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Intuitive Operation

Our smart features make it easier than ever to access and enjoy your entertainment throughout the day. For example, you can control the volume without opening your phone by double-tapping the headphones, and depending on the settings, you can access your regular music service without opening the app. With simple customisation available in the free Headphones Connect app you can assign your own functions to each earbud. Operating these headphones is effortless and they will fit seamlessly into your life.

Quick Access

A shortcut to your music with simple taps—with no need to touch your smartphone012You can simply enjoy your music in an effortless way.
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Talk and hear only ambient sound

You can set Speak-to-Chat to pause the music as soon as you start speaking to someone, so you can hear just ambient sound and conduct a conversation—handy if you want to keep your headphones on or your hands are full. Once your chat is over, your music will start playing again automatically.

Instant pause. Instant play.

1. Just take the earbuds out of your ears, and the music stops—a proximity sensor knows when you are wearing one or both earbuds.

2. Pop the earbuds back in, and the music starts again.

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Illustration of a head, on the left there is a play icon and a hand is placing the headphone in the ear

Control headphones with head gestures

You can operate your earbuds using natural head gestures, like receiving or declining calls0 or operating Auto Play12 by nodding or shaking your head.
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Listen safely with Sony | Headphones Connect app

To help protect your ears, you can check your volume compared to data from the World Health Organization (WHO). For example, when 80% of the WHO weekly sound pressure standard is reached, the volume will automatically drop to a level with less impact on your ear. If you want to track the benefits, you can visualise the time that noise cancellation has protected your ears from sounds that could harm your hearing.
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How do you like to listen?

With the Sony | Headphones Connect app, Ambient Sound Control lets you adjust the volume of background sound and gives you the option to allow focusing on voices. Thanks to the new Equaliser setting, you can adjust the sound to your preference by listening to and comparing your preferred sound quality within the app.
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Control with your voice

Get hands-free help by saying "Ok Google" or "Alexa" to activate your preferred voice assistant0. Then, listen to music, connect with friends, get notifications, set reminders and more. You can even control the features of your headphones, like noise cancellation with your voice1.
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Find your headphones with Fast Pair

In one tap, the WF-1000XM5 enables quick, effortless Bluetooth® pairing with your Android™ devices0.

You can even check to see where you last placed them.

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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. When pairing mode is selected, pop-up pairing guidance appears on nearby Windows 11 or Windows 10 devices.
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