AH Reader's Choice Award: Best TWS Earbuds of 2023 – Sony WF-1000XM5

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The Sony WF-1000XM5 were a hit with us, and they seem to have also won the heart of our readers

It’s the holiday season, and that means that there are going to be some sweet deals on headphones and TWS earbuds. Well, if you’re buying new audio gear, you’ll want to make sure that it’s the best. The Sony WF-1000XM5 are some of the best TWS earbuds that you can buy.

The Sony WF-1000XM5 offer an improved experience over their predecessor in several ways, so these are the earbuds to get if you enjoyed those earbuds. Everything from the audio quality to the fit to the ANC is better this time around. You know that if you’re planning on upgrading, you’ll be getting your money’s worth.

Sony is a leading company when it comes to audio equipment, so you can expect some great audio quality. Everything sounds crisp and clear thanks to the superior audio. The drivers that Sony put in these earbuds deliver a powerful sound that will add some punch to any music that you listen to. From rock to pop to rap to dubstep to classical to film scores, everything will sound amazing.

The thing about these earbuds is that they have such an incredibly balanced sound. You’re hearing both the bass and treble, but neither of them outshine the other. Sony did an incredible job of balancing the sound to give you an all-encompassing experience. The sound envelops you and gives you an overall immersive time.

The ANC is top-notch

One of the most important parts of the TWS earbuds is the ANC (active noise cancelation). This is what blocks out the noise from the outside world and isolates your audio. Sony’s products have some of the best noise cancelation on the market, and it fitted these earbuds with some high-quality ANC.

When you activate it, you’ll hear the outside world greatly diminish in volume. Ambient sounds like AC units, cars, people, wind, etc. are no match for the superior ANC that these earbuds can offer. It truly puts the world on mute.


You’re going to want to use these earbuds for the long run, so you won’t want them to die on you. Thankfully, the Sony WF-1000XM5 can give you up to eight hours of battery life on a single charge. If you need more juice, the charging case can push the battery life to about a day.

These are some of the best TWS headphones that you can get on the market, and this is why the Sony WF-1000XM5 won our Reader’s Choices Award.