It's noise-cancelling taken to another level with two proprietary processors that cancel more external noise than ever, dual feedback microphones and noise isolation eartips.
Three microphones on each earbud improve low-frequency cancellation performance. This is Sony's biggest-ever step forward in noise canceling, resulting in ambient sound captured even more accurately so you can enjoy one of our purest sounds.
Exclusively developed by Sony, the Integrated Processor V2 unlocks the full potential of
WF-1000XM5's HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN2e. This unique combination of technology controls the six microphones across both ears to deliver unprecedented noise-cancelling quality that can be adapted to provide the best performance for your environment.
Leveraging the 24/96Khz resolution that LDAC can transfer, WF-1000XM5 brings you Hi-Res Audio Wireless made possible with Sony's 24-bit audio processing and high-performance amplification and Sony's upsized 8.4mm Dynamic Driver X with a new diaphragm structure that enhances clarity, and adapts better to noise-cancellation at low-frequencies.
The latter is a team-effort with Sony's Edge-AI DSP that doesn't even require the best music files for awesome sound. DSEE Extreme™ upscales compressed YouTube or streamed music in real-time.
WF-1000XM5 dynamically recognises each song's instrumentation, musical genre and individual elements, and restores high-range sound lost in compression.
Sony ensure you hear everything, and you're heard every time. Noise reduction algorithms developed with AI suppress ambient noise, so your speech on calls aren't muffled even in noisy situations.
Advanced one conduction sensors pick up the vibration of your voice directly from your skull bones, helping WF-1000XM5 isolate your speech from ambient sounds and background noise, for clear calls in even loud environments.
Precise Voice Pickup technology facilitates Sony's noise reduction algorithm that was developed with AI machine learning using more than 500 million voice samples to suppress ambient noise, increasing accuracy and extracting your voice clearly in various environments.
A wind noise-reduction structure and a mesh wrap in the microphone lastly minimises noise during calls, so you can be heard clearly in windy conditions.
This usability is complete with Bluetooth Multipoint connectivity meaning WF-1000XM5 can be paired with two Bluetooth devices simultaneously so, when a call comes in, your headphones can automatically connect to the right one. You can also get hands-free help by saying “Ok Google” or “Alexa” to activate your preferred voice assistant.
Sony give you up to eight hours of charge on your WF-1000XM5 and they can store another 16 hours in the included charging case for a total of up to 24 hours of listening every time you leave the house. And, for your convenience, a three-minute quick charge will give you up to 60 minutes of play.
When you do switch earphones, do so to one of Sony's other Bluetooth models, audiophile IEMs and music players
here, or check out all our other wireless buds here.
Driver 8.4mm dynamic driver
Bluetooth 5.3 Multipoint; SBC; AAC; LDAC
Frequency response 20Hz-40kHz
Battery life Up to 24h Bluetooth
Accessories included 1 x charging case; 1 x USB-C cable