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Astonishing sound quality

The specially designed driver unit Dynamic Driver X provides wide frequency reproduction, enabling deeper bass, subtle vocals and enhanced fine detail, especially on high-pitched instruments. The consummate performance, across the full range of frequencies, delivers a smooth and natural sound regardless of what you're listening to.

Mike meets WF-1000XM5

See how Mike Piacentini, Grammy award-winning mastering sound engineer at Battery Studio in Sony Music Entertainment, reacts to the listening experience of WF-1000XM5.

This video features an interview with Mike Piacentini, who is a mastering engineer at Battery Studio | Sony Music, talking about his philosophy toward music, what he wants to deliver to his fans through music as an engineer, what he expects for Sony and its consumer products such as headphones and earbuds and how the WF-1000XM5 achieves his expectations. He touches upon the key features such as a premium sound quality with noise cancelling technology, wearing comfort and 360 Realty Audio.

Enjoy richer, more detailed vocals

Thanks to a specially designed driver unit Dynamic Driver X for wide frequency reproduction, you will experience richer vocals and enhanced fine details. The diaphragm structure combines several different materials for the dome and the edge, achieving low distortion and a clear sound quality.
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Designed for less distortion

By combining our HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN2e and Integrated Processor V2, the WF-1000XM5 incorporates precision 24-bit audio processing and high-performance analogue amplification. The result is low distortion and crystal-clear audio reproduction.
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Enjoy High-Resolution Audio

The WF-1000XM5 supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless, thanks to LDAC™, our industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC™ transmits approximately three times more data0 than conventional Bluetooth® audio for exceptional High-Resolution Audio quality1 that is closer than ever to the studio recording.
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AI technology for precision sound

Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™0 upscales compressed digital music files in real-time, including those from popular streaming services. It dynamically recognises each song's instrumentation, musical genre and individual elements and restores high-range sound lost in compression.
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A = Expanded audio dynamics (strings and whisper-quiet subtleties)
B = Restored high frequencies (acoustic and vocal instrument realism)

Head-tracking function

Head tracking ensures a realistic and compelling listening experience by automatically adjusting sound fields to compensate for your head movement. Sounds are precisely aligned with your smartphone screen, even as you move, to completely involve you in your viewing by connecting to compatible smartphones/services.

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Conventional use

With conventional headphones, when your head moves, the sound moves with the headphones. This disconnects the sound from its position in space, impairing the 3D effect and presence.
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With head-tracking capability

With head tracking, when you move your head, the sound field retains its original position in 3D space—for a realistic viewing and listening experience

Experience Head Tracking for yourself

Put your headphones on. Try a more immersive and realistic sound experience. And feel the audio sources can be spatially positioned according to your head movements.
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Certified headphones for a personalised experience

With 360 Reality Audio certified headphones and the Sony | Headphones Connect app, optimise your experience by analysing your individual ear shape and enjoy the ultimate immersive music experience.

An advanced personal optimisation algorithm gives an even greater sense of sound space, distance and height, allowing you to become even more immersed in the music.

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360 Spatial Sound Personalizer

With the Sony | 360 Spatial Sound Personaliser app, you'll enjoy a sound experience that's optimised for you. The app captures and analyses your ear shape, allowing these headphones to create your spatial sound field when paired with BRAVIA XR™ TVs .
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Dolby Atmos® Experience

With a Sony WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter connected to a BRAVIA XR™ TV, 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.