Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones to offer longer battery life and improved ANC

22 April 2022
A new design is also expected.

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EePee, 24 Apr 2022I cant help but feel like youve had a bad run my friend. Iv... moreI feel like me and this guy have been exposing our headphones to elements you haven't. Good on you for taking good care of yours:)

I've been commuting and walking outside, and all sorts of stuff in the headphones are breaking or degrading as I do. Oh, also, my cushions have flattened down to almost nothing. There's still enough space, but it isn't as poofy as it used to be. And the replacement headband I got is so hard in comparison.

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    • 06 May 2022

    Anonymous, 23 Apr 2022Yeah fit is somewhat tight. Can be an issue for people with... moreHehe, feel free to try any Sony headphones with the bass slider cranked to +10. It's VERY bassy, although I suspect it's still below the Crushers.

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      • 27 Apr 2022

      This will probably block 100% of sounds. Airpods Max killer.

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        • 6wN
        • 25 Apr 2022

        Anonymous, 24 Apr 2022Don't buy Sony XM headphone if you sweat (to use while... moreHeadphones are for listening at home and relaxing. For gym you should use earbuds.

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          • 25 Apr 2022

          Anonymous, 24 Apr 2022Don't buy Sony XM headphone if you sweat (to use while... moreWhile I agree it's not meant for gym, and for heavy sweat, but you can still use in gym, just wipe your damn sweat every 10 minutes. Mine xm4 also stopped to work after 11 months because of (my stupidity)sweat or rain idk. But thanks to Sony I got replaced for free. Now I just use it with care. I love this headphone and will recommend to everyone. The sound quality is Top Notch!

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            • 25 Apr 2022

            Anonymous, 24 Apr 2022Don't buy Sony XM headphone if you sweat (to use while... moreIsn't it obvious you got the wrong gear for the wrong work?

            It's like telling people don't get the ipod if you want to make calls. DUH!

            You want to wear for work out, get those sports IP rated headphones/earphones. Sony 1000 series didn't spec the headphones to be sweat resistance.

              Anonymous, 24 Apr 2022There are better headphones that Sony and some a bit cheape... moreMaybe you're getting those sony headphones from china. Which are making COPYCATS of Sony headphones. But the durability and battery life is worst!

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                • 25 Apr 2022

                Anonymous, 24 Apr 2022There are better headphones that Sony and some a bit cheape... moreThe quality is OK, don't mistake cheapest for light, I wear mine for 8 hours + a day. I like them light so they don't bother me as much!

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                  • 25 Apr 2022

                  Anonymous, 24 Apr 2022Maybe you are unlucky because even cheap wired Sony headpho... moreAll 4 of us unlucky ? I am at the 2nd headset and the same thing happened. I doubt that all 4 of us are uncluky.

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                    • 24 Apr 2022

                    Anonymous, 24 Apr 2022There are better headphones that Sony and some a bit cheape... moreMaybe you are unlucky because even cheap wired Sony headphones are already durable.

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                      • 24 Apr 2022

                      There are better headphones that Sony and some a bit cheaper. After me and my friends saw the trash quality the golden PS4 headset has, we will never buy Sony again. It's only the brand name remaining, the quality is low even for expensive headphones.

                        you have to suffer, 24 Apr 2022headphones cant do fast charging like realme with 150w. it ... moreMan since noobody tried it noone know it should or shouldnt be possible.
                        Phones of the past werent fast charging either now they do.
                        Same will go with earphones.

                          lol...true, 23 Apr 2022But then again, there's few that does not supply charg... moreMan phones with price of 10k or above are sold since first Vertu was released back in 2006.
                          And other companies like Caviar which makes Apples and Samsung with premium fashion materials is the other one.
                          Then there was any other company not even apple who gjives so high price.
                          Only some individual phones but those individual phones was one in a life time not something company unveiliong again and again like LG prada, Like phone made with fashion top brand sticker and Gresso.

                          Apart that others are just expensive but far from premium.
                          And nowdays even Samsung gives no charger to even lowest of the low in the box.
                          A03s also have no charger in box. Soon many will follow.
                          I know environment is important but plenty of people switching from uld micro usb to usb c phone and in that case old charger in home is useless for them.

                            ME, 24 Apr 2022Battery life was never a peoblem with this headphones serie... moreI have 3 also. The battery life is great. But 4 is a different story. The primary reason I didn't upgrade was the battery. There's a video on YouTube comparing the 3 and 4. The 4 is a lot worse at holding power. I'm guessing that's what they're meaning.

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                              • 24 Apr 2022

                              Anonymous, 24 Apr 2022Don't buy Sony XM headphone if you sweat (to use while... moreI cant help but feel like youve had a bad run my friend. Ive had my XM4s for around 8 or 9 months and they still work perfectly. I use them in the gym all the time and constant daily usage. Im sorry this run of bad luck has happened to you however i have to say its most likely just that.

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                                • 24 Apr 2022

                                Battery life was never a peoblem with this headphones serie, have the 1 & 3.

                                  CptPower, 23 Apr 2022Man charging something for so long like 3-4 hours in curren... moreheadphones cant do fast charging like realme with 150w. it focused on the battery life more than rapid charging, or it can damage some other components like battery, headphone driver, etc.

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                                    • 24 Apr 2022

                                    you have to suffer, 24 Apr 2022i thought its gonna shut off after plugging the aux in, tha... moreYou need to plug in and then power on them. Will work.

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                                      • 24 Apr 2022

                                      Don't buy Sony XM headphone if you sweat (to use while you exercise) - Sony will not replace under warranty and they fail quickly and often, check reddit comments. I've had the xm3 (failed after 6 mths) and the xm4 (failed after 2 mths) fail on me. Sound and comfort is great, but XM's are not designed for exercise so if you're exercising with headphones, buy something else.

                                        Anonymous, 23 Apr 2022Even without sensory bass it has powerful bass suitable for... morei thought its gonna shut off after plugging the aux in, thanks for the advice i'll buy the skullcandy crusher evo someday.