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Sony Releases A New High-End Version Of Its Flagship Headphones

They'll set you back $400, but the headphones feature some impressive tech along with a new design.


Sony has revealed a new entry in its popular 1000X lineup--the WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones. Like past installments, the headphones make up for their awkward name by offering impressive features such as noise-canceling, a new ergonomic design, and custom-tuned 30mm drivers for a premium listening experience.

That's a steep price for a pair of headphones, and it puts the WH-1000XM5 in direct competition with other high-end personal audio devices such as the AirPods Max and Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 UC. If you're looking for something a bit more affordable (and better suited for gaming), consider checking out our lists of the best gaming headsets for PS5, Switch, Xbox, and PC.

But if you don't mind the price tag and are a discerning audiophile, then the WH-1000XM5 might be a worthwhile investment. Plus, you can connect them to your Nintendo Switch or mobile device for gaming. Preorders are available now, and the headphones release May 20.

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