Hot topics

Sony's Popular WH-1000XM5 are Hard to Beat at 25% Off (Save $100)

NextPit Sony WH 1000XM5 fafer
© nextpit

Sony is known for making some of the top-class and world's best noise-canceling headphones. Now, its popular WH-1000XM5 wireless over-ear headphones have fallen to a new low of $299 on Amazon at the start of the year. With this deal, it nets you a $100 saving from the usual price of the headphones at $399.

Particularly, the sale only covers the black colorway of the XM5. Both the beige and blue options of the wireless Bluetooth headphones still retail at their regular prices. Ultimately, the black should work with anyone's taste.

Why the Sony WH-1000XM5 are hard to miss at this rate

Sony's WH-1000XM5 have been in the market for relatively some time now. The pair were launched in the middle of 2022, but this doesn't mean that they fall short in terms of vital listening functions. As a matter of fact, they become even recommendable at a discounted rate, such as with the current one.

The WH-1000XM5's design is a massive upgrade to their predecessor, with a sleeker headband and hinges alongside overhauled ear cups and cushions, which feel more premium and effective in blocking ambient noises than before. At the same time, they're more comfortable to wear in extended listening periods as the overall weight is reduced.

In addition, the WH-1000XM5 still lacks any water resistance protection here, but that shouldn't be a vital reason not to invest in a pair. A set of responsive touch-sensitive controls are concentrated on the right can.

Sony WH-1000XM5
Sony's WH-1000XM5 have gotten new ear cups and headband design. / © nextpit

Like with other premium earphones of Sony, the WH-1000XM5 deliver more precise output and promising bass and mids with the highs on the balanced side. The wearable benefits from the LDAC codec as well, which has a wider dynamic range. There is also a DSSE Extreme feature that upscales MP3 tracks for better quality in addition to spatial sound.

Most importantly, Sony has said the WH-1000XM5 are leaders in ANC among its counterparts from other brands, this is easily proven in our test. The headphones' mics and processors effectively manage ambient noises out and easily pick up vocals during calls.

A notable dent with Sony's WH-1000XM5 is on the charging speed. However, the solid battery life of the headphones can compensate to this. Between charges, the WH-1000XM5 can provide up to 40 hours of playback with ANC disabled and around 30 hours with the feature turned on. Both values are more than average compared to alternatives.

With the black variant only being offered, it is likely that the deal won't last that long. Hence, it's best if you hurry in taking advantage of the offer, though.

 The best gaming monitors at a glance

  Best gaming monitor up to $400 Best gaming monitor up to $600 Best gaming monitor up to $800 Best gaming monitor up to $1,000 Best gaming monitor for consoles
Image LG Ultragear 27GP850P - product image Asus ROG Strix XG27AQ - product image BenQ MOBIUZ EX3210U - product image Asus ROG Swift PG27AQDM - product image Gigabyte M32U - product image
nextpit receives a commission for purchases made via the marked links. This has no influence on the editorial content and there are no costs for you. You can find out more about how we make money on our transparency page.
Go to comment (0)
Jade Bryan

Jade Bryan
Junior Editor

I still remember how amazed I was when I first got hold of the Nokia 3210 back when I was a kid, and it was during that time I developed my love for technology, particularly for mobile phones. I started sharing my knowledge through writing in different blogs and forums back in Nokia Nseries era. I even make videos before where I put different phones side-by-side. Today, I'm still an avid enthusiast of smartphones, but my interests have evolved into smart devices and electric vehicles.

View all articles
Liked this article? Share now!
Recommended articles
Latest articles
Push notification Next article
No comments
Write new comment:
All changes will be saved. No drafts are saved when editing
Write new comment:
All changes will be saved. No drafts are saved when editing