The eagerly awaited Sony WF-1000XM5 Earbuds have been launched, packed with new technology and features that, Sony hopes, will keep it at the top of the Wireless Earbud market.

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Sony WF-1000XM5 Earbuds

Sony has announced its new WF-1000XM5 earbuds, the latest addition to their illustrious 1000X series.

It has been two years since Sony launched its WF-1000XM4 buds alongside the WH-1000XM4 and then WH-1000XM5, establishing them as the best audio choice for travellers whether they wanted Headphones or earbuds.

With a slight tweak in the aesthetics and a new glossier finish on the outside, Sony is promising “everything is tuned for the music” on the inside.

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Features // Sony WF-1000XM5 Earbuds

The WF-1000XM5 integrates state-of-the-art technology, boasting real-time audio processing and high-performance microphones, all meticulously engineered and powered by the specially crafted Dynamic Driver X.

With three microphones on each earbud—a notable improvement from the previous two—noise cancellation reaches unprecedented heights, establishing a new gold standard in ambient sound capture. The addition of Sony’s Integrated Processor V2 further elevates the noise-cancelling prowess.

These earbuds deliver an exceptional auditory experience courtesy of the bespoke Dynamic Driver X, precision audio processing, and support for High-Resolution Audio and immersive 360 Reality Audio.

Sony WF-1000XM5 Earbuds review.  {Tech} for Travel.
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To immerse yourself in the world of 360 Reality Audio, you’ll require compatible audio equipment, such as the Sony WF-1000XM5 earbuds, and music sources that embrace this format.

Sony, an industry pioneer in this technology, actively champions the 360 Reality Audio concept and continually expands its compatibility with a wide array of streaming services.

The charging case for the WF-1000XM5 has been thoughtfully designed and is now slightly more compact and refined. It grants you 16 hours of charge, in addition to the 8 hours that the earbuds themselves can hold, providing an impressive total of 24 hours of uninterrupted usage.

Sony offers a variety of control options for owners of these earbuds. For those who prefer an alternative to tapping the earbud surface, the voice assistant feature or the Sony Headphones Connect App offer convenient customization of EQ settings.

Alternatively, for those seeking to infuse a bit of exercise into their experience, the Sony WF-1000XM5 Earbuds can be expertly controlled using Head Gestures. The choice is yours, and the experience should be exceptional.

Sony WF-1000XM5 Earbuds review.  {Tech} for Travel.
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Specifications // Sony WF-1000XM5 Earbuds

65 x 40 x 27mm case
Weight5.9g per bud
39g case
Colour OptionsBlack
Platinum Silver
Driver Unit8.4mm Dynamic
FeaturesMultipoint Connection
Adaptive Sound Control
Ambient Mode
Voice Assistant
Wireless Charging
Fast Pair
Swift Pair
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.3
Qi Technology
Powerup to 8 hours buds
up to 24 hours with case
In the BoxWF-1000XM5 Earbuds
Charging Case
Noise Isolation Earbud Tips
USB Cable

Price // Sony WF-1000XM5 Earbuds

The new Sony WF-1000XM5 Earbuds in either Black or Grey are $299/£259 at

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VIATom Payne
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  1. Amazon has these for $278 right now. Still too steep for me but Sony does make the best speakers and headphones. I believe this is due to high quality manufacturing and design with the best frequency response. I’ve used Bose for years because of gifts and such but you can’t go wrong with Sony audio products. Bose tend to have too much bass and it drowns out the high end of the frequency spectrum for me.

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