Full Specifications and Features
Full Specifications and Features
Size & Weight
- Approx. 250 g
- Headphone Type
- Closed, dynamic
- Driver Unit
- Impedance (Ohm)
- 48 ohm (1 kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned on), 16 ohm (1 kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned off)
- Frequency Response
- 4 Hz–40,000 Hz (JEITA)
- Frequency Response (Active Operation)
- 4 Hz–40,000 Hz
- Frequency Response (Bluetooth® Communication)
- 20 Hz–20,000 Hz (44.1 kHz Sampling) 20 Hz–40,000 Hz (LDAC 96 kHz Sampling 990 kbps)
- Sensitivities (dB/mW)
- 102 dB (1 kHz) / mW (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned on), 100 dB / mW (1 kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned off)
- Volume Control
- Touch Sensor
- Cord Type
- Single-sided (detachable)
- Cord Length
- approx. 1.2 m
- Gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini plug
- Stereo Mini Jack
- Wearing Style
- Over Ear
- DSEE Extreme
- Passive Operation
- AMBIENT SOUND MODE
- Battery Charge Time
- Approx. 3.5 hrs
- Battery Charge Method
- Battery Life (continuous music playback time)
- Max. 30 hrs (NC ON), Max. 40 hrs (NC OFF)
- BATTERY LIFE(CONTINUOUS COMMUNICATION TIME)
- Max. 24 hrs (NC ON) , Max. 32 hrs (NC OFF)
- Bluetooth® version
- Bluetooth Specification Version 5.2
- Effective Range
- 10 m
- Frequency Range
- 2.4GHz band (2.4000GHz-2.4835GHz)
- A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
- Supported Audio Format(s)
- SBC, AAC, LDAC
- Supported Content Protection
- Personal NC Optimizer
- Auto NC Optimizer
- Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing
- Ambient Sound Mode
- Quick Attention
What's In The Box
- Carrying Case
- Connection Cable
- USB Cable
Industry-leading noise cancellation
From airplane noise to people’s voices, our WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones with multiple-microphone noise cancelling keep out more high- and mid-frequency sounds than ever. And with Auto NC Optimizer, noise cancelling is automatically optimized based on your wearing conditions and environment.
Multi Noise Sensor technology
With four microphones on each earcup, this is our biggest ever step forward in noise cancelling. Ambient sound is captured even more accurately for a dramatic reduction in high-frequency noise. Thanks to Auto NC Optimizer, noise-cancelling performance is always and automatically optimized based on wearing conditions and external environmental factors such as atmospheric pressure.
Incomparable noise cancelling
Specially developed by Sony, the Integrated Processor V1 unlocks the full potential of our HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1. This unique combination of technology controls eight microphones to deliver unprecedented noise-cancelling quality.
Specially designed 30 mm driver unit
The specially designed 30-mm driver unit featuring a soft edge enhances noise cancelling, helping you enjoy your music precisely, without ambient noise. The carbon fibre composite material realizes light weight and high rigidity dome and improves sound clarity, especially in high-frequency ranges.
Superlative sound, engineered to perfection
The specially designed 30 mm driver unit with light and rigid dome using carbon fibre composite material improves high frequency sensitivity for more natural sound quality. Sony unique technologies include a premium lead-free solder containing gold for excellent conductivity, Fine Sound Resistor for even power distribution and optimized circuitry for an improved signal-to-noise ratio to ensure clear, consistent sound.
Enjoy High-Resolution Audio with and without wires
The WH-1000XM5 supports High-Resolution Audio and High-Resolution Audio Wireless, thanks to LDAC, our industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC transmits approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth® audio for exceptional High-Resolution Audio quality.
Real-time restoration of all your compressed files
Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ upscales compressed digital music files in real time. Dynamically recognizing instrumentation, musical genres and individual elements of each song, it restores high-range sound lost in compression.
Industry-leading call quality
Our Precise Voice Pickup Technology uses four beamforming microphones and an AI-based noise reduction algorithm to isolate your voice precisely. A newly developed wind noise reduction structure minimizes wind noise during calls. Wherever you are, you’ll always hear and be heard clearly.
Multiple microphones, focused on your voice
Equipped with four beamforming microphones, these headphones are calibrated to only pick up your voice. An improved signal-to-noise ratio enables them to catch every single word, even when there’s a lot of noise around.
Ultra clear, noise-free calls
With Precise Voice Pickup Technology and advanced audio signal processing, the person on the other end of the call will hear your voice clearly, even when you are in noisy situations. Our noise reduction algorithm was developed with AI machine learning using more than 500 million voice samples to suppress ambient noise and extract your voice clearly in a wide range of environments. [1 = With noise, 2 = Without noise].
All day comfort with a noiseless design
These lightweight headphones are beautifully finished in newly developed soft-fit leather. This material fits snugly around the head with less pressure on the ears while keeping out external sounds. Our noiseless design with stepless slider, seamless swivel and hanger makes WH-1000XM5 a pleasure to wear.
Adaptive Sound Control automatically adjusts to whatever you do
Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that senses where you are and what you’re doing, then adjusts ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience. When activated, it learns your behaviour and recognizes locations that you frequently visit, such as your workplace or a favourite café and tailors sound to suit the situation.
For everyday convenience, just Speak-to-Chat
As soon as you start a conversation, Speak-to-Chat automatically stops your music and lets in ambient sound—handy if you want to keep your headphones on or talk hands-free. This smart feature uses microphones built into your headphones and advanced audio signal processing to recognize and react to your voice. Once your chat is over, your music starts playing again automatically.
Instant pause. Instant play.
Just take the headphones off and the music stops—a capacitive sensor knows when you are wearing them. It also helps improve detection accuracy and design. Put the headphones back on and the music starts again.
Quick access to your favourite music
With Quick Access, you can configure these headphones to resume Spotify music playback with two or three taps—no need to touch your smartphone.
Control with your voice
Get hands-free help—Just say “Hey Google” or “Alexa” to activate your preferred voice assistant. Listen to music, connect with friends, get notiﬁcations, set reminders and more. You can even control your headphone features like noise cancellation with your voice, listen to and interact with emails in Microsoft Outlook and join Microsoft Teams meetings using Google Assistant or Siri.
Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app
Check how safely you’re listening to music by comparing sound pressure data recorded by your headphones with guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO). Receive OS notifications when listening levels are too high.
For total convenience, these Bluetooth® headphones can be paired with two Bluetooth devices at the same time. So when a call comes in, your headphones know which device is ringing and connects to the right one automatically. You’ll also be able to quickly switch your headphones to either of the two devices at the touch of a button.
Find your headphones with Fast Pair
The WH-1000XM5 supports Google’s helpful new Fast Pair feature. It lets you easily locate where you left your headphones by tone sound, or checking their last known location in Google’s Find My Device app on your smartphone.
Easy pairing with your computer
Swift Pair makes it quick and easy to pair your headphones with your Windows 11 or Windows 10 laptop, desktop PC or tablet. Pop-up pairing guidance appears on nearby Windows 11 or Windows 10 devices when pairing mode is selected.
All day power and quick charging
With a huge 30 hours of battery life you’ll have enough power even for long trips. If you need to top up in a hurry, you can get 3 hours’ worth of charge after just 3 minutes with an optional USB-PD compatible AC adapter.
Everything’s at your fingertips
The WH-1000XM5 headphones feature intuitive touch control settings—for example, push the button on the left side to switch from Noise Cancelling to Ambient Sound or use the touch panel on the right side to play or pause music, skip tracks, change volume and much more.
Collapsible case, saves space
Carry your headphones effortlessly in the soft matching case. Take them out and they are collapsible for easy storage in a bag.
What’s in the box
Open up the packaging of your WH-1000XM5 headphones and you’ll find a carrying case, headphone cable (approx. 1.2 m) and USB charging cable.
Better for the environment
There’s no plastic in the WH-1000XM5 packaging, which is designed based on low-toxicity design principles and a ‘Made to be Remade’ philosophy that’s more socially responsible. The product box is produced using recycled and sustainable materials developed specially for Sony. WH-1000XM5 also uses recycled plastic materials from automobile parts.
So immersive. So real.
Immerse yourself in sound all around you. As real as if you are there at a live concert or with the artist recording in a studio. With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been so immersive and so real. These headphones let you enjoy 360 Reality Audio.
360 Spatial Sound Personalizer
With the Sony | 360 Spatial Sound Personalizer app, you’ll enjoy a sound experience that’s optimized for you. The app captures and analyzes your ear shape, allowing these headphones to create your own personal spatial sound field when using WLA-NS7 to connect to BRAVIA XR TVs.
Dolby Atmos Experience
With a Sony WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter connected to a BRAVIA XR TV your headphones create the ideal arrangement of phantom speakers all around you so you can enjoy a Dolby Atmos experience. Be immersed in the scene and feel right at the heart of the action.