A comparison of specs, key information, reviews, and best pricing from top retailers
Last updated -- hours ago | Report incorrect information
Timeless
Company ProductName Specs




WF1000XM5
Company ProductName Specs




What we think

Chevron down
PerfectRec Logo
The PerfectRec Earbuds or Headphones team Learn more
Updated January 10, 2024·

The 7hz Timeless earbuds offer excellent sound quality for music, but they lack wireless connectivity and features like a microphone, meaning they aren't suitable for calls or convenience features like ear detection. They are wired and have a larger size, which might not be as comfortable for all users during exercise or travel. The Sony WF1000XM5 earbuds are wireless and include active noise cancelling, which is great for air travel and noise isolation. They also have an app for customization, support virtual surround, and are optimized for both Android and Apple devices. However, their lower score in overall sound quality may affect your music listening experience if that is a priority. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs and product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars and the variant with some specs cost some dollars.
Advantages of the 7hz Timeless
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the Sony WF1000XM5
  • Very good for air travel

Key differences

Chevron down

Music

8.6
Timeless
WF1000XM5
8.0
The 7hz Timeless and Sony WF1000XM5 are both very good for music, though the 7hz Timeless is somewhat better.

Gaming

6.6
Timeless
WF1000XM5
5.1
The 7hz Timeless is only fair for gaming, while the Sony WF1000XM5 is poor.

Phone Calls

4.3
Timeless
WF1000XM5
5.0
The Sony WF1000XM5 and 7hz Timeless are both poor for phone calls, though the Sony WF1000XM5 is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.8
Timeless
WF1000XM5
4.9
The 7hz Timeless is only fair for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Sony WF1000XM5 is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
Timeless
WF1000XM5
5.4
The 7hz Timeless is good for TV and video, while the Sony WF1000XM5 is poor.

Noise Reduction

5.3
Timeless
WF1000XM5
8.7
The Sony WF1000XM5 is very good for noise reduction, while the 7hz Timeless is poor.

Battery

N/A
Timeless
WF1000XM5
9.0 Hours
The 7hz Timeless does not have a battery. The Sony WF1000XM5 has 9 hours of battery life.

Cost

$170
Timeless
WF1000XM5
$298
Product image
Product image

$100

$150

$200

$250

$300

$350

$400

The 7hz Timeless has a price of $170 and the Sony WF1000XM5 costs $298.
Image of Earbuds & Headphones
Let Us Help Find Your Perfect Headphones
Find your new headphones

Key similarities

Chevron down

Build Quality

8.5
Timeless
WF1000XM5
8.5
The 7hz Timeless and Sony WF1000XM5 both have very good build quality.

Give feedback

We’re constantly working to improve.

How the 7hz Timeless and the Sony WF1000XM5 compare to other earbuds and headphones

Chevron down

Spec Comparison

Chevron down
7hz TimelessSony WF1000XM5
7hz TimelessSony WF1000XM5

GENERAL

Price
$170
$298
Brand
7hzSony
Release Date
August 1, 2021July 1, 2023
Form Factor
EarbudsEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
8.6/108.1/10
Phone Calls Score
4.3/105/10
Gaming Score
6.7/105.2/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/105.5/10
Exercise Score
4.3/106.2/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A9 Hours
Wireless charging
N/AYes
Charging time
N/A1.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.3
Case Battery Life
N/A18

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
5.3/108.8/10
Virtual Surround
N/AYes
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A6.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.5/10
Comfort score
7/107.6/10
Size
LargeMedium
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5.5 Grams6 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

Shopping

Chevron down

7hz Timeless

See more

Dig into reviews and images

Headphonesty

Kazi Mahbub Mutakabbir | May 2023
"7Hz picked a bold name for the Timeless and frankly, got very close to justifying their word choice. Most importantly, the Timeless are good to go in stock form, so you don’t have to worry about source-matching and such. I can recommend the 7Hz Timeless to those who do not mind a dash of brightness up top, want a taste of planar in IEM form, and want one of the most resolving pair of earphones in the $150 - $300 price range."

Sony WF1000XM5

See more

Dig into reviews and images

Sound Guys

Harley Maranan | July 2023
"The Sony WF-1000XM5 is among the best noise canceling earbuds currently on the market, and they aren’t cheap. These earbuds aren’t the best choice for budget-conscious listeners. But if you prioritize active noise cancelation, sound quality, and extensive software support, the WF-1000XM5 is worth its premium price tag."

Get a great deal on the 7hz Timeless or the Sony WF1000XM5

About Sony

Sony is a multinational corporation, based out of Japan, with over 75 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry. In the audio market, Sony has been a trendsetter several times throughout its history. In 1979 they released the first-ever portable music player, the Sony Walkman, followed by the Discman 20 years later. Today, Sony is one of the leaders in the wireless headphone and earbud market, especially in terms of Active Noise Cancellation technology.

Give feedback

We're constantly perfecting our model

Earbuds or Headphones guides you might be interested in

Chevron down

FAQs

Chevron down

FAQs about earbuds and headphones

Questions about PerfectRec >

Why trust us

Chevron down
This information was produced and vetted by the PerfectRec earbuds & headphones team. We are a product research and recommendation organization that meticulously reviews and evaluates the latest earbuds or headphones information and makes it digestible for you.

By the numbers

108
Earbuds and headphones evaluated
11,340
Earbuds and headphones stats compiled
15
Proprietary Earbuds and headphones ratings developed
67,700
Recommendations made
10,155
Consumer hours saved

About the Earbuds or Headphones team

Joe Golden, Ph.D

CEO and Earbuds and Headphones Editor
Joe is an entrepreneur and lifelong electronics enthusiast with a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Michigan.

Jason Lew

Staff Expert & Software Engineer
Jason is a staff expert and software engineer that has been making laptop recommendations for 7 years and moderates one of the largest laptop subreddits.

Chandradeep Chowdhury

Staff Expert & Software Engineer
Chandradeep is a staff expert and software engineer and expert in televisions and monitors. He’s been making monitor recommendations for ten years.

Luis Torres

Earbuds and Headphones Expert
Luis is a Mexico-based headphones expert. He’s been making headphone recommendations for five years and has close to 100 pairs in his personal collection.

Featured in

Color LTT LogoGeekwire logo9to5 Mac logoPhone Arena LogoColor Daring Fireball logo