When you're moving through the world at a rapid pace, Sony knows it, so the WH-1000XM5 uses Adaptive Sound Control to bring this shift from activity to calmness. Sound automatically adapts to your situation, recognizing your most frequently visited places and altering the ambient sound settings to reflect this. The WH-1000XM5 has Quick Access enabled, so you can pick them up and start Spotify playback with two or three taps without having to touch your phone.

With the Sony Headphones Connect app, you may safely listen to your music with sound pressure data collected by your headphones verified by the World Health Organization (WHO), comparing it to guidelines supplied by the organization. When you listen at unsafe levels for too long, you will get immediate OS notifications.

The WH-1000XM5 also includes helpful functions to help you go through each day without effort. You may pause your music and let in ambient noise with Speak-to-Chat, which allows for a brief conversation mid-song. The music continues to play after your conversation is finished, and with the aid of a quick pause, you may customize your own soundtrack by removing the headphones.

The WH-1000XM5 headphones are also Alexa and Google Assistant compatible, allowing you to use your voice to complete everyday activities hands-free. You may communicate with friends and family, get information, listen to music, set reminders, and more using the headset.

Effortless pairing

Wireless headphones have never been more practical, as they may be used with two gadgets at the same time. When you get a call, your headphones will automatically connect you to the correct device. You may also quickly move between devices by pressing a button.

The WH-1000XM5 has Google's new Fast Pair functionality, which allows you to connect your Android devices quickly. You can also track down where you misplaced your headphones last time. Swift Pair connects your headphones in a matter of seconds to any Windows 11 or 10 laptop, desktop PC, or tablet running the operating system.

Made with the environment in mind

These headphones were designed with the environment in mind by Sony. The packaging for the WH-1000XM5 is composed of no plastic and follows low-toxicity design standards, as well as a "Made to be Remade" worldview that's more socially responsible. The Sony WH-1000XM5 headset is made from recycled and sustainable materials developed particularly for the brand. Recycled automobile part plastics are also utilized in the construction of this product.

All-day power and portability

Sony wants you to tune in and enjoy hours of your favourite musicians, ensuring that nothing interrupts your music enjoyment. With a 30-hour battery life, the WH-1000XM5 allows for exceptional sound even when travelling long distances, and now with USB Power Delivery (PD), you can get a remarkable 3 hours' worth of charge in just 3 minutes.

The WH-1000XM5 comes with a portable carrying case that can be collapsed for storage and reduced in size, allowing you to take your headphones with you on trips.

Partnership with global superstar Khalid

In the spirit of the WH-1000XM5's introduction, Sony has collaborated with global music star and Sony Music Entertainment artist Khalid on content about how WH-1000XM5 headphones give superior listening to music.


From mid-June 2022, the WH-1000XM5 headphones will be available in the Middle East and Africa.


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