The best Sony WH-1000XM5 deals 2024

Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones on a red rucksack
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Sony's flagship wireless over-ear headphones, the WH-1000XM5, have sat at the top of the pile for over two years now. Our expert in-house reviews team awarded them a five-star review when they launched in May 2022 and have since won two What Hi-Fi? Awards on the trot in their category. Today, they remain unbeaten at their price point, despite the arrival of newer competition.

Understandably, you might have decide they are to be your next pair of noise-cancelling headphones and are now looking to bag them at the best price possible.

In that case, you've come to the right place. Below is a tool that lists the best Sony WH-1000XM5 prices on the internet right now, and luckily for you they are now much more affordable than their £380 / $399 / AU$550 launch price.

Sony's WH-1000XM5 headphones deliver class-leading levels of clarity, detail and bass definition while offering superb active noise cancellation and a comfortable, clean design. Our comprehensive WH-1000XM5 review also praises them for their fantastic call quality.

Our expert reviewers found that the WH-1000XM5 kept hold of all the factors that made previous generations in the range great – but improved on them to ensure evolutionary advancements. They display "a newfound precision" when handling low frequencies, expose great insight across the frequency range, and highlight differentiation between notes with impressive clarity. They are, in two words, wonderfully musical.

Alongside excellent sound quality, Sony's active noise-cancelling is also commendable. Indeed, they remain a class leader at this price point when it comes to taming external noise.

You get 30 hours of battery life with noise-cancelling enabled here, and 40 hours without. If you need a quick battery boost, a ten-minute charge should give you five hours of playtime. Handy.

This should be plenty for most users, however if longer playtime is essential you might consider the similarly priced Sennheiser Momentum 4 headphones, which offer 60 hours of battery life (with noise-cancelling activated) and competitive, if not class-leading, sound and ANC performances.

The excellent AirPods Max and Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones are superior-sounding alternatives if you can up your budget considerably, but at this price the Sony WH-1000XM5 should be your number one pick – not least at their discounted price.


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Staff Writer

Ainsley Walker is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi?. He studied music journalism at university before working in a variety of roles including as a freelance journalist and teacher. Growing up in a family of hi-fi enthusiasts, this naturally influenced his interest in the topic. Outside of work, Ainsley can be found producing music, tinkering with retro tech, or cheering on Luton Town.