Sony launches WH-1000XM5 wireless noise-canceling headphones

12 May 2022
Feature improved noise-canceling, new design, and a higher price.

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samaid, 20 May 2022Bought WH-1000XM4 a couple months back. Did i make a mistak... moreYour wh-1000xm4 frequency response is 4Hz-40,000Hz, which is low end bass and high resolution audio,

These gaming headset support 20Hz-20,000Hz, which means less low end bass, but also no support for high resolution audio either

These frequency response measurements are from sony official website

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    • samaid
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    • 20 May 2022

    Bought WH-1000XM4 a couple months back. Did i make a mistake? Should have waited?

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      • Anonymous
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      • 17 May 2022

      So it’s like a really ugly Bose 700. Kept getting my hair stuck in the extender bit on those

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        • 14 May 2022

        Anonymous, 14 May 2022dude's wild, he hasn't missed a single Sony articlehe just doing his job, promoting e-waste from companies on certain region of the world, must be nice to have such dedicated worker over there on super cheap labour

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          • Anonymous
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          • 14 May 2022

          SuuperBaka, 14 May 2022Already on the anti-Sony comments. It's crazy that you... moredude's wild, he hasn't missed a single Sony article

            CptPower, 13 May 2022At that price rather Bose for much more quality or Senheise... moreAlready on the anti-Sony comments. It's crazy that you have nothing good to say about every single Sony article. Please show me what JBL headphones have equal quality to the XM5s while being cheaper.

            You straight-up are just anti-Sony for everything they have at this point.

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              • Anonymous
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              • 14 May 2022

              Anonymous, 14 May 2022why nowadays headphone seems like in competition for better... more"Why are there so many oranges these days? Where are all the apples!" - person staring at a field of orange trees when apple trees are behind them

              If you want audiophile headphones, then stop looking at noise-canceling headphones.

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                • Anonymous
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                • 14 May 2022

                CptPower, 13 May 2022At that price rather Bose for much more quality or Senheise... moreOf course you come in here bashing Sony. so sad

                  Anonymous, 12 May 2022I hope you're trolling. Sony is giving away the WF-100... moreIt seems to be different in some regions, because in the UK and Germany, I saw the WH-1000XM4, not the WF (That are better imho, but I'm not partial, I already have them :D)

                  That's why I find it kinda ... cheap, coming from them. :)

                    Kev, 13 May 2022What amuses me is how much you guys talk about codecs. Code... moreYes it does make a big difference, I don't stream, I have 10k flac files at 400gb on my high resolution audio player nw-zx300, some as high as 24 bit 96khz which is around 1.2gb per album, but majority are CD ripped, with regular low bit rate codec sounds compressed and lifeless (after regular Bluetooth is 25 year old technology), but with higher Bitrate such as ldac and aptx hd, it's a big difference.

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                      • Anonymous
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                      • 14 May 2022

                      why nowadays headphone seems like in competition for better noise canceling instead of sound quality?

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                        • 14 May 2022

                        Not buy XM4 waiting for this XM5, bought Edifier W820NB while waiting (a cheap, Hi-Res, and great sound quality btw). I like this design better, more futuristic.
                        From some articles and youtube reviews, seems like XM5 is a downgrade for basshead.

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                          • 13 May 2022

                          Anonymous, 13 May 2022Looks like Beats. Why Sony?Don't make me laugh.

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                            • 13 May 2022

                            Can those headphones cancel your fake pathetic life?

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                              • 13 May 2022

                              LoneOwl, 13 May 2022They look like another great headphone release like the pre... moreIt's called business, bro.

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                                • 13 May 2022

                                What about IP rating??
                                If no then no need to buy, even XM3 is already perfect and capable of most of these things.

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                                  • Anonymous
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                                  • 13 May 2022

                                  Anonymous, 13 May 2022I have Anker Q20 and the only thing it cancels are the exte... moreYou haven't used the XM4 from Sony I suppose. Even those cancel out everything.

                                    At that price rather Bose for much more quality or Senheiser or Yamaha. Even JBL are way cheaper and equal or comparable to theses.

                                      Hamburger, 13 May 2022I read that this new XM5 has a 30mm drivers. The older XM1... moreIf it's about bass it depends on max spl, but I guess they had such question when building this. Hw should be good, so the freq spectrum should improve. Now just to confirm it in tests. I use rtings site.

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                                        • 13 May 2022

                                        Anonymous, 13 May 2022I have Anker Q20 and the only thing it cancels are the exte... moreYou pay 20% for 80% product.

                                        80% for next 20% of the product!