Sony WH-1000XM4

Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones

1,042,923 ratings
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92%
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84%
Volume control
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92%
Comfort
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88%
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87%
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90%
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88%
Value for money
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88%
Bass quality
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93%
Easy to use
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90%
Durability
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91%
Easy to fold
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REVIEWS

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Overall a step forward from XM3, but expected more

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Sep 8, 2020

Reviewed by Md Razib on B&H Photo Video

# What didn't Change from XM3: - Same sound signature and quality - Excellent Noise Cancellation - Great battery life and quick recharging # What Improved over XM3 - Slightly more comfortable headband and ear cushions - Touch Sensitivity on the earcup seems to have subtly improved # Good Addition but needs more work: - Supporting two bluetooth connected device. In my experience, sound quality took a hit when two devices were connected. Second device connection used to be hit/miss but since latest software update working flawlessly between my macbook pro and iphone. - Wearing detection - automatically pauses playback when headphone has been put off. In my experience, this had several false positives/negatives to the point that it was annoying. Perhaps a better motion sensor or software update can address this issue in the future. - Smart Talking - found this to be less useful/gimmicky and have turned it off. # Important Feature removed over XM3: - Support for AptX and AptX-HD removed in XM4 - thus only way to get hi-res streaming is to use LDAC codec - which is not supported in Mac and PCs, as well as iPhones. This may be deal breaker for some. Also LDAC is not supported when two bluetooth devices are connected. I'd imagine prosumers of the product would be quite disappointed in this omission. # Bottom-line: If you have an XM3, in my opinion there is little reason to justify an upgrade - I'd rather wait for XM5. If you have an XM2 or Bose QuietComfort 35 series, the upgrade would be worthwhile. ... More

Widely regarded as the best. I have to agree.

Sony WH-1000XM4 Over-Ear Wireless NC Headphones - Black

Sony WH-1000XM4 Over-Ear Wireless NC Headphones - Black

Aug 4, 2021

Reviewed by Steve on Argos

If you Google “What are the best headphones to buy right now”, you will be given a long list of websites all giving their expert opinion. What seems to be most common is that most of these expert reviews point to the Sony WH1000MX4’s as being the ANC Headphone king. I have to agree. The most important factor to me is sound quality. I collect IEM’s so I believe that I know a quality sounding pair when I hear them. The Sony’s have exceeded all my expectations. The sound signature is balanced with rich punchy bass, clear mids and crisp highs. There’s absolutely no sign of sibilance. The MX4’s offer an inviting listening experience. You’ll want to pick them up put them on and enjoy. The Sony Headphone app allows you to customise the sound curve to your liking. For me they sound perfect right out of the box. What ever you’re go to music genre. The Sony’s elevate the experience. When first hearing Guns and Roses Knocking on Heavens door, I got a shiver down my spine. I’m not even a fan of Guns and Roses! At around £300 they ain’t cheap but like the old saying goes “you get what you pay for!” Compared to Apples offering the Sony’s are actually really good value for money and they come with a proper case, not one that looks like a training bra! Considering the amount of tech crammed into these cans they start to pull away from their peers in terms of value. They’re mind blowingly clever with the audiophile pleasing sound quality to go with the tech wizardry. The Active Noise Cancellation works very well blocking out any unwanted external noise. Set up is easy with the very customisable app. The touch controls are responsive and accurate. I could list all the amazing functions the MX4’s have but the review would be way too long. Let me just say if you like gadgets you’re in for a treat. There’s a 3.5mm cable for wired connection. I connected them to a cheap HI RES DAC that I own and again the sound quality went up another notch. Bluetooth sound quality is excellent but when connected to my iPhone the music piped to my ears isn’t full fat HI RES. That said the DSEE Extreme function in the app allows you to to boost compressed audio whilst streaming to sound like it has a higher bit rate. Very clever indeed. The competition is stiff with the likes of Bose and Sennheiser all offering similar priced options. The Apple AirPod Max’s may have the edge in terms of build quality but pound for pound they can’t match the Sony WH1000MX4’s for their sheer all round ability. Long live the King! ... More

Worst Bluetooth Ever!! can't use my bluetooth speakers now

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Jan 1, 2021

Reviewed by Richard on B&H Photo Video

I got these headphones for video editing as well as music listening while traveling and they've caused me so much frustration it's almost impossible to articulate. The only other bluetooth headphones I own are Aeropex Aftershockz, which are bone conducting headphones used for working out. I love them and they pair to multiple devices so seamlessly and easily, I figured these Sony headphones would be far better for audio quality though for everything else that isn't work outs. The sound quality is nice and noise cancelling, but their blue tooth is horrendous in pairing with second device. I have them paired to my iPhone and Macbook Pro 16 inch 2019, and they will alwayd 100% of the time favor the MacBook Pro no matter what. I'll be walking blocks away and they're still trying to pair to my macbook so I cant hear anything on my phone, I'll toggle back and forth and it stilll chooses macbook. My macbook will be turned off and it still pairs with macbook, I just ended up forgeting the device on my app so that it never pairs with my macbook and using wires headphones for my macbook (which sort of defeats the purpose of owning these). Anyway, I thought this was the worst of it and decided after 3 weeks of owning them, I'd just live with it. But then past few days I've been trying to pair bluetooth speakers to my Macbook Pro and an unknown sound device keeps being prioritzed and either never allowing my speakers to connect, or worse, will let them play music for a bit and then disconnect favoring the unknown device. I was very confused and concerned as the unknown device was a large list of numbers and nothing I recognized. I finally decided to turn on my Sony Bluetooth headphones to see if it was them, and it was. So, essentially, my bluetooth headphones are turned off, disconnected, I have forgotten device on both the app and on my macbook pro for the headphones, yet the headphones are still first thing to connect when I turn bluetooth on, obviously not working, so then I can't listen through my bluetooth speakers. I use bluetooth mouse and keyboard, so now anytime I try to listen to audio on my macbook, I cannot bc the forgotten turned off, Sony Headphones are still connected. They are eternally connected and offer no options to forget them. Its crazy how seamless the device pairing is on my Aeropex, not a household name at all, and I own a lot of Sony for camera equipment and am familiar with the brand, but these headphone bluetooth integration is the worst thing I've ever experienced. ... More

Good wireless headphones for the price

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Jan 7, 2021

Reviewed by William on B&H Photo Video

The Sony Wh-100XM4 headphones have many features which is why I bought them, but the features are not flawless. The automatic music stop feature with a sensor that can tell when the headphones are taken off have worked a majority of the time, but occasionally (not often) the music keeps playing. The sensors on the earpieces that control volume, skipping to next track, or pausing music to chat with someone with the headphones on do work, but it's not an exact science-sometimes I have to gesture 2 or 3 times to get it to do what I want. The noise cancelling is good, but I expected a little better with all the hype. I've used an older different Sony noise cancelling headphones previously and thought the noise cancelling for lower frequencies was subpar so I thought these would be a big improvement but I can still hear people talk (in a doctors office) with the volume set to mid level. I've used them at a major airport outside with jets taking off and the noise cancelling of the engines is really good. I haven't actually been in a airplane in flight yet, but I'm expecting it to be good to excellent. I guess it is impossible to have complete noise cancelling based on the volume of outside noise-people yelling or banging noises can still be heard thru the headphones in noise cancelling mode. The bluetooth is flawless-has paired with all my devices and talking on my smartphone seems to be better with the headphones than on the phone's speaker and microphone as people I'm speaking with tell me they hear me very clearly. I also hear them more clearly with noise cancelling on. The headphones sound great when listening with hi-fi streaming on music apps like Deezer or Spotify. The headphones are fairly light and the ear padding is soft and comfortable. The battery does actually last as long as Sony advertises; on a full charge I have used it all day listening to music and taking phone calls. It charges quickly too. Overall, I'm not as impressed as I thought I would be but since I got it on sale it was worth the price. I'm expecting I'll be using it for years to come with Sony's reputation for quality. ... More

Love!!!

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Nov 16, 2020

Reviewed by Aspyn on B&H Photo Video

I previously had the Bose QC35 II and that battle was between those and the WH-1000XM3, I chose the QC35 II and had no problems with them other than some discomfort. Long story short they were stolen from me by my ex blah blah blah, I needed new headphones. So the battle again was between QC35 II and these, WH-1000XM4. Well I love them!!!!! The sound quality is amazing! The NC is great! With my QC35 I had to turn them all the way up just to block out the running water noise from my sink. With the 1000-XM4 half way does the trick! I love the equalizer option. I did prefer the buttons on the QC35, but the "touchpad" is still okay, I normally use my phone or watch to control. The comfort on the headband is a lot better IMO than the QC35 as well as the ear pads, so win. The connecting of 2 devices...................................it is not as seamless as the QC35 was. That was a flawless transition back and forth between my devices. This one...not so much. I also liked how the QC35 told me which devices it was connecting to, I have my 1000XM4's connected to my iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV, and it's a small pain trying to figure out which 3rd one is connected. But I'm glad of the option, I just wish it worked better. Other than that these are amazing and I would choose these again in heartbeat!! ... More

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Good but... Switching between devices is frustrating.

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Dec 14, 2021

Reviewed by Drew on B&H Photo Video

These noise cancelers do a great job keeping ambient noise to a minimum (though I'm really surprised they didn't do much better than my AirPods Pro's when it comes to noise cancelling). My big gripe with these headphones is that if you're paired to one device and want to switch to another, you literally have to disconnect from the first device manually and then initiate connection to the other device. And while, yes, technically you can have 2 devices connected simultaneously (switching doesn't usually work as they advertise btw), I found that many times if I was connected to my Macbook Pro and iPhone at the same time but had put my computer away for the day and the headphones were last connected to the computer, that the headphones would not switch to my iPhone 13 Pro Max, even when I started playing music on that device (which is how it's supposed to know to switch devices). I'd literally have to go down to the office, open my Macbook Pro, manually disconnect the bluetooth and only then would the headphones switch to the phone. If I'd left my computer at the office the headphones literally wouldn't connect to anything else -- rendering them useless until I could get back to the computer and manually disconnect. This can be SUPER frustrating. At a bare minimum there needs to be a way, on the headphones, to clear bluetooth connections to free them up to connect to something else. ... More

Reasonable Sound Quality, Good Noise Cancelling

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Jun 28, 2021

Reviewed by Luke on B&H Photo Video

Sound: The lows and mid-lows are strongly pronounced, which tends to happen with closed-back headphones. The result is a somewhat muddy soundstage, with mids through highs drowned out by the lower frequencies. Using EQ to slightly reduce the bass and raise the treble fixes this entirely, however. Noise Cancelling: Out of the box, noise cancelling is excellent. Once you've run the NC Optimizer feature, users universally report slightly increased white noise, and worse performance. This may be improved in a future firmware update. The effect is not unpleasant (and reduces pressure on your ears somewhat), so might be an intentional design decision by Sony to compensate for other complaints. Accessories/Other: The included charging cable is extremely short (3in/10cm), so you may need a longer USB-C cable for practical charging. The included case and male-to-male 3.5mm cable for corded use are excellent. Overall: I strongly recommend these headphones for their intended audience. If you're looking for broad soundstage and exceptional audio quality, you might want to look elsewhere (open-back headphones will always give you a better experience in that regard). If you're looking for active noise cancelling to reduce noise from office fans or loud commutes, these are great. ... More

Good but not excellent

Sony WH-1000XM4 Over-Ear Wireless NC Headphones - Black

Sony WH-1000XM4 Over-Ear Wireless NC Headphones - Black

Apr 6, 2022

Reviewed by John on Argos

I got these for their noise cancelling features as I am sharing the office and it can get a bit loud at times. They work great at removing the noise, but the sound quality is not as good as most reviews describe. The first thing I did was to equalize them, mostly increase the high frequencies, as they sound really muffling in the default settings. They sound decent after equalization, but not as good as other headphones I have. For example they can't even compete with an old, much cheaper, pair of HyperX Cloud Stinger I also got from Argos. In any possible settings I tried the HyperX are the clear winner by far in terms of sound quality. Both on my phone and PC (linux) I am using the LDAC codec from Sony, but to be honest I am not noticing any difference at all when compared with other codecs. When connected through the wire, the sound quality is significantly worst, which is really surprising as it should give the best possible quality. So yes they are nice and wireless and do a pretty good job at noise cancelling, but in no way these can be considered high sound quality headphones. They sound ok, especially if you listen to music with a lot of bass, but if you listen more like to jazz or classical music you mostly wished you bought another pair. ... More

Noise canceling is impressive

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Dec 6, 2020

Reviewed by Jason on B&H Photo Video

So positives: I am amazed at noise canceling, first time I have used it and its great. Sound quality is good, there is a decent amount of bass when needed, sound is clear and I actually here more sounds than my old arctis set used to produce, Good multipurpose use headset, gaming, TV, music all sound decent, Lightweight, comfortable, Decent battery life, Bluetooth works well, On device touch controls, USB-C for charging, Decent android app, Reasonable case and airplane adapter, Comes with a charging cable, I was told the call quality was decent enough, Negatives: Expensive, I am not sure if they were worth what I paid but maybe just, Connection was a bit difficult to set up on my laptop but eventually got it all going, Multiple device connection is limited to 2, was not as good quality on the second device, Touch controls are bit hit or miss, pause control works well at least, No adapter for the USB-C charging cable, USB-C cable is the shortest I have ever seen, No windows app to provide the enhanced features of the android app, ... More

A good investment

Sony WH-1000XM4 Over-Ear Wireless NC Headphones - Black

Sony WH-1000XM4 Over-Ear Wireless NC Headphones - Black

Apr 15, 2022

Reviewed by GinnyP3 on Argos

I bought these headphones about a month ago, the sound quality is great and the noise cancelling is particularly effective on the drones/background noise of the world while also letting in enough ambient noise that I don't feel cut off from the world and unsafe walking in London or crossing traffic (depending on settings). It also lets in enough voice sounds so in the office I know if someone is trying to talk to me and I can hear train announcements even with music playing (again depending on settings). Sound leaks a little if you listen loud. Good headphones, sound quality is great, comfortable on/over the ear and across the head, neat folding feature and case to carry/store when not in use and easy to connect to both phone and laptop. Only thing I am not keen on is when walking near cars, it plays the ambient sound of the car passing and sometimes sounds like someone is hoovering in my headphones and you can hear the wind quite strongly in the headphones (but this doesn't affect microphone or call quality). Overall happy with this purchase! ... More

Solid Headphones but not worth the price

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Aug 18, 2021

Reviewed by Malcolm on B&H Photo Video

These are fine, but make sure you get them on sale. The Bluetooth frequently connects and disconnects, or won't connect phone calls. I have factory reset them a half dozen times, and tried them with 5 different devices. Mac, PC, Android, iOS, same result for all of them. Once you have them connected the touch panel is not as responsive as you would like. Ending phone calls and pausing music is tough. The volume and the next/previous functions work significantly better and more consistently. They are VERY comfortable and the noise cancelling is fantastic. make sure to turn off the ambient sensor, else any noise seems to turn off the headphones because they think you are talking. and turn off the feature that turns them off when you take them off your head. it is overly sensitive and will turn off if you adjust the headphones on your head or move them slightly. I am glad I bought these, but I will have to think about returning them for something better. ... More

Just Amazing!

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Oct 28, 2020

Reviewed by Alejandro on B&H Photo Video

I got them right before going to the airport to get home. Sound cancelling was outstanding in the noisy airports. The pressure set-up in the plane worked wonderfully! My ears have never been happier during a flight. I even stopped my media from playing and was able to take a nap without being bothered (yes headphones on). I wore them non-stop through the whole time (6 hrs) between airports (2) and planes (2) to see how long could I keep them on... they won... I took them off until I was on my way home because I didn't need them while driving...CRAZY COMFORTABLE! Battery life is sick! It was fully charged right out of the box and after playing with all the features and the 6 hr use, the battery ended up at 98% once I arrived home. Also, the feature of having them synced with 2 devices (phone and tablet in this case) was a feature I didn't know I would be so happy to have. Design is just gorgeous and fancy looking! (i have the black version) ... More

I prefer the Bose QC35-II

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Apr 8, 2021

Reviewed by Dave on B&H Photo Video

I found Bose's previous-gen headphones much more comfortable than this pair. They just naturally seemed to fit my head, but I liked their ear pads better; the Sony ones are a little too soft for my taste. Out of the box, I found the QC35's sound to sound more natural, i.e., what I think the music is supposed to sound like. I had to fiddle with Sony's preset equalizer options in the app for a while until I found something I thought sounded normal. But I'm not audiophile, so I have no idea which produces a more accurate sound. I do prefer Sony's iPhone app to Bose's, though. There's a couple of functions I don't think I'll ever use, like spatial audio (you have to have a paid subscription to some obscure sites to even listen to that type of sound file), but it seems more useful overall. Demerits for no native iPad app, though. ... More

Great sound quality!

Sony WH-1000XM4 Over-Ear Wireless NC Headphones - Black

Sony WH-1000XM4 Over-Ear Wireless NC Headphones - Black

Sep 9, 2021

Reviewed by icenando on Argos

These are the best headphones I've ever owned: the sound quality is amazing, and the noise cancelling is much better than everything else I've ever tried. I have two bad critiques though: 1) It doesn't connect to my PS4. This might be a PS issue, but one would thing that a £300+ Sony product that offers bluetooth connectivity would connect to another £300+ Sony product that offers bluetooth connectivity. 2) The touch feature is great sometimes, but it doesn't offer all functionalities that I had on my older headphones, with buttons. With these headphones, other that volume control, I'm limited to going back to the beginning of the audio or skip it. This is a problem when I'm listening to podcasts, as sometimes I just want to go back a bit to listen to something again, or fast-forward to the bit where I had left off. Of course, I can still do that on my phone, but it was a lot more practical with buttons on the headphones. ... More

Awesome!

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Jul 5, 2021

Reviewed by Chris on B&H Photo Video

After researching top headphones in my price range, these constantly came up as the top pick for what I was looking for. They come with awesome features, and sound incredible! I love the noise canceling, touch controls, and quick "ambient hearing" controls. You can even program different settings based on your GPS location (work, home, gym can have different settings allowing some background noise through). Light and comfortable to wear for long periods! The only negative (but I knew this before purchase based on reviews) is the quality of phone calls via Bluetooth... has a "underwater " sound on both ends of the conversation. But, I don't use the phone much anyways! I live in Canada, and even paying duty/taxes I saved well over $100 Canadian purchasing these from B&H (over $200 if you count non-sale price in Canada) Shipping was really fast for US\Canada shipping (4 days). Highly recommend! ... More

Top headphones

Sony WH-1000XM4 Over-Ear Wireless NC Headphones - Black

Sony WH-1000XM4 Over-Ear Wireless NC Headphones - Black

Jul 13, 2022

Reviewed by Nico on Argos

I Did a lot of research before I bought these headphones as I wanted a strong bass noise cancellation headphones. These headphones does not disappoint. Very high quality mids, tops and the bass is incredible. Very stable low range bass which does not distort the mids and tops (treble). The quality of the headphones itself is outstanding. The pads are soft and comfortable but my ears does sweat a little but it's a very small price to pay for quality sounds. The noise cancelling option is excellent, better than I expected. It does not cancel ALL noise which is a good thing I think and can hear low rumbling sound from a bus or train, some people chatting if they are speaking loud next to you. I would definitely recommend paying the high price for these headphones - what you pay is what you get! Go buy it, it won't disappoint you. Well done Sony! ... More

Great product

Sony WH-1000XM4 Over-Ear Wireless NC Headphones - Black

Sony WH-1000XM4 Over-Ear Wireless NC Headphones - Black

Aug 26, 2021

Reviewed by Attila861 on Argos

I watched many headphone review over the past few months to help me decide, so I was convinced that these are the ones for me. The sound quality is amazing. I listen to all types of music so for me the first thing to consider was the sound quality over everything else. I'm not saying these are the best on sound (but second after the Apple AirPod Max), but for the price range is definitely the best. The mids and lows are well balanced. Battery life way over the advertised claim. I'm pulling out easy 35-38 hr with noise cancelling on). Wearing them is also comfortable throughout the day. Noise cancellation probably the best on the market right now... So overall for me, these are really well designed and built headphones with lot of cool features. Love it. Worth the money. ( Try using it with apple music dolby atmos enabled, it will blow your mind defoe) ... More

Even blocks voices well

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Jul 7, 2021

Reviewed by Christian on B&H Photo Video

I've owned an AudioTechnica noise canceling headset for over 8 years and have been happy with their performance. However, because the earcups and headband leatherette has deteriorated considerably, I was in the market for a new pair. The Sony's were the highest rated on a number of websites I found, and they have not disappointed. Technology can change a lot in 8 years! The sony's have a companion app that shows you battery percentage, as well as a multitude of settings, including location-based sound profiles that adjust to environments you frequent. These pair are even great at drowning out a very loud coworker's voice (why I bought them), and last 5 hours with only a 10 minute charge! Very comfortable and the sound quality makes you forget you're in a noisy environment. Excellent battery life. Love them so far (used 1 day so far). ... More

Great sound - unbearable for larger ears

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Feb 19, 2021

Reviewed by Suvir on B&H Photo Video

First off, the sound quality is phenomenal. Add to that the highly customizable settings in the app (EQ etc) and these make for an amazing pair of headphones. I won't comment much on ANC since I was not able to fully test them objectively, but subjectively they were just as good as others I have tried (B&W PX7, Bose NC 700, Sony XB900N). However, the reason I give this 1 star is for fit. They have used the same outer shell as older models (which is fine) but the placement of the magnet in the middle makes these unbearable after 40-45 mins. The magnet protrudes out in the middle which is just enough to push against my ear. I can't imagine how people with larger/protruding ears use them. There must be a reason for that placement, but the XB900N work just fine with a different design. Please consider this in your future design Sony - I have used the XB950BT, XB900N and love the sound quality but need the design to be more robust to include users outside the average individual. ... More

Mostly happy

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

Dec 22, 2020

Reviewed by Eric on B&H Photo Video

Bought these as a replacement for an older set of Bose noise cancelling headphones. Mated to my Iphone 12 without problem. Sound quality is quite good. Noise cancelling is amazingly better than the old Bose. There is an annoying alert noise whenever the phone loses it's sound source. Also I was at first disappointed with the plugged in sound on my old Ipod, but reversed the cord and it was fine, not sure why that is a thing? The comfort is a little less than the Bose, but that may be because they are heavier and have new stiffness. Overall quite pleased with these headphone and would recommend them. ... More

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