This is our review of the Sony WH-1000XM4 after using it for almost a month. Find all the features, pros, and cons of the new Sony headphone here.
Sony WH-1000XM4 once again cements Sony’s dominance in the noise-cancellation headphones industry. It improves on an already-successful formula while bringing some notable upgrades that many felt was lacking in its predecessor—the WH-1000XM3. With the new multipoint connection feature, you can now connect this headphone to two devices at the same time. Other subtle improvements include speak-to-chat, quick attention, etc.
Besides all the subtlety, the WH-1000XM4 offers an industry-leading noise cancellation experience. With the same QN1 HD processor, the XM4 manages to keep things as quiet as possible and works the best against consistent low, mid-frequency noises. Its adaptive sound control feature is also something to look out for as with this, the headphone dynamically lets in varying levels of ambient sound depending on your frequent location.
Moreover, the audio quality is exceptional as well—with loud, rumbling bass, and excellent mids and highs. I’m consistently blown away with XM4’s battery life as it easily manages to give 20-22 hours of listening time with noise-cancellation turned on. Although fully juicing it up takes quite some time, it can get you 5 hours of juice with just 10 minutes of charge. All in all, if you want the best noise-canceling headphone the industry has to offer, then this one’s definitely for you. But, if you already own a pair of XM3, there’s little reason for an upgrade.