If you're the type of person who prefers over-ear headphones as opposed to in-ear options, you're probably overwhelmed by the endless choices you come across online. It's important to note that not all headphones are made equal, made evident by their different price tiers, as well as the specs that they boast are exclusive to certain headphones only.
But if you're looking for a pair of robust headphones that offer sleek aesthetics and superb sound quality in equal portions, look no further than the Sony WH-1000XM5. We know, it's a damn mouthful.
Don't let its complicated name fool you, though. These headphones are a real dream to use, and right now, they're going for as low as S$442 (US$328.07) on Amazon Singapore. While that may seem like a steep price to pay for some music cans, when you consider the fact that they usually retail for S$569, that price-drop looks more and more tempting.
Feature-packed headphones that don't skimp on quality.
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The WH-1000XM5 headphones offer active noise-cancellation (ANC) that makes use of multiple built-in microphones to block out external noises so you can focus on whatever it is you're listening to or watching – distraction-free.
While previous iterations of the WH-1000XM series of headphones have always been touted as best-in-class performers when brand new, they all seemed to be incremental improvements, with some much-appreciated creature comfort additions here and there.
With the latest XM5, you've got a complete redesign, making the headphones look much more sleek for an ever-evolving digital age. This time, the headphones offer users a softer-touch and curvier surface, retaining the luscious memory foam ear cups that make wearing them for long hours a real breeze. They also still fold flat and come with a wedge-shaped carrying case.
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In terms of sound quality, well, you really can't go wrong with these. You've got mids and highs that sound crystal clear, as well as bass that's delivered in such smooth fashion, it's the audio equivalent of running a hot knife through butter. The headphones deliver this kind of sound without even compromising any other aspect of the listening experience.
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Battery life is also pretty satisfying, even for the power-users among us. At 30 hours of listening time (ANC activated), you'll be more than satisfied with these cans. If you turn ANC off, then you'll be able to squeeze up to 40 hours out of the WH-1000XM5.
You can get these headphones in two different colors: Black and Silver.
Get the Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless ANC headphones at Amazon Singapore.
Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless ANC Headphones
With a sleek design language, supreme comfort, and industry-leading active noise-cancellation, the Sony WH-1000XM5 doesn't make you choose between form and function. It gives you both in equal, generous servings.
Get it for as low as S$442 at Amazon Singapore (save S$127).