Our best noise cancelling gets even better
See how these Sony noise cancelling headphones combine our best ever noise cancelling technology with superlative sound for a truly remarkable listening experience.
The best noise cancelling
From airplane noise to people’s voices, our WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones with multiple microphone noise cancelling keep out more high and mid frequency sounds than ever. And with Auto NC Optimizer, noise cancelling is automatically optimised based on your wearing conditions and environment.
Multi Noise Sensor technology
With four microphones on each earcup, this is our biggest ever step forward in noise cancelling. Ambient sound is captured even more accurately for a dramatic reduction in high frequency noise. Thanks to Auto NC Optimizer, noise cancelling performance is always and automatically optimised based on wearing conditions and external environmental factors such as atmospheric pressure.
Incomparable noise cancelling
Specially developed by Sony, the Integrated Processor V1 unlocks the full potential of our HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1. This unique combination of technology controls eight microphones to deliver unprecedented noise cancelling quality.
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Specially designed 30mm driver unit
The specially designed 30mm driver unit featuring a soft edge enhances noise cancelling helping you enjoy your music precisely without ambient noise. The carbon fiber composite material realizes light weight and high rigidity dome and improves sound clarity, especially in high frequency ranges.
Superlative sound, engineered to perfection
The specially designed 30mm driver unit with light and rigid dome using carbon fiber composite material 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 optimised circuitry for an improved signal-to-noise ratio to ensure clear, consistent sound.
Enjoy 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.
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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.
Industry-leading call quality
Our Precise Voice Pickup Technology uses four beamforming microphones and an AI-based noise reduction algorithm to isolate your voice precisely. A newly developed wind noise reduction structure minimises wind noise during calls. Wherever you are, you’ll always hear and be heard clearly.
Multiple microphones, focused on your voice
Equipped with four beamforming microphones, these 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.
Ultra clear, noise-free calls
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.
All day comfort with a noiseless 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 noiseless design with stepless slider, seamless swivel and hanger makes WH-1000XM5 a pleasure to wear.
Our smart features make it easier than ever to access and enjoy your entertainment throughout the day. For example, you can play music and control the volume without opening your phone by simply pressing a button on your headphones. It also detects when you speak and can temporarily stop the music. Operating these headphones is effortless and they will fit seamlessly into your life.
Adaptive Sound Control automatically adjusts to whatever you do
Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that senses where you are and what you’re doing, then adjusts ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience. When activated, it learns your behaviour and recognises locations that you frequently visit, such as your workplace or a favourite café, and tailors sound to suit the situation.
For everyday convenience, just 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 recognise and react to your voice. Once your chat is over, your music starts playing again automatically.
Seamless music and audio notifications
Auto Play delivers music and audio notifications just when you need them. Music plays at your preferred timings, 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 1 to get your favourite music and relaxing soundscapes. Auto Play app is in Beta, which means its features and experiences might be changed and improved
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
Get hands-free help – Just say “Hey Google” or “Alexa” to activate your preferred voice assistant.
Listen to music, connect with friends, get 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.
Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app
Check how safely you’re listening to music by comparing sound pressure data recorded by your headphones with guidance of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Receive OS notifications when listening levels are too high.
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 a huge 30 hours of battery life you’ll have enough power even for long trips. If you need to top up in a hurry, you can get 3 hours' worth of charge after just 3 minutes with an optional USB-PD compatible AC adapter.
Everything’s at your fingertips
The WH-1000XM5 headphones feature intuitive touch control settings – for example, push the button on the left side to switch from Noise Cancelling to Ambient Sound or use the touch panel on the right side to play or pause music, skip tracks, change volume and much more.
Specifications & Features
Our ultra comfortable WH-1000XM5 headphones rewrite the rules for distraction-free listening and exceptional call clarity. Two processors control multiple microphones for unprecedented noise cancelling while Auto NC Optimizer automatically optimises noise cancelling based on your wearing conditions and environment. The specially designed 30mm driver unit delivers superior sound quality for all your entertainment.
Size & Weight
48 ohm(1kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned on) , 16 ohm(1kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned off)
4 Hz - 40,000 Hz (JEITA)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE (ACTIVE OPERATION)
4 Hz - 40,000 Hz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE(BLUETOOTH® COMMUNICATION)
20Hz-20,000Hz (44.1kHz sampling) 20Hz-40,000Hz (LDAC 96kHz sampling 990kbps)
102dB(1kHz) / mW (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned on) , 100dB / mW(1kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned off)
Gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini plug
Stereo Mini Jack
AMBIENT SOUND MODE
BATTERY CHARGE TIME
Approx. 3.5 hrs
BATTERY CHARGE METHOD
BATTERY LIFE(CONTINUOUS MUSIC PLAYBACK TIME)
Max. 30 hrs (NC ON) , Max. 40 hrs (NC OFF)
BATTERY LIFE(CONTINUOUS COMMUNICATION TIME)
Max. 24 hrs (NC ON) , Max. 32 hrs (NC OFF)
Bluetooth Specification Version5.2
2.4GHz band (2.4000GHz-2.4835GHz)
A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
SUPPORTED AUDIO FORMAT(S)
SBC, AAC, LDAC
SUPPORTED CONTENT PROTECTION
PERSONAL NC OPTIMIZER
Auto NC Optimizer
ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE OPTIMIZING
AMBIENT SOUND MODE
What's In The Box
- Carrying Case
- Connection Cable
- USB Cable