Highlights of Sony WF-1000XM5
The long-anticipated arrival of Sony’s premium wireless headphones, the Sony WF-1000XM5, has taken place in Nepal. These headphones feature a stylish headband termination that enhances mobility. The official price for the device in Nepal is NPR 58,000 (currently available with a 10% discount).
- Sleeker Headband
- Enhance Movement and Audio
- Improved Noise Cancellation and high-frequency response
- Adjusted Performance
- Upgraded Sound Quality
Sony WF-1000XM5 buds Overview
The WF-1000XM5 buds were announced with significant improvements over their predecessor (Sony WF-1000XM4), offering better noise cancellation, longer battery life, and a more comfortable design. Let’s get into deeper details on the features, expected specifications, pricing, and availability of Sony WF-1000XM5 in Nepal.
Sony WF-1000XM5 Specification
|Weight||250 grams (approx.)|
|Headphone Type||Closed, over-ear|
|Driver Unit||30mm, dome type, dynamic|
|Impedance||48Ω (when connected via cable with the unit turned on), 16Ω (when connected via cable with the unit turned off)|
|Frequency Response||4 Hz – 40,000 Hz|
BL: 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz (44.1 kHz), 20 Hz – 40,000 Hz (LDAC 96 kHz, 990kbps)
|Codecs||SBC, AAC, LDAC|
|Noise Cancelling||Yes, Active Noise Cancellation, V1 and QN1 processor + 8-mic setup|
|Playback Time||30 hours (ANC on), 40 hours (ANC on)|
|Battery||3.5 hrs (approx.)|
|Features||Auto NC Optimiser, DSEE Extreme, Edge AI, 360 Reality Audio, Speak to Chat, Precise Voice Pickup|
The buds fluents a rounded design with glossy plastic construction and prominent Sony branding on the case. They have been designed with IP4X water resistance, providing protection against splashes and light rain. Where the charging case features a USB-C port for convenient and faster charging. Compared to the WF-1000XM4 earbuds, the WF-1000XM5 is slightly lighter, weighing in at 5.9 grams each, and offers improved ear tips and wingtips for a more secure and comfortable fit.
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It features an 8.4mm Dynamic Driver X for superior audio performance. Sony also incorporates dual-feedback microphones and two proprietary processors, enabling real-time active noise cancellation (ANC). Each earbud comes with three microphones and bone conduction sensors to ensure clear voice pickup, making calls more intelligible even in noisy environments. Similarly, it also supports HiRes Audio with DSEE Extreme, enhancing the overall audio quality for an immersive listening experience.
Battery & Charging
Powering the buds is a 500mAh battery within the charging case, providing an impressive total battery life of up to 24 hours. A quick 3-minute charge gives you an hour of playback, while a full charge takes just 2 hours. It also offers the convenience of both USB-C wired charging and Qi wireless charging options, ensuring uninterrupted audio enjoyment on the go.
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It features Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity, supporting the high-quality LDAC audio codec for top-notch wireless audio transmission. Moreover, users can simultaneously connect the earbuds to two devices, making it easier to switch between them seamlessly. The built-in touch sensor allows for easy playback control, answering calls, and activating ANC, providing a hassle-free user experience.
Sony WF-1000XM5 Price in Nepal and Availability
Sony WF-1000XM5 earbuds are priced at NPR 58,000 in Nepal, and there is currently a straight 10% discount available. You can purchase via Nepal Hima Trade Link, which serves as the official distributor for Sony products within Nepal, or via Daraz.
|Headphone Model||Price in Nepal (Official)||Availability|
|Sony WH-1000XM5||NPR ||Daraz|
Sony’s flagship wireless headphones, the WH-1000XM5, were initially launched in May 2022 and have now arrived in Nepal after over a year’s wait. The design takes a new direction with a sleeker headband ending in a unique hinge contact point for enhanced movement. Improved noise cancellation is achieved through an 8-microphone system and advanced processing chips, adjusting performance based on external factors.
Sound quality is upgraded with smaller drivers providing more natural audio and improved high-frequency response. The headphones continue to feature AI processing for audio enhancement, utilizing beamforming mics for clear calls and introducing features like “Speak-to-Chat”. Additional capabilities include support for 360° Reality Audio, simultaneous pairing with two devices, Hi-Res audio with LDAC codec, and up to 30 hours of battery life.
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