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Sony WH-1000XM4

Sony WH-1000XM4
alaScore 93

641 reviews

Dec, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 641 reviews of Sony WH-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 are impressed by the price and usability. The comfort and noise isolation are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the soundstage, while there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

sound, noise isolation, comfort, usability, price


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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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


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...

Powerful custom ANC ; Immersive sound with punchy bass ; Automatic pausing when you speak ; Multi-device connectivity

Pricey ; 360 Reality Audio is still limited ; Adaptive Sound Control requires location sharing

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Simon Cohen (

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 (

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 (

The best noise-canceling headphones to buy right now


Headphones do a better job than earbuds at muting distracting noise.

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Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (

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 : Chris Davies (

Sony WH-1000XM4 Review: Noise-canceling headphones fit for 2020


Active noise canceling headphones like Sony's new WH-1000XM4 have quickly gone from a luxury to a must-have, as our homes evolve into remote offices and schoolrooms. At the same time, with mo…

Excellent active noise cancelation ; Multipoint Bluetooth pairs 2 devices at once ; 30+ hours of battery ; Almost every item on the WH-1000XM3 wishlist is answered

Not waterproof

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Jake Thauvette (

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Review


The Sony WH-1000XM4 are the next generation of the Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless, coming with a longer continuous battery life, additional touch-sensitive control fea...

Incredible ANC performance. Graphic EQ and presets. Comfortable fit. Over 37-hour continuous battery life.

Passable microphone recording quality. Poor passive soundstage. Bulky design. Can fall off your head with moderate movement. Audio-only wired connection.

The Sony WH-1000XM4 are decent for neutral sound. While they have a very bass-heavy default sound profile, you can customize them to your liking using the graphic EQ and presets available in the Sony | Headphones Connect app. However, they have a...

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : Adam Patrick Murray (

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 : Preslav Kateliev (

Sony WH-1000XM4 review


Sony's flagship headset is back. Doesn't look like a major overhaul, but then again — why fix something that's already great?

Very comfortable; Outstanding sound; Dual device connectivity; Satisfactory battery life; Fantastic noise canceling

Expensive; Auto ambient sound control is less impressive than implied; 360 Reality Audio is not ready to be a selling point

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Jason England (

Sony WH-1000XM4 ANC Headphones Review


The Sony WH-1000XM4 are the brand's latest model in the top-of-the-line active noise cancelling headphones space. Here's our review.

Jun, 2021

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