Tuesday, July 5

Sony Announces New WH-1000XM5 Noise-Cancelling Headphones


Sony has announced the newest addition to its 1000X series – the WH-1000XM5 wireless, noise-cancelling headphones. This latest model brings a whole new immersive, distraction-free sound experience to users, with impressive noise-cancelling features and great audio quality.

Investing in a new set of high-quality wireless headphones can be a daunting task, especially considering the price of the top-notch devices from big name brands. But, if noise-cancelling features are important to you when shopping for the best price on wireless headphones then the new Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless, noise-cancelling headphones may be worth considering.

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Noise-cancelling just got better

Sony says the WH-1000XM5 has been created with its most remarkable noise-cancelling yet, with two processors controlling eight microphones that dramatically reduce noise, especially in the mid-high frequency range and an Auto NC Optimiser that automatically optimises noise cancellation, depending on the environment. Whether listeners are trying to zone into their work in a busy cafe or want to relax during a hectic morning commute, the WH-1000XM5 create an immersive listening environment.

Sony WH-1000XM5 Noise-Cancelling Headphones

With the help of the Integrated Processor V1, the WH-1000XM5 headphones unlock the full potential of Sony’s HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN, while the specially designed 30mm driver unit enhances noise cancelling. These features improve sound clarity and bass reproduction, creating exceptional noise cancellation that allows listeners to totally switch off from the world around them.

Sound engineering for the future

Sony says its WH-1000XM5 headphones set a whole new standard for high-quality audio, allowing you to enjoy your favourite tracks the way they should be experienced.

The specially designed 30mm driver unit with a light and rigid dome uses carbon fibre composite material that improves high-frequency sensitivity for more natural sound quality. Sony’s unique technologies include a premium-lead free solder containing gold for excellent connectivity and optimised circuitry that ensures users experience clear, consistent sound with every track.

Music lovers can now enjoy premium, High-Resolution Audio, with and without the wires, thanks to Sony’s industry-adopted audio coding technology, LDAC. All their music will be restored to high range sound with the use of DSEE Extreme, that upscales digital music files in real-time, allowing them to appreciate all the fine details the artist injected into their most-loved tracks.

Sony WH-1000XM5 Noise-Cancelling Headphones

These new headphones are 360 Reality Audio Certified that, allow users to enjoy a custom immersive music experience with personalisation.

Smart features you’ll love

The WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones also come with smart features as well as a personalised listening experience through the Sony Headphones Connect app. The app allows for instant OS notifications when listening levels are too high while the Speak-to-Chat feature, enables the user to stop for a quick conversation, by automatically stopping the music and letting in ambient sound. Once your chat is over, the music plays on, and with the help of an instant pause, your personal soundtrack will stop playing as soon as you take off the headphones.

The WH-1000XM5 are also Google Assistant and Alexa compatible, helping users with everyday tasks for hands-free help on the go.

Sony WH-1000XM5 Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Effortless pairing

Staying connected has never been easier, as these Bluetooth headphones can be paired with two devices at the same time. When you receive a call, your headphones will know which device it’s coming from and instantly connect you to the right one. You can also quickly switch between devices with just the touch of a button.

The WH-1000XM5 support Google’s helpful new Fast Pair feature, allowing you to effortlessly pair it with your Android devices. You can also locate where you last left your headphones. Swift Pair makes it quick and easy to pair the headphones to a Windows 11 or Windows 10 laptop, desktop PC or tablet.

All-day power and portability

The WH-1000XM5 offers users 30 hours of battery life, and if you’re in a rush, you can get a quick three hours’ worth of charge in just three minutes using USB Power Delivery.

The WH-1000XM5 comes with a handy collapsible carrying case that can be made thinner for easy storage, letting you easily take your headphones wherever you travel.


The WH-1000XM5 headphones will be available in South Africa from July 2022.

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