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Get to know Sony WH-1000XM5, the industry-leading in noise cancelling headphones

While you may know that Sony has launched the latest WH-1000XM5, but you may not know all the amazing technology and features that made it as the industry-leading in noise cancelling headphones. In this article, we will go in-depth and learn all about the WH-1000XM5. As of writing this article, Sony Malaysia has confirmed the noise cancelling headphones will be available on June 2022 but no price were announced.

Now, let’s learn more at below.

Making the best even better

To continue as the industry-leading in noise cancelling headphones, Sony has bring its A-game by packing 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.

With the Integrated Processor V1, the WH-1000XM5 will maximize the potential of Sony’s HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1, while the specially designed 30mm driver unit enhances noise cancelling. These will help improve sound clarity and bass reproduction while delivering out of the world noise cancellation that allows you to totally switch off the world around you.

Sound engineered to perfection

To focus on delivering high quality audio, Sony has been meticulous to select materials and their assembly for the WH-1000XM5. Therefore, a specially designed 30mm driver unit with a light and rigid dome uses carbon fibre composite material will improve high frequency sensitivity for more natural sound quality. Along with a premium-lead free solder containing gold, WH-1000XM5 gets an excellent connectivity and optimised circuitry so users can experience clear, consistent sound with every track. 

Providing immersive audio and high quality audio format

One thing for sure, the WH-1000XM5 is able to deliver the best immersive audio and high quality audio format. You can High-Resolution Audio on the WH-1000XM5 thanks to Sony’s industry-adopted audio coding technology, LDAC. DSEE Extreme will help all your music to be restored back to high range sound as it upscales digital music files in real time.

The wireless headphones are 360 Reality Audio Certified so you can enjoy a custom immersive music experience with personalisation.

Work anywhere with noise cancelling 

Better call quality

You can even be confident to pickup calls with the WH-1000XM5 headphones. With the Voice Pickup technology, it uses four beamforming microphones and an AI based noise reduction structure to isolate your voice with perfect precision, while a newly developed wind noise reduction structure minimises wind noise during calls.

New design with enhanced comfort

The WH-1000XM5 now comes with an all-new noiseless design is beautifully finished in a newly developed soft fit leather with a stepless slider. The new synthetic soft fit leather material fits snugly around the head taking the pressure off your ears and blocking out external noise, so you can keep listening all day, free of discomfort.

The headphones with effortless control 

Sony knows you’re moving through the world at a fast pace, so when you finish a busy workday and arrive at the calmness of your own home, the WH-1000XM5 make this transition seamless using Adaptive Sound Control. This automatically tailors sound to suit your situation, recognising your most frequented locations and adjusting the ambient sound settings accordingly.

Adaptive Sound Control

The WH-1000XM5 integrate Quick Access so you can configure these headphones to resume Spotify playback with two or three taps, no need to touch your smartphone.

To make sure of your safety, the Sony Headphones Connect app will send an instant OS notifications when listening levels are too high. This made possible by comparing sound pressure data recorded by your headphones with guidance of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Sony also helps you listen to your music safely with the Sony Headphones Connect app, comparing sound pressure data recorded by your headphones with guidance of the World Health Organisation (WHO). You will receive instant OS notifications when listening levels are too high.

A perfect match with voice assistant

The WH-1000XM5 are also Google Assistant and Alexa compatible, helping you with everyday tasks for hands-free help on the go. You can connect with friends and family, get information, listen to music, set reminders and more.

Instant pairing and connection

Sony has confirmed that WH-1000XM5 is capable to paired with two devices at the same time. You can also quickly switch between devices with just the touch of a button.

Along with Google’s helpful new Fast Pair feature, users can effortlessly pair with your Android devices. You can also locate where you last left your headphones. Swift Pair makes it quick and easy to pair your headphones to your Windows 11 or Windows 10 laptop, desktop PC or tablet.

Sustainability in mind

Product packaging 

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.

Last all day and easy to bring to anywhere

Sony has claimed that WH-1000XM5 will comes with 30 hours of battery life and you can now get a remarkable 3 hours’ worth of charge in just 3 minutes using USB Power Delivery (PD).

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.

Collapsible carrying case

Partnership with global superstar Khalid 

In line with the WH-1000XM5 launch, Sony has partnered with global superstar and Sony Music Entertainment artist Khalid on storytelling around how WH-1000XM5 headphones provide premium listening for music.

“As an artist and music fan, quality listening is important to me and Sony’s new WH-1000XM5 headphones deliver quality music experiences in a big way,” says Khalid. “The noise cancelling really makes you feel closer to the music and hear all the details in a song, transporting you to a different world which is how I love to experience music.”   

To learn more about the partnership, click here

So, that is all you need to know about the Sony WH-1000XM5. Will you be interested to get one in Malaysia on June 2022 and for international readers, will you be getting one when it arrives in your shore? Let us know what you think!

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