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Sony Black Over-Ear WH-1000XM5 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Headphones - WH1000XM5/B

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Sony WH1000XM5 Noise Canceling Headphones in Black

Whatever you're looking for in your next pair of headphones, the Sony WH1000XM5 has it. This device delivers high-quality realistic sound with a precision-engineered driver. With 360 Reality Audio, you'll also feel like the music is surrounding you on all sides for full immersion. Sony products also contain gold soldering for increased conductivity. Enjoy the incredibly clear music as you walk down the street or take a trip on a plane without the distraction of outside noise; these Sony noise canceling headphones have eight microphones that help cancel out exterior noise so you can fully focus on your tunes. In addition to this, the Auto NC Optimizer assesses the sounds in your vicinity and adapts the noise cancellation performance based on your environment. This means that you always get the most efficient noise cancellation possible so that whether you're trying to work or just enjoy your songs, you won't have any distractions. In addition to being able to listen to your music without interruption, you'll be able to hear and be heard clearly on phone calls—the Sony WH1000XM5 has four beamforming microphones designed to pick up your voice for crystal clear transmission.These Sony headphones also have an AI algorithm that can minimize surrounding sound and clearly pick up your voice in almost any environment so you can be heard clearly even on a crowded street or in a coffee shop.

Keep These Headphones On All Day

Wear the fast-charging Sony WH1000XM5 headphones for up to 30 hours and enjoy your favorite music all day long no matter where you go. This device is constructed of incredibly light materials and has a soft fit produced by the comfortable leather covering. When you purchase this device, you can also feel good about the environmentally friendly packaging design which contains no plastic and, besides the labels, is made with 99% sustainable or recycled materials. If you have questions about how to listen to the best version of your music with the Sony WH1000XM5 noise canceling headphones, please call 800-860-3577 to speak with an Abt audio expert. You can also read our headphones buying guide online to learn more about these products.

Key Features

  • Industry-leading noise cancellation optimized to you1
  • Magnificent Sound, engineered to perfection
  • Crystal clear hands-free calling
  • Up to 30-hour battery life with quick charging (3 min charge for 3 hours of playback)2
  • Ultra-comfortable, lightweight design with soft fit leather
  • Multipoint connection allows you to quickly switch between devices
  • Redesigned collapsible case made for easy storage in a bag
  • WH-1000XM5 headphones feature intuitive touch control settings
  • For everyday convenience, just Speak-to-Chat and Quick Attention mode stop your music and let in ambient sound
    Instant pause. Instant play.


  • Industry-leading Noise Cancellation1
    From airplane noise to people’s voices, our WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones keep out more high and mid frequency sounds than ever. And with Auto NC Optimizer, noise canceling is automatically optimized based on your wearing conditions and environment.1
  • Multi Noise Sensor technology
    With 8 total microphones, these headphone are our biggest step forward in noise canceling technology. Ambient sound is captured even more accurately for a dramatic reduction in high frequency noise. Thanks to Auto NC Optimizer, noise canceling performance is always and automatically optimized based on wearing conditions and external environmental factors such as atmospheric pressure.
  • Incomparable noise processing
    Specially developed by Sony, the Integrated Processor V1 unlocks the full potential of our HD Noise Canceling Processor QN1. This unique combination of technology controls eight microphones to deliver unprecedented noise canceling quality.
  • Newly designed driver
    A new 30mm precision-engineered driver unit featuring a soft TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) edge enhances noise canceling, especially in low frequency ranges, helping you enjoy your music precisely without ambient noise. The light and rigid driver improves sound clarity and bass reproduction.
  • Magnificent sound, engineered to perfection
    The light and rigid precision-engineered driver unit 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.
  • Crystal clear hands-free calling
    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.
  • 4 microphones, focused on your voice
    Equipped with 4 beamforming microphones, the WH-1000XM5 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.
  • All day comfort with an elegant 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 elegant design with stepless slider, seamless swivel and hanger, and silent joints, makes WH-1000XM5 a pleasure to wear.
  • Adaptive Sound Control automatically adjusts to whatever you do
    Adaptative Volume control automatically optimizes volume based on your environment. When activated, it learns your behavior and recognizes locations that you frequently visit, such as your workplace or a favorite café, and tailors sound to suit the situation.
  • 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.3
  • 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 data4 than conventional Bluetooth® audio for exceptional High-Resolution Audio quality.5
  • 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.6
  • 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.
  • Control with your voice
    Just say “OK Google” or “Alexa” to activate your preferred voice assistant. Enjoy entertainment, connect with friends, get information, listen to music and notifications, set reminders, and more. You can even control your headphones’ 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.8
  • Multipoint connection
    For total convenience, these Bluetooth® headphones can be paired with two Bluetooth devices at the same time.9 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.
  • All day power and quick charging
    With up to 30 hours of battery life, you’ll have enough power even for long trips. If you need to charge in a hurry, you can get 3 hours' worth of charge after just 3 minutes with an optional USB-PD compatible AC adapter.10,2
  • Collapsible case saves space
    Carry your headphones effortlessly in the redesigned case.
  • 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. 99% of paper packaging, other than labels, is produced using recycled and sustainable materials developed specially for Sony. WH-1000XM5 also uses recycled plastic materials from automobile parts.
  • Fast Pair
    The WH-1000XM5 supports Google’s helpful new Fast Pair feature.11 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.11
  • 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.12
  • 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 analyses your ear shape, allowing these headphones to create your own personal spatial sound field when using WLA-NS7 to connect to BRAVIA XR TVs (sold sep.).13
  • Dolby Atmos Experience
    With a Sony WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter connected to a BRAVIA XR TV (sold sep.), 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.


  • 1 As of 01/01/2022 Headband-style of noise-cancelling headphones
  • 2 Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, and usage. Battery capacity decreases over time and use.
  • 3 Download Sony Headphones Connect app at Google Play and the App Store. Network services, content, and operating system and software subject to terms and conditions and may be changed, interrupted or discontinued at any time and may require fees, registration and credit card information.
  • 4 At the maximum transfer rate of 990 kbps.
  • 5 Need to set the function to “Priority on Sound Quality” using the Sony | Headphones Connect app. Compatible devices supporting LDAC will be needed.
  • 6 Activate DSEE Extreme™ from the Sony | Headphones Connect app.
  • 7 Install the Auto Play app and set up with Sony | Headphones Connect app. Download app at Google Play and the App Store. Network services, content, and operating system and software subject to terms and conditions and may be changed, interrupted, or discontinued at any time and may require fees, registration and credit card information.
  • 8 The feature to activate Google Assistant by saying “OK Google” is only available for Android devices. Google, Google Assistant and Android are trademarks of Google LLC. Amazon, Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates. The Google Assistant and Alexa are not available in all languages and countries/regions. Install the Google Assistant app and set up with Sony | Headphones Connect app. For Amazon Alexa, install the Amazon Alexa app and set up with Sony | Headphones Connect app. Google Assistant is only available for Android devices.
  • 9 Interoperability and compatibility among Bluetooth® devices vary.
  • 10The adapter is not included with WH-1000XM5.
  • 11 Download app at Google Play and the App Store. Network services, content, and operating system and software subject to terms and conditions and may be changed, interrupted or discontinued at any time and may require fees, registration and credit card information.
  • 12 Download Sony Headphones Connect app at Google Play and the App Store. Network services, content, and operating system and software subject to terms and conditions and may be changed, interrupted or discontinued at any time and may require fees, registration and credit card information. 360 Reality Audio requires subscription to compatible online music service and third-party terms, conditions, account and fees may apply.
  • 13 Sony | 360 Spatial Sound Personalizer is an app that personalizes your sound experience when connected to a BRAVIA XR TV.
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