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Updated January 10, 2024·

The 7hz Timeless earbuds offer a high-quality audio experience, particularly if you're looking for balanced sound and don't need extra features like noise cancellation or wireless connectivity; they are also less expensive. However, the Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones are more versatile, offering wireless convenience, active noise cancellation, and special features like Sony's 360 Reality Audio for an immersive listening experience, but at a higher cost. If you prioritize sound quality and affordability, go for the 7hz Timeless; if you value features and wireless freedom, the Sony WH-1000XM5 might be worth the extra expense. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the 7hz Timeless
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the Sony WH-1000XM5
  • Very good for air travel

Key differences

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Gaming

6.6
Timeless
WH-1000XM5
5.6
The 7hz Timeless is only fair for gaming, while the Sony WH-1000XM5 is poor.

Phone Calls

4.3
Timeless
WH-1000XM5
5.5
The Sony WH-1000XM5 and 7hz Timeless are both poor for phone calls, though the Sony WH-1000XM5 is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.8
Timeless
WH-1000XM5
6.0
The 7hz Timeless and Sony WH-1000XM5 are both only fair for podcasts and audiobooks, though the 7hz Timeless is somewhat better.

TV and Video

7.8
Timeless
WH-1000XM5
5.8
The 7hz Timeless is good for TV and video, while the Sony WH-1000XM5 is poor.

Noise Reduction

5.3
Timeless
WH-1000XM5
9.1
The Sony WH-1000XM5 is excellent for noise reduction, while the 7hz Timeless is poor.

Battery

N/A
Timeless
WH-1000XM5
40.3 Hours
The 7hz Timeless does not have a battery. The Sony WH-1000XM5 has 40.3 hours of battery life.

Cost

$170
Timeless
WH-1000XM5
$400
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The 7hz Timeless has a price of $170 and the Sony WH-1000XM5 costs $400.
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Key similarities

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Music

8.6
Timeless
WH-1000XM5
8.2
The 7hz Timeless and Sony WH-1000XM5 are both very good for music.

Build Quality

8.5
Timeless
WH-1000XM5
8.8
The Sony WH-1000XM5 and 7hz Timeless both have very good build quality.

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How the 7hz Timeless and the Sony WH-1000XM5 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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7hz TimelessSony WH-1000XM5
7hz TimelessSony WH-1000XM5

GENERAL

Price
$170
$400
Brand
7hzSony
Release Date
August 1, 2021May 1, 2022
Form Factor
EarbudsHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
8.6/108.3/10
Phone Calls Score
4.3/105.6/10
Gaming Score
6.7/105.6/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/105.8/10
Exercise Score
4.3/106.3/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A40.3 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A3.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.2

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
5.3/109.1/10
Virtual Surround
N/AYes
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A8.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.8/10
Comfort score
7/107.6/10
Size
LargeN/A
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5.5 Grams249.4 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

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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 WH-1000XM5

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Headphonesty

Kazi Mahbub Mutakabbir | February 2023
"The Sony WH-1000XM5 are the best Sony Bluetooth headphones so far and one of the most well-rounded Bluetooth headphones around. Look no further if you need class-leading ANC with a mostly inoffensive sound signature. Just be ready to pony up the price premium."

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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.

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