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Sony WF-1000XM5 True Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones

BLUETOOTH in-ear HEADPHONE

true wireless

with mic

gaming

studio/professional

sports/fitness

Product SKU: WF1000XM5/B

 

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Audio46's Opinion

There’s no question that Sony has made great strides with this latest iteration. Everything from the more compact design and improved ANC to the overall sound resolution has become markedly better. In the past, I would not have recommended Sony earbuds to those with an aversion to bass. But the XM5 proves that you don’t have to be a bass-head to enjoy this sound signature, especially given the highly customizable equalizer.


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Key Features

  • The best truly wireless noise canceling headphones on the market.
  • Astonishing sound quality with High-Resolution Audio.
  • Sony’s best ever call quality with AI based noise reduction algorithm and bone conduction sensor.
  • Small, light and beautifully designed.
  • Smooth switching and a clear Bluetooth signal with a powerful new Integrated Processor V2.
  • Adjusts to the world around you with adaptive sound control, using AI to offer the ideal listening experience.
  • Talk and only hear ambient sound using Speak-to-Chat which pauses the music when you start talking.
  • Water resistant for everyday use so splashes and sweat won’t stop you.
  • Designed with the environment in mind with construction from recycled plastic materials and 100% paper packaging.
  • Battery life up to 8 hours (24-hours with case). Quick charging - 3 min. for up to 1 hour of listening.

Sony WF-1000XM5 Lifestyle Photograph

The Best Noise-Canceling Earbuds

The WF-1000XM5 features cutting-edge technology to deliver premium sound quality and the best noise-canceling performance on the market.

The best noise canceling earbuds, with two proprietary processors that cancel more external noise than ever, a new high performance driver unit, dual feedback microphones and Noise Isolation Earbud Tips.

Multi Noise Sensor Technology

Three microphones on each earbud, including dual feedback mics, improve low-frequency cancellation performance. This is our biggest ever step forward in noise canceling, resulting in ambient sound captured even more accurately. So you can enjoy one of our purest sounds.

Sony WF-1000XM5 Multi Noise Sensor technology

Unbeatable Noise Cancellation

Exclusively developed by Sony, the Integrated Processor V2 unlocks the full potential of our HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN2e. This unique combination of technology controls the six microphones, across both ears, to deliver unprecedented noise-cancelling quality that can be adapted to provide the best performance for your environment.

Sony WF-1000XM5 Noise Cancellation Technology

New high-quality sound and noise canceling driver unit

The specially designed driver unit Dynamic Driver X able to reproduce lower frequencies has been improved using a dome-edge separation structure that combines different materials, allowing for a more accurate generation of cancellation waves in the lower frequencies.

Sony WF-1000XM5 high-quality sound and noise canceling driver unit

Feel a more stable fitting earbud

Noise Isolation Earbud Tips feature a unique polyurethane foam material which reduces noise in the high-frequency range. Soft and elastic, they maximize the contact area between the earbud tip and the ear canal, insulating your sound and reducing noise. It also improves adhesion to the ear canal for a more secure, stable fit.

Sony WF-1000XM5 earbud

Astonishing sound quality

The specially designed driver unit, Dynamic Driver X, provides wide frequency reproduction, so you can enjoy richer, more detailed vocals.

Thanks to a specially designed driver unit Dynamic Driver X for wide frequency reproduction, you will experience richer vocals and enhanced fine details. The diaphragm structure combines several different materials for the dome and the edge, achieving low distortion and a clear sound quality.

Sony WF-1000XM5 Sound Quality Diagram

Designed for less distortion

Thanks to two new processors, the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN2e and Integrated Processor V2, the WF-1000XM5 incorporates precision 24-bit audio processing and high- performance analogue amplification. The result is low distortion and crystal clear audio reproduction.

Sony WF-1000XM5 Designed for less distortion

Enjoy High-Resolution Audio

The WF-1000XM5 supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless, thanks to LDAC, over industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC transmits approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth audio for exceptional High-Resolution Audio quality that is closer than ever to studio recording.

How do you like to listen?

With the Sony | Headphones Connect app, Ambient Sound Control lets you adjust the volume of background sound and gives you the option to allow focusing on voices. Thanks to the new Equalizer setting, you can adjust the sound to your preference by listening to and comparing your preferred sound quality within the app.

AI technology for precision sound

Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ upscales compressed digital music files in real-time, including those from popular streaming services. It dynamically recognizes each song's instrumentation, musical genre and individual elements, and restores high-range sound lost in compression.

Sony WF-1000XM5 AI Technology

Sony‘s best ever call quality

Noise reduction algorithms developed with AI machine learning suppress ambient noise and ensure the person on the other end of the phone can hear your voice clearly even in noisy situations.

Sony WF-1000XM5 Call Quality

Detects speech vibrations to enhance clarity

Bone conduction sensors pick up the vibration of your voice directly from your skull bones, helping to isolate your speech from ambient sounds and background noise, for clear calls in even loud environments.

Mute the outside world for clear call quality

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. Our noise reduction algorithm was developed with AI machine learning using more than 500 million voice samples to suppress ambient noise, increase accuracy and extract your voice clearly in various environments.

Sony WF-1000XM5 Detects speech vibrations to enhance clarity

Always hear and be heard

A wind noise reduction structure and a mesh wrap in the microphone will minimize noise during calls so you can be heard clearly in windy conditions.

Multipoint Connection

For total convenience, the WF-1000XM5 can be paired with two Bluetooth® devices simultaneously so, when a call comes in, your headphones can automatically connect to the right one. With the multipoint connection you can quickly switch to a ringing device, then back by simply resuming playback on the other device.

Sony WF-1000XM5 Multipoint Connection

Control with your voice

Get hands-free help by saying “Ok Google” or “Alexa” to activate your preferred voice assistant. Then, listen to music, connect with friends, get notifications, set reminders, and more. You can even control the features of your headphones, like noise cancellation with your voice

Find your headphones with Fast Pair

In one tap, the WF-1000XM5 enables quick, effortless Bluetooth pairing with your Android™ devices. You can even check to see where you last placed them.

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. When pairing mode is selected, pop-up pairing guidance appears on nearby Windows 11 or Windows 10 devices.

Adjusts to the world around you

Adaptive Sound Control senses where you are and what you’re doing, then uses AI to change ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience. Over time, it will learn your behavior, recognize locations you visit often, and tailor the sound to suit your location.

Sony WF-1000XM5 Adjust to the world around you

A new sound experience for AR gaming

If you’re looking for new entertainment options beyond music and movies, the WF-1000XM5 uses new sensors and spatial sound technology to deliver immersive sound for Augmented Reality games like "Ingress" from Niantic. When playing "Ingress" with the WF-1000XM5, sensor and spatial sound technologies deliver a new experience: using head tracking, the sound is conveyed from different directions to line up perfectly with the action on the screen.

Seamless music and audio notifications

Auto Play delivers music and audio notifications when you need them. Music plays at your preferred time, such as when you’re putting your headphones on or starting to walk for a break, uplifting your mood effortlessly. Audio notification reminds you of all your important events, so your phone can stay safely in your pocket. Link with Spotify, Endel and music apps and get your favorite music and relaxing soundscapes.

Head-tracking function

Head tracking ensures a realistic and compelling listening experience by automatically adjusting sound fields to compensate for your head movement. Sounds are precisely aligned with your smartphone screen, even as you move, to completely involve you in your viewing by connecting to compatible smartphones/services.

Sony WF-1000XM5 Head-tracking function

Certified headphones for a personalized experience

With 360 Reality Audio certified headphones and the Sony | Headphones Connect app, optimize your experience by analyzing your individual ear shape, and enjoy the ultimate immersive music experience. An advanced personal optimization algorithm gives an even greater sense of sound space, distance and height, allowing you to become even more immersed in the music.

Talk and hear only ambient sound

You can set Speak-to-Chat to pause the music as soon as you start speaking to someone, so you can hear just ambient sound and conduct a conversation – handy if you want to keep your headphones on or your hands are full. Once your chat is over, your music will start playing automatically.

Sony WF-1000XM5 Ambient Mode

Instant pause. Instant play.

Just take the earbuds out of your ears and the music stops – a proximity sensor knows when you are wearing one or both earbuds. Pop the earbuds back in and the music starts again.

Quick access to your favorite music and soundscapes

With Quick Access, you can configure these wireless earbuds to resume Spotify music playback or Endel personalized soundscapes with two or three taps – with no need to touch your smartphone.

Control headphones with head gestures

You can operate your earbuds using natural head gestures like receiving or declining calls or operating Auto Play by nodding or shaking your head.

Sony WF-1000XM5 Control headphones with head gestures

Everything at your fingertips

Tap on the left earbud to change from Noise Canceling to Ambient Sound, long tap for Quick Attention, or double tap on the right to skip to the next track. You can even turn the volume up or down by tapping four or more times in a row. With simple customization available in the Sony Headphones Connect app, you can assign your own functions to each earbud.

Water-resistant for everyday use

With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won’t stop these headphones – so you can keep moving to the music.

Sony WF-1000XM5 Sports Function

Listen all day, charge in minutes

You can enjoy up to 8 hours of charge on your headphones and store another up to 16 hours in the case for a total of up to 24 hours of listening every time you leave the house. And, for your convenience, a 3-minute quick charge will give you up to 60 minutes of play. The Sony | Headphones Connect app will notify you when your charging case drops below 30%.

Sony WF-1000XM5 Listen all day, charge in minutes

Easy wireless charging with Qi technology

Qi technology offers easy charging. You can even use a smartphone with Qi technology and battery share function, like the latest Xperia models, to charge your headphones in their charging case.

Sony WF-1000XM5 Easy wireless charging with Qi technology

Sustainability

Aiming to achieve a smaller footprint

Inspired by the beauty of the world, Sony is playing its part to help preserve the Earth. We are accelerating numerous initiatives to benefit the environment to achieve a zero environmental footprint across the entire Sony Group by the year 2050.

Recycled plastic materials

The WF-1000XM5 is constructed using a variety of recycled plastic materials.

Sony WF-1000XM5 Recycled plastic materials

Packaging made from 100% paper materials

We continue to advance the adoption of Sony’s proprietary paper, Original Blended Material, for the packaging of our flagship headphone model, the 1000X series (the WF-1000XM5, WF-1000XM4 and WH-1000XM5). Original Blended Material is an environmentally conscious paper material made from bamboo, sugarcane fibers, and post-consumer recycled paper.

Sony WF-1000XM5 Packaging made from 100% paper materials

Accessibility

We believe technology should make the world more interactive, more creative, more entertaining, and more inclusive. By incorporating human-centric, inclusive design into our audio products, we deliver our Kando experience to all our users, regardless of age, ability or environment.

Sony WF-1000XM5 Accessibility

Specifications

Battery

BATTERY LIFE (CONTINUOUS COMMUNICATION TIME)

Max. 6 hrs (NC ON) | Max. 7 hrs (NC OFF)

Battery Charge Method

USB charger | Wireless charger (with case)

General Features (Active Headphones)

Max. 8 hrs (NC ON) | Max. 12 hrs (NC OFF)

Bluetooth® Specification

Bluetooth® version

Bluetooth Specification Version 5.3

Effective Range

10 m

FREQUENCY RANGE

2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz - 2.4835 GHz)

Profile

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, TMAP, CSIP, MCP, VCP, CCP

Supported Audio Format(s)

SBC, AAC, LDAC, LC3

Supported Content Protection

SCMS-T

Charging Case

Dimension

Approx. 64.6 x 40.0 x 26.5 mm

Weight

Approx. 39 g

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