Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Over-Ear Noise Canceling Headphones

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Model: WH1000XM5/B UPC: 027242923232 Item: 3645

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Your world. Nothing else.

The WH-1000XM5 headphones rewrite the rules for distraction-free listening. Two processors control 8 microphones for unprecedented noise cancellation and exceptional call quality. With a newly developed driver, DSEE – Extreme, and Hires audio support the WH-1000XM5 headphones provide awe-inspiring audio quality.

Industry-leading Noise Cancellation

From airplane noise to people’s voices, Sony's WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones keep out more high and mid-frequency sounds than ever. And with Auto NC Optimizer, noise-canceling 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-canceling technology. Ambient sound is captured even more accurately for a dramatic reduction in high-frequency noise. Thanks to Auto NC Optimizer, noise-canceling 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 eight microphones to deliver unprecedented 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 light and rigid driver improves sound clarity and bass reproduction.

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.

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.

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. Sony's elegant design with stepless slider, seamless swivel and hanger, and silent joints, makes WH-1000XM5 a pleasure to wear.

Adaptive Sound Control automatically adjusts to whatever you do

Adaptative Volume control automatically optimizes volume based on your environment. When activated, it learns your behavior and recognizes locations that you frequently visit, such as your workplace or a favorite café, and tailors sounds to suit the situation.

Speak to Chat

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 recognize and react to your voice. Once your chat is over, your music starts playing again automatically.

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.

Real-time restoration of all your compressed files

Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ upscales compressed digital music files in real-time. Dynamically recognizing the instrumentation, musical genres, and individual elements of each song, it restores high-range sound lost in compression.

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.

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.

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 optional USB-PD compatible AC adapter.

Collapsible case saves space

Carry your headphones effortlessly in the redesigned case.

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 especially for Sony. WH-1000XM5 also uses recycled plastic materials from automobile parts.

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.

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.



  • Battery
    • 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® Specification
    • Bluetooth® version: Bluetooth Specification 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
    • 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)
    • Input(s): Stereo Mini Jack
    • Magnet: Neodymium
    • Passive Operation: Yes
    • Plug: 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: Yes
    • Ambient Sound Mode: Yes
  • Noise Canceling
    • Ambient Sound Mode: Yes
    • Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing: Yes
    • Personal NC Optimizer: Auto NC Optimizer
    • Quick Attention: Yes
  • Size & Weight
    • Weight: Approx. 8.82 oz

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • WH-1000XM5 Wireless Over-Ear Noise Canceling Headphones
  • WH-1000XM5 carrying case
  • Headphone cable (approx. 1.2m)
  • USB charging cable


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Customer Reviews for Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Over-Ear Noise Canceling Headphones

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Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent noise cancellation
Great product, comfortable to wear and quite value for money. Controls on the right ear is too sensitive tho and reacts every time when adjusting the headphone.
January 15, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
I made the right choice!
I've been contemplating investing in a good pair of ANC headphones for a while and after a couple of weeks of researching online about the possible brands, I decided to go with this pair and it's been life-changing!

I've been using it for around a month now and it's an amazing experience to listen to music outdoors, while commuting or just travelling. The battery life really is amazing and the ANC is top-notch. I've even taken a flight wearing these headphones and barely heard the typical rumbling. The build feels high-quality too and it's comfortable for long periods of wear, though it might take a couple days to get used to the feeling of the ANC on.

Definitely a worthy purchase.
January 12, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
Amazing Product!
I bought this a couple weeks ago and this product is amazing! The noise cancellation is highly effective and the sound quality is excellent!
January 10, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great Comfort & Functions
What I love most about this WH-1000XM5 is the comfort. The earpads are so soft yet durable, they will form and align with your face to seal off some noise. Plus with the ANC, you will hear next to nothing, frankly speaking - you will hear some voice, or high-note sound but will hardly recognize what the other people say.

For the functions, this pair has quite the same functions with their predecessor. The difference is you don't need to mess with the NC Optimizer function, instead, it will continuously adjust for you.

The sound, WH-1000XM5 has a new driver, I have no idea what is so special about that but the sound I hear from this headphone is beyond my expectation. The bass is clear and proper, not too much. The highs are so good I love to replay all the songs with brass or string instruments. For the vocal, I don't recognize much difference from the older generation.

The down points are:
1. it does not fold.
2. Their band feels fragile.I know that it is actually strong.
3. From 2.) the experience when you pull each cups to wear on your head sometime feels awkward because you don't want to stretch them hard.

Overall, this is a great headphone I would recommend to anyone with enough budget.
January 10, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
Really superb sound and very comfortable to use
Wanted to purchase this for a long time but it was a little too expensive before i can finally got it at Sony Store when it's on sale. The deadest has excellent cushioning and superb sound. On top of that, it is very comfortable to use.
January 9, 2023
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Rated 4 out of 5
Great product
I bought this headphone and I love it, it fits my ear perfectly but the only one thing I hated about it was the speak-to-chat overall was wonderful
January 9, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
I brought these shortly after christmas because there was a sale. The sound on these is soo good! You can truly hear everything within the music! Although, i don’t think i would have brought these for their original price just because i think it’s quite a big price point and you can definitely get good headphones for cheaper. I could recommend working out with these on if your doing anything which requires head movement. They did fall and slip when i was doing an ab workout so just bare that in mind. Overall, for the sound it’s incredible which is why I have given these a 5 star. Also, I have been conflicted whether these are better than the 4s. i’ve seen many many reviews and over all i picked these because of the aesthetic. ANC is also incredible on these! i wear them whilst studying in busy places and genuinely cannot hear anything!
January 8, 2023
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Rated 4 out of 5
Very good headset
The headset is well made, the sound quality and ANC is amazing. Also I was pleasantly surprised from the mic performance. Even in busy streets and with wind I can be heard on the other end. Comparing to jabra elite e75 and jabra 85t which I also own there is no comparison. I removed one star because of the price. They are very expensive.
January 8, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
really comfortable
bought it a month ago and now is a part of my daily life
January 8, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great sound
The best headphone I bought for a long time . Great bass
January 8, 2023
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