The WH-1000xM4 is Sony’s latest noise cancelling wireless headphone. It has outstanding wireless sound, when paired with an Android device. With LDAC technology at three times the quality of standard Bluetooth streaming, it’s an absolute must-have!
Introducing the WH-1000xM4 Headphones
The WH-1000xM4 is Sony’s newest wireless headphones. They’re notable for two reasons: first, they are Bluetooth wireless headphones and their batteries will last a full 24 hours; secondly, they have LDAC. LDAC is Sony’s version of wireless high-res audio.
LDAC (Limited High-Res Audio), according to Sony, is an all-new high-performance audio codec that delivers high-quality wireless playback for headphones and speakers, and is specifically designed for use with Sony’s next-generation wireless headphones. LDAC is backward compatible with existing Bluetooth technology, and will work with the majority of current models, including Android devices.
What makes it so great?
According to our reviewers, this is the best-sounding true wireless set we’ve tested. Not only does it provide that much-sought-after and hyped-up true wireless sound (“HiFi,” if you will), it also has impressive battery life (over 30 hours) and fast charging.
BEST FINDES. This pair is great for sports. They’re incredibly comfortable and really stay in place with those new sports fins. They also block out a ton of noise, great for people who need that.
LEAKS PROTECTION. The WH-1000xM4 has a curved design and then has a sound filter over the earbuds. This helps prevent your music from being heard by others around you.
How does it compare to other options in the market?
They cost between $399.95 (from the Sony Store) and $349 (from Amazon), and sound as good as they look. The Etymotic ER4SR and Sony’s WH-1000XM2 also sound great, and the Etymotic doesn’t have any noise cancellation tech.
The Sony WH-1000xM4 are also notable for being comfortable and fitting for most ears. Sound quality isn’t as clear and detailed as, say, Bose, but it is the top gadget in their class. At least, in our opinion.
These headphones have finally proven that they’re worth the hype, and now that their noise cancelling is excellent, we think they’re worth buying if you’re looking for an excellent pair of wireless cans at a great price.
On their own, the WH-1000xM4 headphones would be outstanding headphones. As an alternative to Apple’s AirPods, these are a no-brainer purchase for anyone who’s looking for a good pair of wireless headphones. We especially like the feel of the cans, but if you prefer a sleeker look, go for the over-ear WH-1000xM3. The Sony WH-1000xM4 are the best true wireless headphones available on the market.