Sony Headphones WH-1000XM5

Key Features

  • Custom Sound for Activities & Locations
  • Automatically Adjusts Ambient Sound
  • Wearing Detection & Speak-to-Chat
  • DSEE Extreme Audio Upscaling
  • Hi-Res Audio Compatible 1.57″ Drivers
  • Wireless Bluetooth & NFC Tap Technology
  • Built-In Rechargeable Battery
  • Up to 30 Hours of Playback with BT+ANC
  • LDAC, AAC, and SBC Wireless Codecs
  • Includes 3.5mm Audio Cable



Sony Headphones WH-1000XM5

Sony Headphones WH-1000XM5 features a refined design and audio hardware that promises more detailed audio partnered with Noise Canceling performance that’s hard to beat! It starts at $399 and is the option to get if you’re looking for a comfortable pair of headphones that offer everything you may ever need. The Sony WH-1000XM5 brings an all-new design language to the series, marking a departure from the design that has been the standard for over four years. It features a step-less slider for height adjustment (instead of the stepped metal band seen previously) and does away with the swivel-based collapsible nature of the XM4.


The synthetic leather material — used on the inner side of the headband and earcups — sees a change. It is now softer and has an increased area of padding than before. According to Sony, this makes the headphones more comfortable, even taking some pressure off the ears and distributing it around the head.


As for controls, these remain similar. The outer side of the right cup serves as the touchpad for gestures and has the USB C port, while the left has the power button, noise control switch, and headphone jack.


You will also notice four cutouts on each earcup; they are for the microphones responsible for capturing your voice and the noise-cancelling feature. A significant change on the Sony WH-1000XM5 is its shift to smaller 30mm drivers — 40mm on WH-1000XM4 — which other reviews have stated produces a tighter sound that’s cleaner and more detailed and deals better with bass when compared to the XM4, which could get quite muddy.

Sony WH-1000XM5 features a marginal improvement in battery life over the previous generation, but a longer charge duration does pull back its advantage a little.

With Noise Cancelation active, XM5 will last for 30 hours of continuous use, matching the XM4. But if you leave the feature off, these will provide 40 hours of use (38 hours on XM4).

These Headphones are available at Gadget Central at an affordable price.