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Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Over-ear Headset

Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Over-ear Headset
alaScore 100

31 reviews

Jun, 2022

We have collected and analysed 31 expert reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 93/100. The average review date is 23-05-2022. We have compared these reviews to 1712590 reviews from other Headphones & Headsets. The alaScore™ for this product is 100/100 = Excellent. Last update: 25-06-2022.

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Expert review by : Kob Monney (

Sony WH-1000XM5


With a new design, improvements to the audio and the ever-reliable ANC and ambient sound modes, Sony's WH-1000XM5 is another great headphone

Excellent comfort ; Musical, rich audio performance ; Impressively clean and natural noise cancellation ; Superb Ambient Mode ; Great call quality

Don’t fold anymore ; Connection can get choppy in busy areas ; No water resistance ; Slight jump in RRP

Sony’s WH-1000XM5 improve over their predecessors in small ways that add up. The new design assists noise-cancelling performance, but it also means the headphones are no longer foldable; the ANC makes all types of environments spookily quiet, while the...

May, 2022

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony WH-1000XM5 review


New design, same result for Sony's latest premium noise-cancelling headphones

May, 2022

Expert review by : Simon Lucas (

Sony WH-1000XM5 review: The perfect headphones?


Want the best active noise-cancelling (ANC) headphones money can buy? Sony's WH-1000XM5 do a superb job

Confident, expansive, balanced sound ; Sony’s best-ever noise-cancelling ; Numerous control options, all of them good

Unblinkingly expensive ; Don't fold like earlier XM4

In the WH-1000XM5, Sony has managed to replace the best all-round wireless active noise-cancelling (ANC) over-ear headphones you can buy with, you guessed it, the best new all-round wireless ANC over-ear headphones you can buy. The XM5s don’t come...

May, 2022

Expert review by : Gerald Lynch (

Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Headphones review


Still the best in the business, but the gains for the WH-1000XM5 are more marginal than before

May, 2022

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Sony WH-1000XM5 review: Still an ANC masterclass


Sony has updated its flagship WH-1000X headphones, now in their fifth iteration. This time there's a change in design, on top of other improvements.

Outstanding noise cancellation ; Excellent sound quality ; Comfortable to wear ; Packed with functions

No support for aptX ; Don't fold as small as they used to

Sony's flagship headphones remain a great choice for those who prioritise noise cancellation. These headphones are better performing than ever, with a comfortable new design - the only real downside being that they don't fold as small as they once did.

May, 2022

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (

Sony WH-1000XM5 review: making the best, better


Can the top noise-cancelling headphones of the last few years be topped by their successor? You're about to find out

Superb sound quality ; Top-drawer noise cancelling ; Great new design

Ever-so slightly less premium ; Don’t fold ; ‘Speak to chat’ only moderately useful

An unrivalled combo of great sound, noise-cancelling and comfort.

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Andy White (

Sony WH-1000XM5 review: Still the Bluetooth headphones to beat


Minor improvements to their predecessor keep the Sony WH-1000XM5 ahead of the chasing pack

Excellent sound quality ; Smart, effective noise cancelling ; Extremely comfortable

More expensive than predecessor ; Still lack water resistance ; No longer foldable

The WH-1000XM5 don’t reinvent Sony’s noise-cancelling headphones formula but they are superior to their predecessors in the key areas of comfort, sound quality and noise cancellation. The improvements made may not be huge, but Sony has set a high bar...

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Richard Goodwin (

Sony WH-1000XM5 Reviews: Worth An Upgrade? Sony WH-1000XM5 Reviews: Worth An Upgrade?


The new Sony WH-1000XM5 noise-cancelling headphones have a new design and some changes on the inside too. But are they any good? Let's find out… Positioned to go head-to-head with the likes of Bose and other high-end ANC headphones, the Sony WH-1000XM5...

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Miller Kern (

Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones review: New design and improved sound quality


Sony knocks it out of the park with its latest flagship headphones.

Full, clear sound quality ; Attractive design ; Great noise cancellation ; Customizable sound ; Plastic-free packaging ; Good call quality

They don't fold up ; Bulky carrying case ; Not water-resistant

Sony's WH-1000XM5s are an excellent pair of headphones for first-time buyers and those upgrading from old models. But if you have the previous WH-1000XM4s, you're good to stick with those.

May, 2022

Expert review by : Simon Cohen (

Sony WH-1000XM5 review: Meet the new boss


Not content to rest on its laurels, Sony's latest flagship headphones — the WH-1000XM5 — are another technical tour-de-force.

Excellent sound Very good comfort Ultra-clear call quality Best-in-class noise canceling Very good battery life Hi-res compatible (wired/wireless) Hands-free voice assistant access Classy, modern design

Fold-flat, but don’t fold up

“Sony proves once again that it's the brand to beat in noise-canceling headphones.”

May, 2022