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Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones


with mic



active noise-cancelling



Product SKU: WH1000XM5/B


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Audio46's Opinion

If you love a super wide and multidimensional sound, the Sony XM5 is well worth considering, especially if you’re moving up from the XM4. The XM5 offers a killer soundstage, thanks to Sony's 360 Reality Audio and support for Atmos, delivering an engaging and incredibly immersive experience. The spatial audio features provide a three-dimensional sensation, making the sound elements feel like they're suspended in front of and around you. The bass is robust and impactful, customizable with EQ settings if you feel like toning done the low-end. The midrange shows improved transparency, while the treble frequencies have a pleasant shine, boosting the sense of liveliness without any harshness. And overall, the XM5 is a significant upgrade from the XM4 with outstanding features and sound quality, and an accompanying app packed with tons of features and controls. Finally, the build quality is also more solid than its predecessor, so its likely to hold up much longer.

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Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Headphones

  • Industry-leading noise cancellation optimized to you
  • Magnificent Sound, engineered to perfection
  • Crystal clear hands-free calling
  • Up to 30-hour battery life with quick charging (3 min charge for 3 hours of playback)
  • Ultra-comfortable, lightweight design with soft fit leather
  • Multipoint connection allows you to quickly switch between devices
  • Redesigned collapsible case made for easy storage in a bag
  • WH-1000XM5 headphones feature intuitive touch control settings
  • For everyday convenience, just Speak-to-Chat and Quick Attention mode stop your music and let in ambient sound
  • Instant pause. Instant play.

Sony WH-1000XM5 Lifestyle Photograph


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.

Sony WH-1000XM5 your world and nothing else

At a glance all your favorite features

Industry-leading noise Cancellation: Our best noise canceling technology gets even better.

Extraordinary sound quality: Awe-inspiring audio quality delievered directly to you.

Crystal clear call quality: With Precise Voice Pickup Technology your calls come in crystal clear.

All day listening for the day ahead: Ultra-comfortable, lightweight design made for all day listening.

Sony WH-1000XM5 Key Features

Industry-leading noise cancellation

From airplane noise to people’s voices, our 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 canceling is automatically optimized based on your wearing conditions and environment.

Sony WH-1000XM5 Industry Leading Noise Cancellation

Multi Noise Sensor Technology

With 8 total microphones, these headphones are our biggest step forward in noise canceling technology. Ambient sound is captured even more accurately for a dramatic reduction in high frequency noise. Thanks to the new Auto NC Optimizer, noise canceling performance is always and automatically optimized based on wearing conditions and external environmental factors such as atmospheric pressure.

Sony WH-1000XM5 Multipoint Sensors

Incomparable noise processing

Specially developed by Sony, the Integrated Processor V1 unlocks the full potential of our HD Noise Canceling Processor QN1. This unique combination of technology controls 8 microphones to deliver unprecedent noise canceling quality.

Newly designed driver

A new 30mm precision-engineered driver unit featuring a soft TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) edge enhances noise canceling, especially in low frequency ranges, helping you enjoy your music precisely without ambient noise. The carbon fiber composite material is light weight 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 improves high frequency sensitivity for more natural sound quality. Sony 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.

Sony WH-1000XM5 Engineered to perfection

High-Resolution Audio with and without wires

The WH-1000XM5 supports High-Resolution Audio and High-Resolution Audio Wireless, thanks to LDAC, our industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC transmits approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth® audio for exceptional High-Resolution Audio quality.

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 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. Our 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.

Sony WH-1000XM5 Hands Free Calling

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.

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.

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.8

Multipoint Connection

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.

Sony WH-1000XM5 Multipoint Connection

Fast Pair

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.

All day comfort with an elegant design

These lightweight headphones are 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. Our elegant design with stepless slider, seamless swivel and hanger, and silent joints, makes WH-1000XM5 a pleasure to wear.

Sony WH-1000XM5 All Day Comfort

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.

Sony WH-1000XM5 All Day Power

Collapsible case saves space

Carry your headphones effortlessly in the redesigned case.

So immersive. So real.

Immerse yourself in 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.

Sony WH-1000XM5 360 Sound

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 be Remade’ philosophy that’s more socially responsible. 99% of paper packaging, other than labels, is produced using recycled and sustainable materials developed specially for Sony. WH-1000XM5 also uses recycled plastic materials from automobile parts.

Designed with the environment in mind

Sony is committed not only to offering products, services and content that deliver exciting experiences but also to working towards our goal of a zero environmental footprint throughout our business activities.

Sony WH-1000XM5 Sustainability In Mind

Included Accessories

  • Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones
  • Eighth-inch cable
  • USB-C charging cable
  • Manuals
  • Carrying case

Sony WH-1000XM5 Included Accessories




Max. 24 hrs (NC ON) , Max. 32 hrs (NC OFF)

Battery Charge Method


Battery Charge Time

Approx. 3.5 hrs

Battery Life (continuous music playback time)

Max. 30 hrs (NC ON), Max. 40 hrs (NC OFF)

Bluetooth® Specification

Bluetooth® version

Bluetooth Specification Version 5.2

Effective Range

32.81 ft


2.4 GHz band (2.4000–2.4835 GHz)



Supported Audio Format(s)


Supported Content Protection


General Features

Cord Length

approx. 3.94 ft

Cord type

Single-sided (detachable)

Driver Unit

11.82 in

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)

Headphone Type

Closed, dynamic

Impedance (Ohm)

48 ohm (1 kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned on), 16 ohm (1 kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned off)


Stereo Mini Jack



Passive Operation



Gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini plug

Sensitivities (dB/mW)

102 dB (1 kHz) / mW (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned on), 100 dB (1 kHz) / mW (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned off)

Volume Control

Touch Sensor

Wearing Style

Over Ear

DSEE Extreme


Ambient Sound Mode


Noise Canceling

Ambient Sound Mode


Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing


Personal NC Optimizer

Auto NC Optimizer

Quick Attention


Product Reviews


Sony WH1000XM5 vs Mark Levinson No.5909

The No.5909 is the heavier headphone of the two models. It also has a firmer clamping force. Surprisingly, the No.5909 can reach a more powerful ANC level than that of the Sony. The XM5 presents a thick and creamy low end, while the No.5909 takes a more conservative approach that sounds significantly more natural and nuanced. That being said, if you’re looking for the fairest deal, the XM5 offers a hell of a lot with respect to functionality and overall sound quality. But for uncompromising audiophiles, the far superior skills of the No.5909 just might be worth the extra 500 bucks.

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Sennheiser Momentum 4 vs Sony WH1000XM5 

As far as default balance and EQ is concerned, I was far more impressed with the Sennheiser Momentum 4. However, there are some things to be considered here: the Sony WH-1000XM5 probably has the Momentum 4 beat in most other categories, from its featherweight fit to its spatial audio capabilities.

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Adam SVG verified by SHOP
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Headphones are great and I love the sound. Very happy with them. Also shipping was incredibly fast thank you!

Garrison SVG verified by SHOP
United States United States

great battery life, comfortable. noise cancellation isn’t as good as bose QC45 but still gets the job done!

Brayan G.
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Sony Headphones

very good! really easy to set up, and in love with the bass !

Ben L.
United States United States

love them

wonderful experience

United States United States

Works as advertised and audio46 backs up there advertising

Great, received an email with an advertised sale price. Went to order the item and the price was different during checkout. Contacted audio46 and they honored the sale price. Item came quickly and works great…I have better audiophile headphones with portable headphone amps and cables…but for ease of use and portability these work fine


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