A woman wearing headphones, listening to music on her Xperia 5 IV

Listen in exceptional sound quality | Record like you're in a studio

The Xperia 5 IV combines an authentic listening experience with high-quality music recording, tuned in collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment.

High quality audio that makes you feel more

Listen the way the artists truly intended

High-Resolution Audio/High-Resolution Audio Wireless, LDAC

With High-Resolution Audio1 you can hear music that reproduces the full range of sound, with dynamics and detail just as the artists intended. And thanks to LDAC, our industry-adopted audio coding technology, you can also enjoy High-Resolution Audio Wireless1, which offers audio quality as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.
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Enhance the quality of everything you listen to

DSEE Ultimate

DSEE Ultimate enhances the quality of all your digital music, using AI to automatically improve audio frequency and dynamic range in real-time. Both high and low ranges are improved, taking each track close to High-Resolution Audio quality. It works with wired or wireless headphones0, on local files and even streaming services.1
Graph showing the effects of DSEE Ultimate on digital music

Experience truly immersive sound

360 Reality Audio | 360 Reality Audio Upmix

With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been so immersive and so real. And with the Xperia 5 IV, you can enjoy the experience through wired or wireless headphones0 or the built-in Full-stage stereo speakers.1

In addition, 360 Reality Audio Upmix transforms your favourite 2 channel stereo tracks into an immersive sound experience, in real-time. The technology works with local audio files and streaming services.2

A woman wearing headphones listening to music on Xperia 5 IV - sparkling lights around her head represent 360 Reality Audio
Man outdoors wearing wireless earbuds, looking at his Xperia 5 IV

The next generation of Bluetooth® audio

Bluetooth® LE Audio0

Compared to a conventional connection, the latest Bluetooth® LE Audio lets you enjoy music with lower latency when using wireless headphones.
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Snapdragon Sound™ Technology0

Xperia brings a new audio connection option for the very best audio, connectivity, and mobile innovations from Qualcomm Technologies. Snapdragon Sound™ is designed to deliver high-resolution music, crystal-clear voice calls, and smooth gaming — with superior connectivity and extended battery life. This is how sound should sound.


Choose a superior listening experience

3.5mm audio jack

Good news for audiophiles, the Xperia 5 IV still features a handy 3.5mm headphone jack, which uses superior quality materials and electronic components to deliver high fidelity sound.
Close-up of wired headphones connecting to Xperia 5 IV using 3.5mm audio jack

Authentic, balanced and high-quality sound 

Full-stage stereo speakers

The Xperia 5 IV features powerful Full-stage stereo speakers, enabling you to enjoy immersive, high-quality sound, whether you're playing music, watching videos or gaming.
Xperia 5 IV with music player UI on its display and illustrated blue soundwaves emerging at either end of the phone

Record like you're in a studio

The easy way to record music and vocals

Music Pro

Whether you're in a quiet space or a room with reverberation, Music Pro on the Xperia 5 IV lets you record vocal sounds easily without any external microphone.
A man playing a guitar and a woman using an Xperia 5 IV to record their music

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