Sony WF-1000XM5

WF-1000XM5 TWS ANC Earbuds Features

  • Earbuds weight: 2*6g
  • Charging case: 39g
  • Driver: 2*8.4mm
  • Waterproof: IPx4 Rating
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth v5.3
  • ANC: Yes
  • Battery: 8 Hours ANC on/ 12 Hours ANC off

KSh 30,500 KSh 37,000

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WF-1000XM5 TWS ANC Earbuds

WF-1000XM5 TWS ANC Earbuds price in Kenya is Kes 30,500. The earbuds are small, compact, and fit perfectly for a great, immersive listening experience. Connectivity is by Bluetooth (v5.3), the charging case measures 64.6 x 40.0 x 26.5 mm and weighs 39g. With an IPX4 rating, the earbuds are dust and waterproof ensuring music does not stop whether in the office, at the gym, or in the dirt tracks.

Besides Sony’s Headphone App and DSEE, Ambient Sound Mode and ANC ensure high-quality sound output, making the WF-1000XM5 exceptional from Sony’s range of earbuds. Moreover, AI machine learning suppresses ambient noise and ensures the person on the other end of the phone can hear your voice even in noisy situations.

New sensors and spatial sound technology help deliver immersive sound for Augmented Reality games like “Ingress” from Niantic. Enjoy an immersive music experience on the earbuds for up to 8 hours and 16 hours in the case (a total of up to 24 hours of listening every time). The control features are by touch, besides head movement control. Buy WF-1000XM5 TWS ANC Earbuds at Phoneplace Kenya, now available in Black and Silver Colors.

WF-1000XM5 TWS ANC Earbuds Specifications

Brand Sony
Model Name WF-1000XM5 TWS ANC Earbuds
Headphone Type Closed, dynamic
Wearing style In-ear
Charging case ·       Dimensions: Approx. 64.6 x 40.0 x 26.5 mm

·       Weight: 39g

Earbuds ·       Dimension: –

·       Weight: Approx. 5.9 g x 2 (including earbud tips (M))

Dynamic Driver 2*8.4mm
Waterproof IPX4 Rating

·       Version: v5.3

·       Effective range: 10m

·       Frequency range: 2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz – 2.4835 GHz)

·       Profile: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, TMAP, CSIP, MCP, VCP, CCP

·       Supported audio files: SBC, AAC, LDAC, LC3

ANC Supported
Ambient Sound Mode Yes.
Battery ·       General Features (Active Headphones): Max. 8 hrs (NC ON) | Max. 12 hrs (NC OFF)

·       Battery Life (Continuous Communication Time): Max.: 6 hrs (NC ON) | Max. 7 hrs (NC OFF)

·       Battery Charge Method: USB charger | Wireless charger (with case)


 Colors Silver

Product Description

Sony’s WF-1000XM5 TWS ANC Earbuds are the best noise-canceling buds made by the company. WF-1000XM5 features cutting-edge technology to deliver premium sound quality and the best noise-canceling performance on the market. The earbuds are small and beautifully designed to perfectly fit in your ear and offer that immersive sound experience. They provide the best ANC experience compared to other earbuds by Sony, besides offering awesome calling quality capabilities.

Design and Build

With improved glossy texture and a luxurious feel, these headphones fit comfortably in your ear and come with a smaller case, so they fit even more sleekly in your pocket.

Max Comfort

Sony’s WF-1000XM5 earbuds feature a shape that perfectly matches the human ear with an ergonomic design for a more stable fit. It designed the earbuds utilizing extensive ear-shape data collated since introducing the world’s first in-ear headphones in 1982. Sony’s continuous evaluation of different ear shapes and sensitivities has helped design an ideal earbud shape, secure and comfortable for almost everybody.

Better Fit and Sound Insulation

New Noise Isolation Earbud Tips are made from an exclusive material that improves fitting and increases comfort thanks to reduced pressure in the ear due to a newly designed shape. The earbuds come in four sizes, including a new extra small version.

Call Quality

The Noise reduction algorithms developed with AI machine learning suppress ambient noise and ensure the person on the other end of the phone can hear your voice even in noisy situations.

Speech Vibration Detection To Enhance Clarity

Bone conduction sensors pick up the vibration of your voice directly from your skull bones, helping to isolate your speech from ambient sounds and background noise, for clear calls in even loud environments.

Precise Voice Pickup Technology

With Precise Voice Pickup Technology and advanced audio signal processing, the person on the other end of the call will hear your voice clearly, even when you are in noisy situations. Sony’s noise reduction algorithm was developed with AI machine learning using more than 500 million voice samples to suppress ambient noise, increase accuracy, and extract your voice clearly in various environments.

Wind Noise Reduction

A wind noise reduction structure and a mesh wrap in the microphone will minimize noise during calls so you can be heard clearly in windy conditions.

Immersive Sound Experience

The specially designed 8.4mm driver unit, Dynamic Driver X, provides wide frequency reproduction, so you can enjoy richer, more detailed vocals.

More detailed Vocals

Thanks to a specially designed driver unit Dynamic Driver X for wide frequency reproduction, you will experience richer vocals and enhanced fine details. The diaphragm structure combines several different materials for the dome and the edge, achieving low distortion and a clear sound quality.

Crystal clear audio reproduction

Thanks to two new processors, the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN2e and Integrated Processor V2, the buds incorporate precision 24-bit audio processing and high-performance analog amplification. The result is low distortion and crystal-clear audio reproduction.

High-Resolution Audio

Sony WF-1000XM5 supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless, thanks to LDAC, over industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC transmits approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth audio for exceptional High-Resolution Audio quality that is closer than ever to studio recording.

Headphones Connect

With the Sony | Headphones Connect app, Ambient Sound Control lets you adjust the volume of background sound and gives you the option to focus on voices. Thanks to the new Equalizer setting, you can adjust the sound to your preference by listening to and comparing your preferred sound quality within the app.


Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme upscales compressed digital music files in real-time, including those from popular streaming services. It dynamically recognizes each song’s instrumentation, musical genre, and individual elements, and restores high-range sound lost in compression.

AR gaming

If you are looking for new entertainment options beyond music and movies, the WF-1000XM5 uses new sensors and spatial sound technology to deliver immersive sound for Augmented Reality games like “Ingress” from Niantic. When playing “Ingress” with the WF-1000XM5, sensor and spatial sound technologies deliver a new experience: using head tracking, the sound is conveyed from different directions to line up perfectly with the action on the screen.

Multipoint Connectivity

For total convenience, the WF-1000XM5 can be paired with two Bluetooth devices simultaneously so that when a call comes in, your headphones can automatically connect to the right one. With the multipoint connection, you can quickly switch to a ringing device, and then back by simply resuming playback on the other device.

Voice Assistant

Get hands-free help by saying “OK Google” or “Alexa” to activate your preferred voice assistant. Then, listen to music, connect with friends, get notifications, set reminders, and more. You can even control the features of your headphones, like noise cancellation with your voice.

Smart and Swift Pairing

fast Pair

With only one tap, the WF-1000XM5 enables quick, effortless Bluetooth pairing with your Android devices.
besides, you can even check to see where you last placed them.

Swift Pair

Swift Pair makes it quick and easy to pair your headphones with your Windows 11 or Windows 10 laptop, desktop PC, or tablet. When pairing mode is selected, pop-up pairing guidance appears on nearby Windows 11 or Windows 10 devices.

Earbuds Control

Touch Control

Tap on the left earbud to change from Noise Canceling to Ambient Sound, long tap for Quick Attention, or double tap on the right to skip to the next track. You can even turn the volume up or down by tapping four or more times in a row. With simple customization available in the Sony Headphones Connect app, you can assign your functions to each earbud.

Head Control

You can operate your earbuds using natural head gestures like receiving or declining calls or operating Auto Play by nodding or shaking your head.

Quick Access

With Quick Access you are just 2-3 taps away from your favorite songs or soundscapes. This feature allows you to configure your wireless earbuds on Spotify, Amazon, or Endel without using your phone.

Water Resistance

With an IPX4 water resistance rating on WF-1000XM5 TWS ANC Earbuds, splashes, and sweat will and should not stop you – so you can keep moving to the music whether in the gym, out in the streets, or on the dirt tracks jogging.

Battery and Power Management

Enjoy up to 8 hours of charge on your headphones and store another up to 16 hours in the case for a total of up to 24 hours of listening every time you leave the house. And, for your convenience, a 3-minute quick charge will give you up to 60 minutes of play. The Sony | Headphones Connect app will notify you when your charging case drops below 30%.

Wireless Charging

Qi technology offers easy charging. You can even use a smartphone with Qi technology and battery share function, like the latest Xperia models, to charge your headphones in their charging case.

What is in the Box

  • Earbuds
  • Qi Wireless Charging Pad
  • Instruction manual

Pros and Cons of Sony’s WF-1000XM5 TWS ANC Earbuds

  • Small, compact, and discreet design
  • Easily portable, especially with the 64.6 x 40.0 x 26.5mm sized casing
  • Upgraded processors and drivers for best performance, compared to other models.
  • Top-notch when it comes to musical and audio output
  • Best in class when it comes to attention to detail and clarity
  • ANC
  • DSEE
  • Sony | Headphones Connect app support
  • Wireless Charging (Qi Technology)
  • Quick charging support
  • Spatial audio with head-tracking for Android users
  • Some rival brands such as Bose and JBL produce more bass on their earbuds
  • No Find My feature integrated into the app
  • The earbuds are a bit pricey if you are on a tight budget.


The excellence of Sony’s WF-1000XM5 TWS ANC earbuds makes them the most accomplished and analytical wireless earbuds yet. They tick all the boxes, and if you can afford them based on the retail price, you will find real value for your money once powered, paired to your device, and plugged into your ears.

Alternative TWS Earbuds

  • Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
  • Beats Studio Buds +
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds FE
  • Google Pixel Buds Pro
  • Sony WF-C700N

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