Sony WH-1000XM5 Malaysia release: scheduled to arrive in Malaysia next month at RM1799


Just right after Sony unveiled the Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 10 IV, its latest wireless headphone - the Sony WH-1000XM5 has finally returned. As the fifth generation, it was quite hard to imagine how improved can it get since the predecessor was already so good. Well, let's find out about it below. 

For starters, you can expect the Sony WH-1000XM5 to feature Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) but Sony said it has been improved further. Depending on the environment, the wireless headphone's two processors can control the eight microphones to reduce noise, especially in the mid-high frequency range and an Auto NC Optimiser that automatically optimises noise cancellation. 

According to Sony, there is indeed a new Integrated Processor V1 that complements the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1. The 30mm driver unit was specially designed to enhance noise cancelling, and improve sound clarity and bass reproduction that totally shuts out the surrounding background noise. In other words, it helps to create an immersive listening environment. 

In terms of features, you can still find the usual High-Resolution Audio and LDAC on the Sony WH-1000XM5. The DSEE Extreme also makes a return to upscale any digital music files in real-time back to the high range sound. And of course, the trademarked 360 Reality Audio Certified function is back as well. You can also continue to use the wireless headphone to receive an incoming call and talk without taking them off, thanks to the Voice Pickup technology. 

Speaking of that, if someone wants to talk to you in person, the Sony WH-1000XM5 can smartly use Speak-to-Chat to automatically stop the music and let in the ambient sound. Once your chat is over, the music will continue from where it stopped. This applies the same when you take it off. Finally, the Sony WH-1000XM5 can last up to 30 hours of battery life and a 3-minute charging can provide up to 3 hours' worth of charge. 

Sony Malaysia has confirmed that the Sony WH-1000XM5 will be available in Malaysia from early June 2022. Its online shop on Shopee has listed it as RM1799 + free backpack. Until then, stay tuned for more trending tech news at