Sony Headphones WH-1000XM5 – SPECS & FEATURES

Sony Headphones WH-1000XM5 Featured


Immerse yourself in unparalleled audio quality with the Sony Headphones WH-1000XM5, boasting state-of-the-art noise cancellation driven by two processors and eight microphones. The Auto NC Optimizer ensures adaptive noise cancellation tailored to your surroundings. Engineered with the cutting-edge Integrated Processor V1, these Sony xm5 headphones deliver magnificent sound and crystal-clear hands-free calling through four beamforming microphones. Enjoy an extended 30-hour battery life with quick charging – just 3 minutes provides 3 hours of playback.

The ultra-comfortable, lightweight design, coupled with soft-fit leather, ensures a luxurious experience. Switch seamlessly between devices with a multipoint connection, and carry your Sony wireless headphones effortlessly in the redesigned case. Take control with intuitive touch settings for pausing, playing, skipping tracks, adjusting volume, activating your voice assistant, and answering calls. Everyday convenience is at your fingertips with Speak-to-Chat and Quick Attention mode, which automatically pauses music to let in ambient sound.


Sony Headphones WH-1000XM5 What's Inside



Cord Length

3.94 ft

Cord type

Single-sided (detachable)

Driver Unit

1.18 inches / 30mm

Frequency Response

4 Hz–40,000 Hz (JEITA)

Sony Wireless Headphones Type

Closed, dynamic

Impedance (Ohm)

48 ohm


Stereo Mini Jack




Gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini plug

Passive Operation


Sensitivities (dB)

102 dB (1 kHz)

Volume Control

Touch Sensor

Wearing Style

Over Ear

DSEE Extreme


Ambient Sound Mode


Noise Canceling

Ambient Sound Mode


Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing


Quick Attention


Personal NC Optimizer

Auto NC Optimizer


Battery Life (Talk Time)

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

Battery Charge Method


Battery Life (Playback Time)

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

Battery Charge Time

Approx. 3.5 hrs


Bluetooth version


Effective Range

32.81 ft

Frequency Range

2.4 GHz band



Supported Content Protection


Supported Audio Format(s)



Precision-Engineered Driver Unit

You can now perfectly enjoy your music without background noise thanks to a new 30mm precision-engineered driver unit with a soft TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) edge that aids noise canceling, especially in low-frequency regions. The clarity of sound is enhanced, particularly in high-frequency ranges, by the high-stiffness dome and the lightweight carbon fiber composite construction.

Advanced Audio Engineering

The driver unit, which is light and sturdy, has been precisely built to enhance high-frequency sensitivity and provide a more realistic sound. A premium lead-free solder with gold added for exceptional conductivity, a fine sound resistor for uniform power distribution, and circuitry optimized for a better signal-to-noise ratio to guarantee clear, consistent sound are just a few of Sony’s distinctive innovations.

High-Resolution Audio

Thanks to our industry-accepted audio coding technology LDAC, the Sony Headphones WH-1000XM5 provides both High-Resolution Audio and High-Resolution Audio Wireless sound quality. For remarkable High-Resolution Audio quality, LDAC transfers around three times as much data as standard Bluetooth audio.

Real-Time Restoration

Real-time upscaling of compressed digital audio files is possible with DSEE Extreme thanks to Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence). Restoring high-range sound lost in compression, it dynamically recognizes instruments, musical genres, and specific parts of each song.

Precise Voice Pickup Technology

Even in busy environments, the person on the other end of the conversation will be able to hear your voice thanks to Precise Voice Pickup Technology and sophisticated audio signal processing. With the use of more than 500 million speech samples and AI machine learning, our noise reduction algorithm was created to effectively suppress background noise and extract your voice in a variety of settings.

Beamforming Microphones

The Sony XM5 headphones have four beamforming microphones that are optimized to detect just your speech. They can pick up every word even in noisy environments because to an enhanced signal-to-noise ratio.


Speak-to-Chat automatically turns off your music and lets in background noise when you initiate a chat, which is useful whether you wish to converse hands-free or use the loudest headphones. This clever function recognizes and responds to your speech using microphones integrated into your Best Bluetooth headphones and sophisticated audio signal processing. Your music will automatically resume after your talk ends.

Utilize Your Voice To Control

Say “OK Google” or “Alexa” to bring up your favorite virtual assistant. Take in entertainment, communicate with friends, obtain information, play music, receive alerts, make notes, and much more. Even the noise-canceling capabilities of your Sony Wireless headphones may be operated by voice commands. Use Google Assistant or Siri to attend Microsoft Teams meetings and to listen to and interact with emails in Microsoft Outlook.


Leading-Edge Noise Cancellation

Our Sony Headphones WH-1000XM5 with 8 microphones for noise cancellation block out more high and mid-frequency noises than ever before, including voices and airplane noise. Additionally, the innovative Auto NC Optimizer optimizes noise cancellation automatically according to your surroundings and wearing conditions.

Multi Noise Sensor

These loudest headphones represent the largest advancement in noise-canceling technology to date, with a total of 8 microphones. A significant decrease in high-frequency noise is achieved via an even more precise recording of ambient sound. The noise canceling performance is always automatically optimized based on wearing circumstances and external environmental elements, such as air pressure, thanks to the new Auto NC Optimizer.

Noise Canceling Processor QN1

The Integrated Processor V1, created specifically for Sony, allows our HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 to reach its maximum potential. Eight microphones are controlled by this special technology to provide unprecedented noise-cancellation quality.

Sony XM5 Headphones Processor

Dolby Atmos

Enjoy a Dolby Atmos experience with your Sony XM5 headphones creating the perfect arrangement of phantom speakers all around you with a Sony WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter linked to a BRAVIA XR TV (sold separately). Feel completely engrossed in the action and fully immersed in the situation.


Your battery will last up to 30 hours, so you’ll have adequate juice for extended travels. If you need to charge quickly, you may use an extra USB-PD-compliant AC adapter to receive three hours’ worth of energy in only three minutes.

Sony XM5 Headphones Play Time And Battery


These Best Bluetooth headphones may be synced with two Bluetooth devices simultaneously for ultimate convenience. As a result, your Sony xm5 Headphones will automatically pair with the device that is ringing when a call comes in. At the push of a button, you’ll also be able to instantly swap your loudest headphones between the two devices.

Fast Pair

The useful new Fast Pair function from Google is supported by the WH-1000XM5 Sony Headphones. Using the Google Find My Device app on your smartphone, you can quickly find the position of your Sony Wireless headphones by listening to a tone sound or seeing their most recent known location.

Easy Pairing With PC

Pairing your Sony Headphones WH-1000XM5 with a Windows 11 or Windows 10 laptop, desktop computer, or tablet is quick and simple using Swift Pair. When pairing mode is chosen, pop-up pairing instructions show up on adjacent Windows 11 or Windows 10 devices.


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Turn on Headset

Hold down the Sony XM5 Headphones Power Icon (power) button for approximately two seconds, or until the blue indicator begins to flash. Upon initially turning on the headset after purchase, pairing mode is initiated automatically.

Bluetooth Connection

Observe the guidelines on the Sony | Headphones Connect app after downloading it.

Operating the Headset

The touch sensor control panel allows you to do the following tasks.

  • Press twice fast: Play/Pause
  • Release after swiping ahead: Go ahead and start the following track
  • Reverse swipe, then let go: Go back to the start of the previous track (or, if playing, the current track).
  • Release and swipe up: Increase the volume
  • Release and swipe down: Decrease the volume

Frequently Asked Questions

How do the WH-1000XM5 Sony Headphones achieve unparalleled noise cancellation?

The Best Bluetooth headphone employs two processors and eight microphones, utilizing Auto NC Optimizer for adaptive noise cancellation tailored to your surroundings.

What is the significance of the Integrated Processor V1 in these Noise Cancelling headphones?

The cutting-edge Integrated Processor V1 enhances sound quality and facilitates crystal-clear hands-free calling through four beamforming microphones.

How long is the battery life of the Sony Headphones WH-1000XM5, and how fast is the quick charging feature?

The Loudest headphones offer up to 30 hours of battery life, and a quick 3-minute charge provides 3 hours of playback.

Can the Sony Headphones WH-1000XM5 be used for extended periods comfortably?

Yes, the Loudest headphones feature an ultra-comfortable, lightweight design with soft-fit leather for a luxurious experience.

How does Speak-to-Chat and Quick Attention mode enhance everyday convenience?

These features automatically pause music to allow ambient sounds when initiating a chat, providing hands-free conversation. Music resumes after the conversation ends.

What are the key specifications of the WH-1000XM5 Sony Headphones, including driver unit size and frequency response?

The Best Bluetooth headphones feature a 30mm precision-engineered driver unit, a closed dynamic design, and a frequency response of 4 Hz–40,000 Hz.

What unique technologies contribute to the high-resolution audio quality of the Sony Wireless headphones?

Technologies such as LDAC, DSEE Extreme for real-time audio restoration, and precise voice pickup technology with beamforming microphones contribute to high-resolution audio.

How do the Sony xm5 Headphones handle noise cancellation in various environments?

The Noise Cancelling headphones utilize advanced noise cancellation with eight microphones, an Auto NC Optimizer, and the Noise Canceling Processor QN1 for optimal performance based on wearing conditions and surroundings.

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