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Sony WF-1000XM4

Sony WF-1000XM4
alaScore 95

114 reviews

Jun, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews of Sony WF-1000XM4. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The comfort and noise isolation also get good views. Opinions about the bass quality and usability are different, while there are some critical opinions about the soundstage and price.

sound, noise isolation, comfort, portability, design

size, price, soundstage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony WF-1000XM4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Simon Cohen (

Sony WF-1000XM4 review: Almost perfect wireless earbuds


The Sony WF-1000XM4 noise-canceling earbuds are a significant improvement over the WF-1000XM3, with a smaller shape, better ANC, and tons of features.

Great sound quality ; Good battery life ; Great noise cancellation ; LDAC Bluetooth codec ; Wireless charging

May not fit small ears ; Slightly lacking in high-end detail

“With an all-new design and tons of improvements, they're very hard to beat.”

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Look out, AirPods Pro: The Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds are superb


While they cost more than their predecessor, Sony's new WF-1000XM4 may just be the best all-around true-wireless earbuds available today.

Excellent sound with top-notch noise canceling and improved headset performance for calls ; Buds are totally redesigned and more discreet looking ; Good battery life with smaller wireless charging case ; IPX4 sweat-resistant (splashproof) ;...

For their high price, would ideally have multipoint Bluetooth pairing ; May be a little big for some smaller ears

Dec, 2021

Expert review by : Chris Welch (

Sony WF-1000XM4 review: a sonic triumph


They sound great and cancel more noise than competitors.

Best noise cancellation in true wireless earbuds ; Excellent, detailed sound ; New leader in battery life among competition

No Bluetooth multipoint ; Microphone performance could still be better ; Only three sizes of ear tips included

With its new WF-1000XM4 noise-canceling earbuds, Sony is looking to topple the Apple AirPods Pro, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, and other competitors. Thanks to superb sound and battery life, Sony might have pulled it off.

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Tim Gideon Tim Gideon Will Greenwald Will Greenwal (

Sony WF-1000XM4 Review


Sony's true wireless WF-1000XM4 earphones pair excellent audio performance with class-leading active noise cancellation.


Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Alaina Yee (

Sony WF-1000XM4 review: These noise-canceling earbuds have all-around appeal


Sony's ultra-portable true wireless earbuds deliver on nearly all the features most people want out of a premium set.

Well-balanced default sound profile ; Detailed audio reproduction ; Good battery life ; Customizable EQ settings ; Compact case ; Decent active noise cancellation ; Easy-to-use app

Sensitive touch controls ; Good in-ear seal can be a little difficult ; Ambient sound mode can be disorienting ; Active noise cancellation weak against road noise

The Sony WF-1000XM4 improvements over the previous generation keep them a strong contender against popular rivals like the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds and Jabra 85t. With a slim, easily pocketable case, good battery life, and a pleasing default sound...

Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (

Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds review


The best wireless earbuds on the market

Lightweight, comfortable design ; Excellent music and call quality ; Useful smart features ; Powerful ANC ; Great battery life

Lacks find my earbuds feature

The Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds bring excellent audio and call quality, eight hours of battery life, powerful ANC, and a host of smart features to a smaller, more comfortable pair of earbuds.

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

Sony WF-1000XM4 Review: Silence is Golden


If silence is a true luxury, then perhaps the $279.99 which Sony asks for its new WF-1000XM4 active-noise cancelling earbuds isn't, in fact, all that lavish. The company which upended ANC …

Incredibly powerful active noise cancellation ; Excellent battery life ; Excels at a wide array of musical styles ; IPX4 and wireless charging support now added

No Bluetooth Multipoint ; Voice call performance is only average

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Jake Thauvette (

Sony WF-1000XM4 Truly Wireless Review


The Sony WF-1000XM4 Truly Wireless are the next generation of the Sony WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless. They come with many of the same features as their predecessor, ...

IPX4 rating for water resistance. Graphic EQ and presets. Stable and breathable fit. Low audio leakage at high volumes. ANC can block out ambient chatter.

Disappointing recording quality. ANC struggles with bass-range noise. Touch controls can be very sensitive. Bad passive soundstage performance. No multi-device pairing.

The Sony WF-1000XM4 are fair for neutral sound. Out-of-the-box, these headphones have a warm sound profile that ensures that vocals and lead instruments sound clear but dark. They don't sound especially neutral, but you may prefer their smooth sound...

Apr, 2022

Expert review by : Theo Nicolakis (

Sony WF-1000XM4


These true-wireless headphones knocked our socks off with their music, phone-call, and noise-cancelling abilities.

Exceptionally rich, mature, and reliable tech ; Best-in-class noise cancelling and adaptive noise cancelling ; Superb sound signature ; Solid, secure fit ; Long battery life

Adaptive sound control can be problematic on phone calls ; No support for aptX codecs

Sony not only has a fantastic set of true wireless headphones, the app that accompanies them delivers scads of its own great features and benefits.

Apr, 2022

Expert review by : Scott Schaen (

Sony WF-1000XM4 Truly Wireless Earbuds review


Sony has been winning at active noise cancellations headphones… at least in the over-ear market. Their last pair of in-ear headphones WF-1000XM3 left users wanting more. Their newest pair of in-ear true wireless headphones finally Sony has been winning...

Fantastic audio experience with powerful active noise cancellation ; Sleek new design and ultra-portable ; Lots of personalization options in the app ; IPX4 water-resistant ; Long battery life ; Quick charge, USB-C and Wireless charging ; Comfortable...

Only foam eartips included, and no silicon ; Phone calls turn on ambient aware and it’s hard to hear — there needs to be a setting to fix this ; 360 reality audio only works with certain apps

These are the best sounding truly wireless earbuds on the market

Aug, 2021

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