Elevating Sound to New Heights with Sony’s WF-1000XM5

Sony has introduced the WF-1000XM5 truly wireless earbuds, the latest addition to their renowned 1000X series. These earbuds offer exceptional noise cancellation, immersive sound quality, and superior call performance, marking a significant improvement. With the WF-1000XM5, you can indulge in an unparalleled music experience. The launch coincides with a collaboration with global artist Miguel, emphasizing how the earbuds are designed “For The Music.”

Miguel, an artist and music enthusiast, praised the WF-1000XM5 earbuds for their impressive bass, clarity, and dynamic range. He appreciates their ability to personalize sound and provide an authentic listening experience, along with top-notch noise cancellation.

Under the new tagline “For The Music,” Sony aims to solidify its position as a premier audio brand, connecting creators and music lovers. The goal is to create genuine music encounters that evoke emotions and support artistic visions.

The WF-1000XM5 earbuds set a new standard for noise cancellation and audio clarity. Sony’s expertise in music guarantees an exceptional musical journey. The earbuds incorporate advanced technology for premium sound quality and unrivalled noise cancellation. Real-time audio processors and high-performance microphones power the specially designed Dynamic Driver X, delivering rich bass, clear vocals, and an immersive studio-like experience.

Significant enhancements have been made to noise cancellation. Each earbud now features three microphones, including dual feedback mics, resulting in more accurate low-frequency noise reduction.

The new Integrated Processor V2, developed by Sony, optimizes the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN2e, utilizing six microphones to achieve unparalleled noise cancellation tailored to the environment. The WF-1000XM5 also boasts improved lower-frequency reproduction and noise isolation through innovative earbud tips.


The earbuds prioritize superior sound quality, featuring a specially designed Dynamic Driver X for wide frequency reproduction, enhancing vocals and bass with minimal distortion. The combination of Sony’s HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN2e and Integrated Processor V2 ensures precise 24-bit audio processing and high-performance amplification for crystal-clear audio.

The WF-1000XM5 supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless and DSEE Extreme™ for real-time upscaling of digital music. The addition of 360 Reality Audio provides an immersive audio experience. Head tracking technology automatically adjusts sound fields based on head movement, enhancing the listening experience when connected to compatible smartphones.

Outstanding call quality is another highlight of the WF-1000XM5. AI-based noise reduction and bone conduction sensors ensure clear and natural voice transmission, even in noisy environments, with wind noise reduction for outdoor use.

Comfort and aesthetics are not compromised. The earbuds are designed for comfort, with an ergonomic shape modelled after the human ear, 25% smaller and 20% lighter than the previous model. Noise Isolation Earbud Tips enhance fit and comfort, available in multiple sizes.

The WF-1000XM5 offers a seamless listening experience with Auto Play, customizable music timing, and audio notifications. It also supports Augmented Reality games with spatial sound technology. Popular features like Adaptive Sound Control, Speak-to-Chat, Multipoint Connect, and voice assistant control are integrated.

The earbuds provide up to 8 hours of battery life, with 3 minutes of charging offering 60 minutes of playtime. Wireless charging is supported using Qi technology. The IPX4 water-resistant rating ensures durability against splashes and sweat.

Sony demonstrates environmental consciousness by using recycled plastic materials and eco-friendly packaging materials, such as Original Blended Material made from bamboo, sugarcane fibres, and recycled paper.

The Sony WF-1000XM5 will be available at selected retail shops and Sony online stores from August 2023 at a retail price of S$419, inclusive of GST.