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SONY-WH1000XM5 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphone - Sony Headphones

SONY-WH1000XM5 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphone
  • SONY-WH1000XM5 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphone
SONY-WH1000XM5 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
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NZ$ 599.00
Price:
NZ$ 534.75 including GST
 
NZ$ 465.00 excluding GST
SONY-WH1000XM5
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The award winning WH1000XM5, the hottest product in todays headphone market

YOUR WORLD. NOTHING ELSE.

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Our best noise canceling headphones gets even better

The WH-1000XM5 headphones rewrite the rules for distraction-free listening. 2 processors control 8 microphones for unprecedented noise cancellation and exceptional call quality. With a newly developed driver, DSEE – Extreme and Hi-Res audio support the WH-1000XM5 headphones provide awe-inspiring audio 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 carbon fiber composite material is light weight and the high rigidity dome improves sound clarity, especially in high frequency ranges.

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 data2 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 recognising instrumentation, musical genres and individual elements of each song, it restores high range sound lost in compression.6


<p>All day power and quick charging</p>

  • Industry-leading noise cancellation optimized to you1
  • Magnificent Sound, engineered to perfection
  • Crystal clear hands-free calling

BATTERY LIFE (CONTINUOUS COMMUNICATION TIME)

Max. 24 hrs (NC ON) , Max. 32 hrs (NC OFF)

Battery Charge Method

USB

Battery Charge Time

Approx. 3.5 hrs

Battery Life (continuous music playback time)

Max. 30 hrs (NC ON), Max. 40 hrs (NC OFF)

Bluetooth® Specification

Bluetooth® version

Bluetooth Specification Version 5.2

Effective Range

32.81 ft

FREQUENCY RANGE

2.4 GHz band (2.4000–2.4835 GHz)

Profile

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

5 out of 5 stars.

Simply the Best

The product arrived in what appears to be planet friendly packaging, certainly no plastic on the outside or packaging.

The Reference Guide included requires an electron microscope to read. The Help Guide is an essential download for Seniors like me.

I was up and running within seconds listening to music from my tablet. From new, all you need to know is hold down the power button for 2 seconds. Once connected it takes you to the Sony Headphones Connect App in the Store.

Registering the product on the Sony Website has its usual challenges. There is nothing on the box or headphones that says serial number or s/n. Also, no numbers on the box or headphones are the same. I opted for a number on the headphones which was very difficult to read under the pads. I have no idea if this is the right number!

The charging light is bright, clear, and reassuring. My only gripe is I wish it had been supplied with a USB-C to USB-C charging cable, but I suppose most people still use the old USB-A chargers, I don’t. The light goes out when fully charged.

The noise cancelling is excellent, as we expect from a Sony product. It must be said that simply wearing the headphones switched off attenuates the high frequencies, leaving just the low frequencies at a reduced volume. I found it very weird not hearing the usual click, bang and everyday noises while doing the day-to-day chores and housework.

The sound quality to my old ears is excellent on the full frequency range. Again, they fully meet my expectations from a quality Sony product.

I really like the Speak-to-Chat function. You are happily listening to music, and you notice somebody wants your attention. Simply start speaking and the music mutes and you hear the person talking to you.

The touchpad is very intuitive, like swipe down to reduce the volume. Forward to skip to the next track etc. The buttons are easy to find, and once you learn their functions operate perfectly. The voice guidance is good too.

The Alexa integration works with the Alexa App open on your device. It does work but falls into a category I call gimmicks. However very useful for Amazon Music but I found it difficult to get back to music on my device. But that is probably just my age.

Connection to various devices is quick and easy. I tried it on my phone, tablet, television, laptop, and Desktop PC.

Having used the headphones for an extended period I find they are very comfortable and lightweight. If it wasn’t for the sound, I wouldn’t know I was wearing them.

After continuous use for approximately 4 hours after a full charge (very quick), the battery indicator is still showing 95% charged.

If you are looking for premium over the ear noise cancelling headphones, you cannot go wrong with these.

Highly recommended.

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