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Sony WH-1000XM4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Sony WH-1000XM4. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the design and usability. The comfort and noise isolation also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the reliability and price.

sound, noise isolation, comfort, usability, design

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony WH-1000XM4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Sony WH-1000XM4 review: The best just got better

 

Sony's over-ear wireless headphones for 2020 sport improved noise-cancellation and audio performance. Does that result in the very best headphones?

Superb music playback with noise-cancelling on or off ; Great battery life and fast-charge capabilities ; Packed full of useful features ; Very comfortable to wear

Not worth upgrading if you already have the XM3 ; No aptX or aptX HD support

The 1000X series of headphones win awards year-on-year and that trend is likely to continue. The WH-1000XM4 wireless ANC over-ear headphones bring one word to mind - superb. With an enhanced feature set that makes many rivals look stone age, these...

Aug, 2020

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony WH-1000XM4 review

 

Still the king?

Speak-to-Chat works well (and stops you singing) ; Noise cancellation even better than before ; Wear detection a much-needed addition ; They sound fantastic with any genre

Expensive ; Samey design might put people off upgrading

Simply the best all-round noise-cancelling headphones you can buy

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Gerald Lynch (techradar.com)

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Headphones review

 

Few products are perfect, but the Sony WH-1000XM4 might just be among the chosen few.

Improved noise-cancellation DSEE Extreme audio upscaling Multipoint pairing Auto-play/pause and conversation awareness

Imperceptible design changes Not water-resistant Call quality still isn’t perfect Singing can pause the music

The Sony WH-1000XM4 deliver excellent noise-cancellation and surprising sound quality all in a lightweight, comfortable design. While they don't look significantly different from their predecessors, a number of new features including multipoint...

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Andy White (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony WH-1000XM4 review: The best just got better

 

Improved audio, more effective noise cancellation and smart new features make the Sony WH-1000XM4 the over-ear headphones to beat

Class-leading noise cancellation ; Supremely comfortable ; Excellent audio quality

Lack water resistance ; Microphone quality could be better

If you have £350 to spend on a pair of over-ear headphones, buy these. If you can’t stretch your budget that far, the WH-1000XM3 are at their lowest price ever so buy those instead.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Simon Cohen (digitaltrends.com)

Sony WH-1000XM4 review: The best headphones get even better

 

We've never tested a set of wireless noise-canceling headphones we like more than Sony's WH-1000XM3. Until now. The WH-1000XM4 are everything we've ever wanted.

Very comfortable ; Excellent sound quality ; Excellent noise canceling ; Very good call quality ; Very good battery life ; Bluetooth multi-device pairing ; Handy, customizable features

No aptX or aptX HD

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Sony WH-1000XM4 Review

 

Excellent audio performance with rich bass and detailed highs ; Top-tier noise cancellation with in-app adjustments ; Customizable EQ ; Simple, responsive on-ear controls ; Comfortable fit

Expensive ; Cable lacks inline remote

Sony's terrific WH-1000XM4 headphones combine top-notch noise cancellation with audiophile-friendly sound quality.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Chris Welch (theverge.com)

Sony WH-1000XM4 review: the best noise-canceling headphones get better

 

Same looks, better mics, and pairing with two devices at once.

Sony’s best noise-canceling capabilities yet ; Improved voice quality ; Support for two simultaneous Bluetooth connections

USB-C port cannot be used for audio ; No significant design changes after two years ; Cold-weather improvements are unproven

Photography by Chris Welch / The Verge

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

Sony WH-1000XM4 review

 

Sony is coming for Bose's crown

Excellent audio quality ; Powerful active noise cancelling ; Light, comfortable frame ; 30 hours of battery life ; Plethora of sound customization options

Finicky touch controls

The Sony WH-1000xM4 headphones offer excellent audio, powerful ANC and tons of audio customization options in a comfortable frame.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Adam Patrick Murray (techhive.com)

Sony WH-1000XM4 review: Our favorite noise-cancelling headphones get minimal but welcome upgrades

 

This successor to what most people consider the best active noise-cancelling headphones on the market features minimal, but welcome upgrades.

Fantastic noise cancelling ; Very accurate sound for ANC headphones ; Proximity based auto play/pause ; LDAC codec support ; Terrific app experience

Edge-AI upscaling doesn't add much ; Touch controls still have a learning curve ; You can't use LDAC with multipoint Bluetooth

As I’ve already mentioned, Sony holds the active noise-cancellation crown with its WH-1000XM3. The WH-1000XM4 feature the same HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 as the previous generation, but with a new algorithm.This chip processes ambient noise...

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Sony WH-1000XM4 review

 

Still the king?

Wear detection hugely convenient ; Sounds even more mature and energetic ; Comfort over extended hours of wear

Can cause ears to sweat in hot or humid climes ; Design exactly the same as last-gen ; Not the cheapest

The best of the breed gets even better with subtle changes that are more meaningful than flashy.

Sep, 2020

Price comparison for Sony WH-1000XM4

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Sony WH-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones...
Industry-leading noise cancellation, powered by our HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 (Disclaimer in...
£347.00 TO SHOP
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Industry-leading noise cancellation, powered by our HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 (Disclaimer in...
£349.00 TO SHOP
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Industry leading noise cancellation* thanks to QN1 chip. Diaphragm: Aluminium-coated LCP. (Disclaimer in...
£233.00 TO SHOP
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£326.00 TO SHOP
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£169.00 TO SHOP
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No matter where you go, the Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones deliver pristine...
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No matter where you go, the Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones deliver pristine...
£269.00 TO SHOP
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£129.00 TO SHOP

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