The Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones excel with powerful noise cancellation, exceptional clarity on phone calls, long battery life, and comfortable earcups, but their headband may be too tight for some.
Still, the WH-1000XM5 is a worthy choice for those who prioritize audio fidelity and blocking out ambient noise. Sound quality is strong, with a more neutral balance and flatter frequency response than most competitors. Some find the bass underwhelming.
Fit and finish are high-quality, but some of the controls can be frustrating. The headband isn’t as accommodating as some, and they’re priced on the higher side compared to competitors.
Nonetheless, Sony the WH-1000XM5 has effective noise cancellation in testing and some useful advanced features, great for those seeking a pair of headphones with the latest tech.