90points

Sony WH-1000XM4

93points

Sony WH-1000XM5

Sony WH-1000XM4
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Sony WH-1000XM4 vs Sony WH-1000XM5

Sony WH-1000XM4
Sony WH-1000XM5

Why is Sony WH-1000XM4 better than Sony WH-1000XM5?

  • 32 Ohms lower impedance
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    16 Ohmsvs48 Ohms
  • 10mm bigger driver unit
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    40mmvs30mm
  • Can be folded
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  • 0.5h shorter charge time
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    3hvs3.5h
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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Why is Sony WH-1000XM5 better than Sony WH-1000XM4?

  • 3 more microphone(s)
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    8vs5
  • Has a tangle free cable
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  • Has a mute function
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User reviews

Overall Rating

Sony WH-1000XM4
9.5
17 User reviews
Sony WH-1000XM4
9.5/10
17 User reviews
Sony WH-1000XM5
8.6
69 User reviews
Sony WH-1000XM5
8.6/10
69 User reviews

Features

Build quality

9.3/10
16 votes
8.9/10
61 votes

Sound quality

9.4/10
16 votes
9.0/10
61 votes

Value for money

8.8/10
16 votes
8.4/10
60 votes

Comfort

9.4/10
16 votes
8.8/10
61 votes

Noise isolation

9.6/10
16 votes
8.8/10
59 votes

Comments

Manuel

Manuel

1 year ago

10 / 10

Son grandiosos para el precio que tienen.

Manuel

Manuel

1 year ago

10 / 10

La escena sonora es impresionante, con cable o sin el se escuchan fenomenal. En formato mp3 o en Flac. Son para los amantes de la musica y de los detalles.

Pros

  • Ligeros
  • Alto rango de frecuencias
  • Se pueden usar con cable
  • Cancelaci贸n de ruido adaptativa autom谩tica

Cons

    1 users found this helpful
    Mario

    Mario

    11 months ago

    10 / 10

    Sonido, acabados, comodidad y tecnolog铆a 10/10

    Mario

    Mario

    11 months ago

    10 / 10

    Realmente se sienten aud铆fonos premium. Excelentes acabados, c贸modos y un excelente sonido. Ademas cuenta con aplicaci贸n m贸vil para ecualizar y configurarlos.

    1 users found this helpful
    Jes煤s

    Jes煤s

    11 months ago

    10 / 10

    Excelente calidad de sonido bajos intensos

    Jes煤s

    Jes煤s

    11 months ago

    10 / 10

    Me parecen sumamente c贸modos tienen una calidad espectacular ,pero creo que Sony pudo haber puesto mejor calidad de materiales.

    Pros

    • Son c贸modos para largos per铆odos de uso
    • Excelente para viajes en avi贸n

    Cons

    • Calidad de construcci贸n
    • Mala calidad de micr贸fono para llamadas
    1 users found this helpful

    Design

    weight

    254g

    250g

    We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
    has a detachable cable
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
    Ingress Protection (IP) rating

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WH-1000XM4)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WH-1000XM5)

    The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
    can be folded
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
    has a tangle free cable
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
    travel bag is included
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
    has an open-back design
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    The device is designed in a way that allows sound to go out through the back of the ear cups, which usually have vents or perforations. This design provides very natural and accurate sound.
    is dustproof and water-resistant
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
    sweat resistance
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

    Sound quality

    has active noise cancellation (noise control)
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
    The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
    highest frequency

    40000Hz

    40000Hz

    The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
    The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
    impedance

    16 Ohms

    48 Ohms

    Impedance is the device鈥檚 electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
    sound pressure level

    105dB/mW

    102dB/mW

    Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
    has a neodymium magnet
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
    has passive noise reduction
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

    Power

    The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
    The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
    Has USB Type-C
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
    has a battery level indicator
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
    has wireless charging
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
    battery power

    1100mAh

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WH-1000XM5)

    Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
    has a rechargeable battery
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    The battery can be recharged and used over again.
    has a removable battery
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

    Connectivity

    Can be used wirelessly
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
    Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
    has aptX Adaptive
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
    has aptX
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
    has LDAC
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
    has aptX Low Latency
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    aptX Low Latency is a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag (e.g. when playing games).
    has aptX HD
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
    has AAC
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    AAC is a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
    has a 3.5mm male connector
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    This audio plug allows you to connect to a range of devices which use a standard 3.5mm jack.

    Features

    has a noise-canceling microphone
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
    has ambient sound mode
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    Ambient sound mode uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. It鈥檚 useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what鈥檚 happening around you, for example when you鈥檙e jogging but still want to be able to hear traffic.
    has in/on-ear detection
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    Sensors can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused, saving battery life.
    More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
    has a mute function
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
    Multipoint allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
    control panel placed on a device
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
    can be used as a headset
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
    Has an in-line control panel
    Sony WH-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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