- Powerful custom ANC
- Dynamic sound with loads of detail
- Intuitive app-based controls
- Sensational sense of timing
- Support for two simultaneous Bluetooth connections
- Immersive sound with punchy bass
- 30 hours of battery life
- No IP rating
- No aptX or aptX HD support
- Multipoint support is buggy for now
- USB-C port cannot be used for audio
- 360 Reality Audio is still limited
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Expert reviews and ratings
Sony has made the best even better. With a bunch of seemingly small changes, the company has further improved its already stellar headphones. The WH-1000XM4 sounds great and the custom ANC automatically adjusts if you choose to let it. You won’t find a more feature-packed set of headphones right now, and it’s unlikely you will until Sony updates these again.
By The Verge
It’s fair to say the 1000XM4s are an iterative update, not a radical step up from the M3s. They look the same, sound the same, and feel more or less the same on your head. But Sony’s software improvements — multipoint, Speak to Chat, and nice throw-ins like Fast Pair — aren’t insignificant. And the terrible voice quality has finally been rectified.
By What Hi Fi?
Sony continues to serve up some of the finest noise-cancelling headphones on the market – the WH-1000XM4s will be tough to beat.
With the fix to the microphones and other modest changes, Sony has yet again set the high-water mark for wireless noise-canceling headphones. Bose, Sennheiser, and others come close, but there simply isn’t another model that offers this blend of performance, fidelity, and ease of use for the money.
Same price, even better features. Sony’s WH-1000XM4 are what perfect looks like.
Sony WH-1000XM4 are the best noise cancelling headphones you can buy. By adding enough additional features to satisfy nerds and keeping the sound as good as it always was to satisfy music lovers, Sony manages to keep its nose just in front of Bose, Bowers & Wilkins and Beats by Dr. Dre. There’s nothing better in the world of headphones right now.
The Sony WH-1000xM4 headphones offer excellent audio, powerful ANC and tons of audio customization options in a comfortable frame.
If you already own the WH-1000XM3, it’s probably not worth upgrading — it’s just not that big a leap forward. But this is a great headphone that’s now about 15-20% better, thanks to a few small but significant upgrades and it should improve a bit further with firmware updates.
By L&B Tech Reviews
Compared to the predecessor, the WH-1000XM4 is a natural evolution rather than a groundbreaking revolution. But since no competitors have been able to beat Sony’s noise cancellation technology before, it had to be Sony who finally improved upon it. Even if just by a small margin. What else is there to say, other than run and buy!
Sony’s terrific WH-1000XM4 headphones combine top-notch noise cancellation with audiophile-friendly sound quality.
By Wired UK
The Sony XM4s are our new favourite headphones bar none and, most importantly of all, they’re still an absolute joy to listen to. It seems that all our headphone recommendations need updating, pronto.
El mayor rival de estos WH-1000XM4 está en casa. La anterior generación marcó todo un hito y pueden conseguirse por poco más de doscientos euros. Esto es, la mitad de precio que el inicial del nuevo modelo. Si ya tienes los anteriores, difícilmente el salto esté justificado. Suele ocurrir con las generaciones seguidas. Pero estos auriculares bien merecen la inversión extra. Por su mejorada experiencia de uso y por dar un paso más en la experiencia de sonido. Los Sony WH-1000XM4 son la nueva referencia en el sector y llegan para continuar abriendo nuevas vías en la experiencia con el uso de este tipo de auriculares.