Sony WF-1000XM4 (Black) is rated out of 5 by 69.
Sony WF-1000XM4 (Black)
In Ear Mic Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
£199 Was £249 from 30/06/21 to 19/11/21
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A complete redesign for this award-winning headphone
Following on from generations of ‘best buys’ and ‘5-star- winners, the WF-1000XM4 earphones are Sony’s best yet. With a powerful new processor at their heart, sound and functionality is better than ever. The redesigned style is more comfortable than before while being smaller and lighter, too. Despite being more compact, battery life is better than ever, giving you a complete win-win.
New Integrated Processor V1 at its heart
Sony’s Integrated Processor V1 is the powerful heart of the WF-1000XM4 and enhances the noise cancelling and Bluetooth performance. Along with industry-leading performance, it also manages to use less power, giving you improved battery life.
Industry-leading noise reduction
Combining the V1 processor with dual noise sensing microphones gives the WF-1000XM4 amazing levels of noise cancelling. The twin sensors pick up outside noise from all directions and pass it on to the processor to be filtered. The result is a super-quiet background, even in busy offices and public transport. Even on a windy day, Automatic Wind Noise Reduction mode keeps the elements hushed.
5-star sound with new 6mm drivers and DSEE Extreme
The new 6mm drivers feature a 20% increase in magnet volume, giving you improved bass response. The drivers also enhance the noise cancellation still further, by generating a high-precision cancellation signal. Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme upsamples compressed music files in real time, adapting to the music genre. The result is a richer, more natural sound from all your music.
Fine-tune the sound and get the perfect fit with Headphones Connect
Get the Sony Headphones Connect app (available on Apple iOS and Google) and you can fine-tune the sound to exactly how you like it. Ambient Sound Control lets you decide just how much background noise you hear while the equalizer tunes the sound output to your exact preferences. By taking simple measurements, the latest version can even suggest the right sized earbuds for your ears.
Adaptive Sound Control adjusts to you
Another feature available via the Headphones Connect app is Adaptive Sound Control. This detects whether you’re walking, traveling or stationary and then adjusts the ambient sound settings to suit – automatically.
Calls made clearer
With Precise Voice Pickup Technology, your voice sounds clearer down the line. Beamforming microphones and a bone-conduction sensor pick up every nuance of your voice, making you clearly recognisable to the caller. Powerful Noise Cancelling tech lets you hear them every bit as clearly.
Amazon Alexa and Google voice assistants
Using the built-in microphone, the Sony WF-1000XM4 headphones are compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google’s voice Assistant. Simply press and hold the noise-cancelling button and ask your PA a question. The touch sensitive pad also lets you communicate more easily – simply hold the pad to instantly turn down the volume with Quick Attention.
New surface design for enhanced comfort
Since introducing the world’s first in-ear headphones in 1982, Sony has processed huge amounts of data on ear shapes around the world. The WF-1000XM4 earphones benefit from the result of this work, with a brand new surface shape that best suits the majority of ear shapes. The result is the most comfortable WF-1000XM headphone to date.
Water resistant to IPX4 standard
The latest WF-1000XM earphones are now water resistant to the IPX4 rating. These means you can take the headphones for a run in the park, without having to worry about rain or sweat damaging the tech.
Listen all day, with the class-leading battery life
Although smaller and lighter than ever, the WF-1000XM4 earphones have a longer battery life. With a class-leading 8 hours available, these earphones lead the premium in-ear pack. The case provides an extra two charges, giving you a total of up to 24 hours playback. If you’re in a hurry, a quick five-minute charge is enough for a full hour’s playback – perfect for the commute to work.
Relax to your music, with the Sony WF-1000XM4.
In Ear, True Wireless, Bluetooth, Wireless, Closed Back, Noise Cancelling
High Resolution Audio
Up to 5.5 - 12 hours (Coms time with NFC on - Music Playback NFC off)
Rated 5 out of 5 by ARM00977 from AFTER USING EARBUDS , THIS IS THE NUMBER ONE VERY HAPPY WITH MY PURCHASED, NOW GYM OUTDOOR AND TRAVAL SMASH WITH MY NEW PAIR OF BUDS
Date published: 2021-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by steve65 from Great Design and Build Quality [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The WF-1000XM4 noise cancelling Headphones, look sleek and well designed. Sound quality for a product of this size is excellent. Battery Life is amazing, the recharging case is well designed and compact, making it easy to carry around safely. There are 3 sizes of grommets to suit ear fit comfortably and seal for noise cancelling.The Headphone App works well and adds to the listening pleasure, displaying battery levels, allowing Equalizer Sound changes and many other user parameters. The Packaging is compact and looks to be a recycled cardboard type, which I would image is quite environmentally friendly.
Date published: 2021-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by G1979 from Great feature!!! Great sound...I love them ! Highly recommended !!!!
Date published: 2021-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ashy 2489 from Wf-1000xm4 Absolute brilliant sound , all in all exceptional quality , not much to say but just brilliant certainly all the reviews are spot on ..
Date published: 2021-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by Filip5552 from Good but not the best Love them but needs a bit more bass i love all the features but its missing the punch i hope you will make them more powerful in the future i understand not everyone loves too much bass but it should be available to disable if someone doesn't like it. Much love from a Croatian user <3
Date published: 2021-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by lutonian2000 from The best true in-ear earbuds... I recently purchased a set of the Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds to replace my Cambridge Audio M1+'s and I have not been disappointed, I can honestly say that they are by far the best set of true wireless earbuds that I owned. The audio quality for music is simply outstanding and the same is true for audio podcasts and radio broadcasts. Even low bit rate audio files sound incredible. The ear tip isolation is first-class blocking out the majority of the outside world, however, switching on the noise-cancelling adds a further layer of isolation that I've never experienced before from such a small unit...incredible! Treat yourself to a set now!
Date published: 2021-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by MJM2020 from Love It Small, compact, but with great sound! Absolutely brilliant product.
Date published: 2021-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by No ID from Great wireless earphones I brought these 4 months ago and so far these are the best Sony wireless earphones. Fantastic noise cancellation and sound, great bass. No regrets buying these earphones.
Date published: 2021-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ritzzz from Great music Awesome in every way . Sound and noise cancellation stand out features
Date published: 2021-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rastamarian from Great little headphones Great little headphones! Great quality and sound, fantastic anc.
Date published: 2021-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by HBH1 from Great sound quality. Quality item with performance to match. My last headphones were Sony XM2 so the progress leap has been huge. My classical music collection has never sounded so good.
Date published: 2021-10-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by gavatoo from Good, but be realistic in your expectations. My first set of true wireless ANC earbuds. I'm somewhat disappointed, not because I don't think these are state-of-the-art, but just that I'd hoped that the state of the art was a bit more advanced. Overall I have found the NC combination of Active and Passive to be quite disappointing, it's okay, but I was hoping for more. Apart from that I'm happy enough. Good features, decent ANC, good battery life, decent sound quality - not audiophile grade, so don't expect that - but perfectly okay for normal listening when out and about. They make a commute on the London Underground bearable in a small and easy to use package with a lot of customisable features. My main issue is with fit and the foam earbuds. Still working on trying to get a reliably good seal. When the seal is good the passive isolation helps a lot but getting a good seal is not so easy because the buds are quite large and the shape and fact that the bud needs to be held in place means they loosen more easily than I'd like.
Date published: 2021-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tmrana from Excellent Recommended Sony quality as usual and u live sony products
Date published: 2021-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bo314 from Good earbuds I have it only few minutes .the sound and the app. Are good for the price
Date published: 2021-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigLem from I love these! Awesome sound and noise cancelling. Really clever the way the main drive sits higher up in the ear so they are both comfortable and secure
Date published: 2021-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kamilaspaula from Great product Im really happy with this, Afraid to buy because I've never had a model like this before, but omg I don’t regret having bought it, Its perfect, the sound, the noise cancelling. Im really satisfied.
Date published: 2021-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by AlanK1905 from Great sound I’ve been wearing these earphones for just a couple of hours so far and they are brilliant. I love all the features that seem to work perfectly. One sour note, which is why they only get 4 stars from me, is that the instructions that come with it are the worst I’ve seen in a long time; I had to go to YouTube just to find out how to pair them with my iPhone.
Date published: 2021-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kombo2 from The Best in the Market I bought this about a month ago and it’s really good as compared to other wireless earphones, I love the fact it switches to your environment especially when am underground noise cancellation is automatically activated
Date published: 2021-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by spagy from Impressive! Won't disppoint! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] So, to compare, I have only had a cheaper pair of wireless buds from another brand before but they fit the bill as they were wireless charging, sounded great, long battery and fit well in the ear even while running. They were not sound cancelling but as they fit so snuggly in the ear, everything else was drowned out naturally so they were good for me. In comes the Sony WF-1000XM4 which is all the above and then some! As you can see from the photos, minimalist packaging and environmentally friendly too! Once open, you are greeted with a fine small case holding the in ear beauties. Design and feel is great! Instructions seem clear and pairing to the Android phone was exceptionally easy as it was instantly recognisable. I like to switch between laptop and phone, etc and this seemed simple to do also. Instructions explained basic usage functions well however I must admit that in practice, I am little unsure how to fully and best use the device (it might just be me taking a little longer to get used to them!). I also felt at first use the volume was not loud enough but after trying various sources, I think it was just the source I initially used (TV streaming on a mobile). Other sources, in particular music, give enough volume to feel the track the way you should. There are a lot of features here and in particular, I was a little underwhelmed at the noise canelling feature (I have never had this before to compare anything to!) as I felt that when out a walk, it didn't do much for me however on a trip to Milan, I used on the Metro and walking the city and this is where Noise Cancelling came into it's own! It worked really well indeed and let me hear the audio as clear as can be. A quick press switched to ambient sound allowing external sounds to filter through also if needed for awareness. I enabled the Speak to Chat feature which I thought might be useful but it irritated me straight away as with a cough or blurting a line of a song stopped the track, it was a frustration. It may be great for some in certain conditions but was not for me at this time. Good points to note includes the Headphones app which gives control over the equalizer and settings for different environments (which the headphones can automatically recognise for you and switch between - nice touch!). Also has features to analyse your ear shape for the best fit and to optimise apps for 360 Reality audio seem to be good for audiophiles (I just haven't used them yet!). You can even customise the function buttons for each ear bud. The buds work with both Alexa and Google voice assistants (and I guess Siri too but I can't confirm this!). I haven't really used them for this yet so cannot comment. Also I haven't used yet for voice/video calls as I have not had the opportunity since receiving them but after reading other reviews around this, they seem to perform well in this regard. Some users will find the Automatic Wind Noise reduction feature a bonus (cyclists, etc) but again, I have not found a need for this yet to be able to comment. All in all, these noise cancelling headphones will not diappoint the beginner or advanced audiophile. I am in the middle of the range here and have some issues with learning the features to the best of their ability and for what I need day to day but this is a personal problem and over time, I will learn, I just haven't really immersed myself in them yet like I normally would. Out of the box, connectivity and sound quality are absolutely bang on the money. The customisable features will suit many to match their style of use and the advance options are a boon if you are in the market for this type of product. Battery life and comfort seem excellent as I used for around 6 hours straight while travelling and still had plenty of charge in the headphones and of course, the case as a power reserve. I personally find the price point for such a device a little expensive however in direct comparison to other brands and for the top of the range premium device with the range of features provided out of the box, there really is no comparison to be made here if you are willing to pay for the best in this area.
Date published: 2021-10-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by Meg8 from Good sound, uncomfortable shape! Large earpieces which don’t fit properly in my ears but good sound. Problem with speaking on the phone as lots of background feedback
Date published: 2021-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy Camper in Poland from worth the extra money I bought & sold a bunch of other cheaper earbuds before I finally decided to simply pay the extra amount for these XM4's. I don't even miss the cash. It was money well spent! The noise cancellation option is AMAZING!!!
Date published: 2021-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anvil from What do you want to hear? Your Choice! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I've been using these excellent earphones for a couple of weeks now and I'm really impressed. The sound quality is very, very good and the compact size of the phones and charging case is unbelievable considering what they can do. I did however find the trade off for me is that I find the phones a little difficult to release from the case - but I am getting more efficient. The app is good, in particular for the fitting the earbuds both for comfort and a good seal. You may think you have made the right choice of earbud only for the app to correct you. My wife has never taken to using earphones because she has never found any that are comfortable and feel as though they are secure in her ear. She has tried these and the ear fitting shape and the consistency of the earbud tips has prompted her to add a 1000XM4 to her Christmas list. Because I need to listen to the tv at a higher volume level than my wife I have paired the earphones with my tv. The problem is solved and we can both now hear those very quietly spoken dialogues in comfort. I am a passionate competition photographer and spend many hours editing images and video in our office. Of course the room has a constant buzz of hard drives and fans and I am quite aware of possibly developing Tinnitus. I now wear the Sony earphones on a daily basis simply for the noise cancelling. They work beautifully and the simple tap settings for switching to ambient sound when anyone comes into the room, answering calls and occasionally listening to quiet music whilst I work are very welcome. Of course these earphones have so much more to offer and I will be getting to know more over the coming weeks. They look cool, perform very well and are a quality addition to my daily life. When it comes to listening to what you choose to hear and shutting out the sounds you don't want then these are excellent. I really like them
Date published: 2021-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by jamestux from These ear buds have won me over [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I've always been pretty unsure about truly wireless earbuds. I have had lots of IEMs over the years and they've always found a way to work themselves loose over time so I couldn't imagine them staying very secure - or sounding that great being such a small package. However these have won me over. Pairing is a breeze and there's lots of info that's in the right place at the right time with Android. The units are very small and even the charger is small enough to lose in a bag pocket. Despite the size they sound great and have a surprisingly deep and full bass sound. The noise cancelling works well. The highest compliment I can pay is that since these arrived I've only put my full sized noise cancelling headphones on once!
Date published: 2021-09-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by Xlear from Some small software bugs but otherwise top Sometimes headphones lose the connection. The noise cancelling is the best I have ever seen. Sound is very good
Date published: 2021-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nazdaq from Unbelievable! Prior to the Sony XM4's I bought the new Samsung Buds Pro and before these, I had the Samsung Buds Live. The Samsungs are nothing compared to Sony's in terms of fit, sound quality, noise cancelling, and features. I was pleasantly surprised on a flight back to London from Portugal I couldn't hear the plane! The XM4's do a fabulous job of noise cancelling. The sound quality is also brilliant with a good range overall. These are definitely the best headphones I have bought in a while.
Date published: 2021-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sipeg from Excellent Recently purchased after reading reviews, theses headphones are outstanding!
Date published: 2021-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by dovydas from Better, smaller, greener! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Firstly what catches the eye is the packaging in which the earbuds arrive. It is made from recyclable paper – well done, Sony! The WF-1000XM4 is newly redesigned, making them smaller, lighter, and, in my opinion, prettier than the predecessor WF-1000XM3. On the outside of earbuds are touch-sensitive buttons that work very well and control the earbuds very smoothly. The final touch on the build quality of the buds – IPX4 water resistance, which is plenty to daily use for most people. It is enough about the design and controls because the main attraction and the true gem of these earbuds are audio performance and noise cancellation. In one word – outstanding! The sound quality is excellent: punchy but balanced; perfect clarity and great dynamics! But the most significant feature is the active noise cancellation (ANC). When it kicks in, you feel like you are on your own. It shuts the outside world so well that it makes you ow! One more important area of daily use – battery life. I think it is pretty fair—the total of 24 hours (8 from the earbuds and a further 16 from the charging case). In my opinion – Sony WF-1000XM4 is the best all-around true wireless earbuds on the market right now!
Date published: 2021-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Andy68 from This is what in-ear headphones should be [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The WF-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones arrived in very well made, compact, and fully recyclable packaging, which was nice to see. Inside the packaging is the compact storage and charging case with the headhpones themselves within. First impressions are of a very good quality and strudy design in both the case and the headphones themselves. Applying pressure to any part results in no flex or movement at all. The headphones are retained in the case magnetically which keeps them from rattling around and keeps them in good contact with the charging pins. Once again, the design and execution oozes quality. The headphones come with 3 sizes of buds. I had to use the smallest and even the the fit was a bit neat but I have very narrow ear canals and I can rarely use in-ear type headphones so I suspect that there will be fine for everyone else with non-freaky ears. There is a dedicated App to allow you to customise the behavious of these headphones but I didnt use it much. Just pair with bluetooth and away you go. First impressions of the sound quality blew me away. I really didnt expect such quality from bluetooth wireless headphones. I have some pretty expensive over ear headphones and so set my expectations modestly. However, there is a stricking delicate, open and airy nature to the treble. Every detail rendered clearly without ever a tendancy to harshness. The bass was smooth, rich and deep. Completely beleiveable and with no tendancy to overblown nightclub like lows. If that's your thing, you may be able to adjust the response, but it's certainly not mine. The imaging was stable defined. This was a revelation for me, as I assumed that the latency on the wireless links would pretty much destroy the stereo image, but I was completely wrong. Yes, of course the headphones show the inevitable 'in-head' localisation which is unavoidable with in-ear headphones but it doesnt distract. Vocals were natural and engaging and each thread of the music was easy to follow. I listened to many of my favourite tracks and these headphones made me fall in love with them again. I'm not 100% convinced I can comment much on the noise cancelling for 2 reasons... 1) I was really only using them in a quiet location, and 2) I think the tight fit provided good sound isolation anyway. So, in summary, these headphones exceeded expectation in every way. I really don't think Sony have put a foot wrong with the WF-1000XM4. Top end design, top end sound.
Date published: 2021-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Turee from Best TWS ever! Peningkatan yang cukup significant dari WF-1000XM3 ke WF-1000XM4, khususnya di kualitas suara dan design yang lebih ringkas. Good Job Sony
Date published: 2021-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fulkingmarc1 from Wow, just wow!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] If somebody is reading this review to you and you can’t hear a thing they’re saying, then you’re probably wearing the Sony WF-1000XM4 ear buds with their noise cancelling function switched on. If you’re reading it to yourself out loud, however, that’s fine as they’ll detect the fact that you are talking and stop the music so that you can hear yourself speak……yes, they really do do that! These incredible ear buds from Sony feature the latest noise cancelling technology which you need to hear, or not, to believe! With the noise cancelling function on, I genuinely thought that my wife was simply mouthing words to me as a little joke……..word of warning……she wasn’t!!!! They exude class from the moment you open up the fully recyclable box until you position them comfortably in your ears. They sound phenomenal, look great and most of the time you don’t even notice that you’re wearing them. They’re not cheap, but you do get an awful lot of functionality and quality for your money. Added extras such as wireless charging and 24 hours battery life (8 hours for the buds themselves and an extra 16 hours “in” the case), I would consider luxuries, but ones that help to make living with the Sony WF-1000XM4’s even more pleasurable and easy. The worst thing about them, if you consider it a negative, is the name….Sony WF-1000XM4” is quite a mouthful. Personally, “Sony Buddies” or “budd1es,” if you’re trendy, would roll off the tongue much better, in my opinion. To sum up, the sound quality, which is the main point of getting ear buds in the first place, is first rate and customisable via the impressive app, so that you can easily get the sound you’re after. The pausing of the music when you speak, negating the need to “tap” anything, or remove them from your ears, works perfectly and is probably my favourite function. These “buddies” will be taking up residence either side of my head for significant periods of my leisure time……thank you Sony for producing such an outstanding product.
Date published: 2021-09-19