The Sony WH-1000XM5 is the successor to the world’s greatest headphone

Sony has finally shown its latest pair of premium over-ear headphones after weeks of speculation.

The Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones continue where the superb WH-1000XM4 left off, with enhancements to active noise cancellation, design, and battery life.

Sony hasn’t given its flagship wireless headphones a major redesign in the past, but the WH-1000XM5 are noticeably different from their predecessors.

They’re significantly more streamlined, with smooth sliders for headband adjustment and less bulky earcups and points of articulation where the earcups meet the headband.