Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones

Sony has just announced that their WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones that feature their best audio tech as well as robust active noise cancellation (ANC) support is now available for preorder in Malaysia at an RM1,799 price tag with a preorder free gift and a slated June 2022 arrival date.

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What are the Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones

Intended as the successor loved WH-1000XM4 launched in 2020 and the earlier 1000XM3 launched in 2018, the new WH-1000XM5 is a slimmer, sleeker and more sustainable design that integrates recycled plastic from automobile parts while the packaging itself eschews the use of plastics to make it a more ecologically friendly product. 

In terms of design, the WH-1000XM5 are an over-ear pair of wireless headphones with a padded synthetic leather headband and ear cups along with a smooth stepless slider to adjust the fit as needed.

On the performance front, the new Sony WH-1000XM5  improves on its predecessor significantly with the use of two processors that control eight microphones that are able to significantly reduce mid-high frequency range and an Auto NC Optimiser that tweaks noise cancellation on the fly depending on the environment for best results.

Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones listen

On top of enhanced noise cancelling properties, the Sony WH-1000XM5 uses a custom-designed 30mm neodymium driver units that also enhances the ANC, offers richer sound and bass reproduction as well as packing 360 Reality Audio certification for even more immersive sound.

That’s not all, the headphones have LDAC codec that has their DSEE Extreme upscaling algorithm to bring back hi-res audio. On the work-front, it’s also a dab hand for work calls as the headphones have Voice Pickup tech with a quartet of beam-forming microphones with AI-noise reduction and multipoint connection so you can pair it up with your phone and laptop simultaneously to tackle Zoom and MS Team calls with easy swapping at the touch of a button. They’re also Google Assistant and Alexa compatible too.

Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones multipoint

In terms of endurance, the Sony WH-1000XM5 is rated to last for up to 30 hours of use with up to 3 hours of usage with 3-minutes of charging. The headphones come in a padded case complete with a 1.2mm headphone cable and a USB charging cable.

Sony WH-1000XM5 Price and Preorder in Malaysia

Sony Malaysia has put the WH-1000XM5 headphones up on their online store for preorders priced at RM1,799 in your choice of either black or grey colourways and until June 5 2020, every preorder gets a free STM Myth 18L backpack worth RM399 thrown in for free. You can check it out at their official preorder page at their online website and store at

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