Boulanger is already slashing the price of Sony’s new WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones

Officially made a few days ago, Sony’s new noise-cancelling headphones are available and already seeing their price drop. Thanks to a discount in the shopping cart at Boulanger, the WH-1000XM5 costs 379 euros instead of the required 419 euros.

The Sony WH-1000XM5 // Source: Sony

Building on its reputation in audio, Sony has established itself as a reference with its high-end Bluetooth active noise-cancelling headsets. The Sony WH-1000XM3 and WH-1000XM4 proved to be excellent headphones, even becoming the best in their class. The new reference from the Japanese company therefore has the difficult task of doing it as well as its predecessors. For this, Sony decides to completely overhaul the design, with the desire to offer the “best noise reduction” on the market. Offered at a more expensive price, the Sony WH-1000XM5 has already been the victim of a promotion and has already lost 40 euros of its price.

What you should consider with the WH-1000XM5

  • A new, more refined design
  • Impressive active noise cancellation
  • Significantly improved voice call quality
  • Solid autonomy

Announced at a price of 419 euros, the Sony WH-1000XM5 is already on sale at Boulanger: the wireless headset costs 379 euros thanks to the 40 euros immediate discount in the shopping cart.

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The price of the Sony WH-1000XM5 is €379.99 in the cart // Source: Boulanger.

If the offer mentioned in this article is no longer available, please consult the table to find other offers for the Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones. The table is updated automatically.

A helmet that changes appearance but stays comfortable

Launched two years ago, the excellent XM4 gave way to its successor: the WH-1000XM5. Sony’s new premium headset stands out from its predecessors and offers a completely new design. The XM5 has a more refined and flexible headband, giving a more minimalist and refined look. We find the brand’s manufacturing quality with beautiful finishes, thanks in particular to the matte “felted” coating. On the downside, this change means the XM5 won’t fold, which is quite a shame.

Once on the head, the helmet stays comfortable. However, you may feel a pressure point on the headgear, but the padding reduces the discomfort caused. The faux leather pads completely enclose the ears and provide good passive insulation.

Noise reduction always up to date

With the already impeccable noise reduction of the previous model, the new Sony WH-1000XM5 seems to be no exception to the rule. Always aiming to offer the best noise-cancelling technology on the market, Sony has doubled the number of microphones on its headphones (four on the XM4 versus eight on the XM5). Result: The 1000XM5’s ANC is a significant improvement over the M4. There is also an air pressure sensor to detect when the user is on an airplane, as well as technical fabric on the microphones to filter gusts of wind and prevent them from being transmitted into the speakers.

Call quality has also been improved. With the help of four microphones and AI, the XM5 isolates your voice best from surrounding noise and captures your voice clearly and without distortion. We also find the “Speak-to-Chat” mode to pause the music while speaking, touch controls on the right earphone with the “Quick Attention” mode, voice assistants that can be activated directly by voice or the adaptive sound control , which automatically manages the reduction.

A beautiful sound signature and comfortable autonomy

In terms of sound quality, the Sony WH-1000XM5 incorporates new transducers ranging from 40mm diameter to 30mm diameter. According to the brand, the new converters are stiffer and lighter thanks to carbon fiber. In theory, then, we should find the same sound reproduction as the WH-1000XM4. According to some colleagues, the WH-1000XM5 shows even more precision and offers a more “natural” reproduction, but with less bass emphasis. Otherwise we find the three Bluetooth audio codecs SBC, AAC and LDAC. The headset also features Sony’s DSEE Extreme algorithm and multipoint Bluetooth compatibility.

Finally, the Sony headset is very durable, as the brand announces a usage time of up to 40 hours without noise cancellation and 30 hours with the option activated. Charging is fast via USB-C. So you can gain 3 hours of listening time in just 3 minutes of charging.

To find out more, don’t hesitate to read our full Sony WH-1000XM5 review.

8th /10

Sony WH-1000XM5

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