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Sony WH-1000XM5

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Sony WH-1000XM5 review: specs and price

Sony WH-1000XM5

Why is Sony WH-1000XM5 better than the average?

  • Lowest frequency
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    4Hzvs14.27Hz
  • Highest frequency
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    40000Hzvs25013.44Hz
  • Battery life
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    30hvs25.6h
  • Bluetooth version
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    5.2vs4.41
  • Number of microphones
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    8vs1.17

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User reviews

Overall Rating

Sony WH-1000XM5
8.6
68 User reviews
Sony WH-1000XM5
8.6/10
68 User reviews

Features

Build quality

8.9/10
60 votes

Sound quality

9.0/10
60 votes

Value for money

8.4/10
59 votes

Comfort

8.8/10
60 votes

Noise isolation

8.9/10
58 votes

Comments

Pi

Pi

4 months ago

9 / 10

One of the best in its class

Pi

Pi

4 months ago

9 / 10

Great piece of technology. Easy to wear - even for longer period of time. Noise cancellation must be one of the best in it's class - removing any background noise even in very noisy environments. If you think about new head phones - those are the ones to get.

Pros

  • Design
  • Noise Cancellation
  • Comfort

Cons

  • Price
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Sharon

Sharon

4 months ago

8 / 10

Best in class, premium value for money

Sharon

Sharon

4 months ago

8 / 10

The predecessors to the Sony WH-1000XM5 were king of the hill, and this new headphone takes that crown. With new drivers, features, and design, the Sony WH-1000XM5 is an intriguing set of headphones among the flagship active noise cancelling (ANC) devices on the market. It excels in travel or at the office, in particular.

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Anthony

Anthony

4 months ago

9 / 10

microphones for unprecedented noise cancellation.

Anthony

Anthony

4 months ago

9 / 10

WH-1000XM5 noise canceling headphones combine our best ever noise canceling technology with superlative sound for a truly remarkable listening experience.

Pros

  • Very good since it has the microphones for unprecedented noise cancellation.

Cons

  • The price is too high
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Design

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.
2.has a detachable cable
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With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
3.Ingress Protection (IP) rating

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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.
4.can be folded
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Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
5.has a tangle free cable
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The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
6.travel bag is included
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The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
7.has an open-back design
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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.
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.
9.sweat resistance
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Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

Sound quality

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.
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 is the device’s 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.
Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
7.has a neodymium magnet
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Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
8.has passive noise reduction
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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.
3.Has USB Type-C
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The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
4.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has wireless charging
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It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
6.battery power

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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.
7.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.
8.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
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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.
3.has aptX Adaptive
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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.
4.Has Bluetooth aptX
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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.
5.has LDAC
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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.
6.has aptX Low Latency
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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).
7.has aptX HD
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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).
8.has AAC
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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.
9.has a 3.5mm male connector
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This audio plug allows you to connect to a range of devices which use a standard 3.5mm jack.

Features

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
2.has ambient sound mode
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Ambient sound mode uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. It’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re jogging but still want to be able to hear traffic.
3.has in/on-ear detection
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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.
5.has a mute function
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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.
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.
8.can be used as a headset
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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.
9.Has an in-line control panel
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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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