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Sony WF-1000XM5

Sony WF-1000XM5
alaScore 95

8 reviews

Mar, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Sony WF-1000XM5. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and size. The noise isolation and comfort also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed views about the price.

sound, comfort, noise isolation, size, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony WF-1000XM5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Simon Cohen (

Sony WF-1000XM5 earbuds review: smaller is better


Sony's last flagship wireless earbuds were held back only by their substantial size. With the new WF-1000XM5, has Sony finally given us everything we wanted?

Small and comfortable Top-notch sound Excellent noise canceling Superb call quality Bluetooth multipoint with LDAC

Fit isn't super secure

“Smaller, sleeker, and with awesome sound, the XM5 are Sony's best buds.”

Aug, 2023

Expert review by : Theo Nicolakis (

Sony WF-1000XM5


The Bose Quiet Comfort II have slightly better ANC, but Sony's buds come very close; plus, they're more comfortable and they deliver better musical performances.

Upgraded driver and DAC yield improved sound and better dynamic range ; More comfortable, smaller, and lighter than the previous generation ; Among the industry leaders in active noise-cancelling ; Outstanding call quality in noisy environments with AI...

Transparency mode lacks the same magic as Apple’s AirPods Pro 2 ; No aptX codec support ; Potential issues with some wireless chargers

Sony’s new WF-1000XM5 doesn’t quite dethrone the Bose Quiet Comfort II earbuds in terms of active noise cancellation, and the second-gen Apple Airpods Pro have a better transparency mode, but Sony’s new buds come very close on both of those scores and...

Aug, 2023

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Sony WF-1000XM5 review: Still doing the right things


Sony proves it's still got it for top class wireless earbuds, but others are closing the gap fast. Sony makes these earbuds fit better.

Oct, 2023

Expert review by : Andrew Liszewski (

Sony WF-1000XM5 Review: Once Again, the Best Wireless Earbuds You Can Buy


Sony has stuffed fantastic sound and industry-leading ANC into redesigned earbuds that are also incredibly comfortable to wear.

A welcome redesign of the Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds that are now much smaller and easier to wear. They're also some of the best-sounding wireless earbuds we've ever tested, with impressive ANC improvements.

Activating voice controls still requires you to touch the earbuds first, and the memory foam eartips won't last as long as silicone eartips.

Wireless earbuds with a robust feature set including industry-leading active noise cancellation, adjustable EQ settings, and sound that outperforms other wireless earbuds at this price point.

Jul, 2023

Expert review by : Verity Burns (

Sony WF-1000XM5 review: Still great, but the competition looms large


Sony's popular noise-cancelling buds are back for round number five, but can they still land the knock out blow to the competition?

Dynamic, musical sound ; Great battery life ; Some genuinely useful features ; Comfortable, improved design

Noise cancelling isn't the strongest at this price ; Call quality can be inconsistent

Sony's flagship true wireless buds remain some of the most musical in-ears you can buy at this price, but the competitors have started to push them on noise cancelling and call quality. They're still a great buy, but its closest competitors are worthy...

Jul, 2023

Expert review by : Alfred Siew (

Sony WF-1000XM5 review: New earbuds sport sleeker design, excellent sound Sony WF-1000XM5 review: New earbuds sport sleeker design, excellent sound


In a competitive market, the Sony WF-1000XM5 true wireless earphones have raised the bar again with great fit, audio quality and ease of use. In a competitive market, the Sony WF-1000XM5 true wireless earphones have raised the bar again with great fit,...

Aug, 2023

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