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Reviewed in United States on November 7, 2022
Purchased on the October 28, 2022
Sony WH-1000XM5 Noise-Canceling Wireless Over-Ear Headphones (Silver)
No matter the situation, you can connect and listen without distraction when you use the silver WH-1000XM5 Noise-Canceling Wireless Over-Ear Headphones from Sony. The latest edition of Sony's heralded ANC headphones, the WH-1000XM5 goes further to boost clarity. Active noise cancellation uses two processors and eight mics to filter out more high and midrange sound. Four of the mics are beamforming and use Precise Voice Pickup technology to better isolate your voice for pristine hands-free calls. What you hear is also high-quality thanks to Hi-Res Audio support via a newly developed 30mm driver. Add in a lightweight design, additional convenience features, and up to 30 hours of power, and you have a pair of headphones that you can wear all day.
With LDAC support, the WH-1000XM5 over-ear headphones can receive approximately three times the data than conventional Bluetooth transmissions, resulting in Hi-Res Audio from supported sources like select Android smartphones and media players. In addition, Sony's DSEE Extreme will upscale your compressed audio, using Edge-AI in real-time to recognize instruments, genre, and song elements to restore lost high-range sound. It's all pumped through newly developed 30mm drivers that are precisely engineered with the following range of sophisticated and high-quality components to achieve clear and consistent sound.
Keep Things Quiet When They're Not
You can enjoy a personal audio experience free of distraction thanks to Sony's processor and microphone combination. Even in noisy environments, Sony's Integrated Processor V1 lets the HD Noise Canceling Processor QN1 control eight different microphones to cancel out ambient noise, with the WH-1000XM5 improving on high and midrange frequency blocking. Then there's Sony's Auto NC Optimizer that automatically maximizes proper noise cancellation based on your wearing conditions and environment, such as taking atmospheric pressure into consideration.
They Can Hear You Now
Wireless headphones are as much for talking as they are for listening. When you're on the go, you need to be able to effectively communicate with others. Sony worked to keep your voice heard clearly, even in noisy situations, with Precise Voice Pickup technology. It was developed with AI machine learning and over 500 million voice samples to know how to remove ambient noise and isolate your voice, which they do using four beamforming microphones to focus on what you say.
Have a chat or order your morning coffee without taking off your headphones. Once you begin speaking, the music will automatically stop and let in ambient sound. Once you're done talking, noise cancelling and playback resume. This setting can be toggled in the Sony Headphones Connect app, available for iOS and Android devices.
This mode can be activated at a moment's notice when you need to quickly hear someone or an announcement. When activated, it will lower music, call audio, and ringtone, letting ambient sound in so you can hear what you need to hear.
On a full charge, the WH-1000XM5 headphones will run for up to 30 hours with ANC on, or up to 40 hours with it off. When talking, you get up to 24 hours of continuous communication time with ANC on, or up to 32 hours with it off.
Forgot to charge your headphones? A quick 3-minute charge of the WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones gives you up to 3 hours of playback when using an optional USB-PD adapter.
Comfortable & Lightweight
With such a long battery life, the WH-1000XM5 headphones need to be comfortable, which is why Sony uses soft-fit leather and designed them to fit snugly, but with less pressure on your ears. Adjusting them for a personalized fit is easy with a stepless slider, seamless swivel and hanger, and silent joints.