Sony WH-1000XM4 (Midnight Blue)

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Sony WH-1000XM4 (Midnight Blue)

Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Over Ear Headphones optimised for Alexa and Google Assistant

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”Sony’s premium wireless headphones deliver a sonic masterclass.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2021 Product of the Year.

The best made better – industry-leading noise cancellation with the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones

Regarded as one of the best in the business, Sony’s noise cancellation system keeps you isolated from noise and in touch with your music. Whether you’re working in a busy office, traveling or just enjoying music in a public space, these Sony noise cancelling headphones provide the best in long-term noise isolation – meaning you hear more of your music and less of the outside world.

Adaptive Sound Control
Using the powerful QN1 processor, the WH-1000XM4 headphones now feature Adaptive Sound Control. This intelligently adjusts the ambient sound settings by detecting your frequent locations and activities, and adjusting the sound to suit. Use the Sony Headphones Connect app and get even more control over your sound.

Premium quality, wireless sound
With LDAC wireless audio system, these Sony Bluetooth headphones are able to receive around three times more detail than ordinary Bluetooth headphones. With an improved frequency response, you’ll hear more of the music, with the quietest details easy to hear. As a further bonus, the WH-1000XM4s now feature Bluetooth Version 5.0 – giving less compression and a more dynamic sound.

Unique, DSEE Extreme technology and LCP drivers
DSEE Extreme upsamples compressed music files, giving them a fuller, richer sound. This means that even your oldest recordings sound their very best. Using 40mm drivers with LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer) diaphragms, these Sony headphones are quick to react to every detail in the music – whatever the genre.

Smart features to make life easier
Multiple smart technologies make listening and calling easier than ever. Speak-to-Chat automatically pauses the music when you start a conversion – such as ordering a coffee – so you don’t have to remove your headphones. Once you do remove them, though, Wearing Detector pauses the music or powers the headphones off – depending upon how long they’re left.

Superior call quality
With five built-in microphones and advanced signal processing, Precise Voice Pickup Technology means your caller gets to hear you clearly. Even when you’re at a busy office, station or terminal, the call quality is crystal-clear.

Voice assistant and touch sensitive pad for effortless communication
Compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri, you don’t need to touch your phone to make a call, change the music or seek information. Simply press and hold the noise cancelling button and ask your PA to help. The Touch Sensor control pad also accesses a wide range of other features, such as Quick Attention for an immediate drop in volume – ideal if you need to cross the road.

Multi-point connection – connect to two Bluetooth devices simultaneously
This handy feature lets you seamlessly stay in touch with two devices. You might, for example, connect to your smartphone and a HiRes music portable. As a call comes in, the headphones are smart enough to know which device needs connecting and switches to the phone automatically. At other times, you can switch between two devices at the touch of a button.

Quick to charge and 30 hours battery life
Use the optional AC adaptor and just 10 minutes of charging is enough for 5 hours playback – perfect for when you’re in a hurry. Once fully charged up (in around 3 hours), these headphones give up to 30 hours of playback – easily enough for a week’s worth of commuting. Switch off Noise Cancellation and this increases to an even more impressive 38 hours.

Designed for the longest journeys - light and comfortable
At just 254 grammes, the WH-1000XM4 headphones are amongst the lightest in their class. Combine this with the thick padding and over ear design and you have headphones that go the distance – in comfort.

Made for music on the move
Supplied with a premium travel case, the foldable WH-1000XM4 headphones make the perfect travel partner. An in-flight adapter plug is also supplied – letting you make the most of the noise cancellation ability and enjoy your music with far less disturbance.

Enhance every journey, with the Sony WH-1000XM4.
Overview
Cable Length
1.2m
Type
Bluetooth, Wireless, Closed Back, Over Ear, Noise Cancelling
Plug size
3.5mm
Smart Features
Smartphone control
Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Yes
NFC
Yes
Audio
Sensitivity
105/101dB cancellation on/off (with cable attached)
Features
Closed back
Yes
Over Ear
Yes
Energy Consumption
Battery Life
Up to 30 hours (38 hours with NC off)
Weight
Weight (KG)
254g
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best product Use them everywhere and the battery last forever so comfy
Date published: 2022-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Similar to the XM3 I bought these to use alongside my older XM3 headphones, which are still excellent. I was a bit underwhelmed by the XM4, I find the sound very similar to the XM3 and possibly not quite as comfortable. The ear cups seem slightly smaller, so it’s almost like they don’t cover my full ear. The noise cancelling is excellent, no different really to the XM3. There are a couple of new features such as removing headphones and it will automatically pause what you’re listening to, and another feature that detects what your doing and adjusts the noise cancelling. This feature I really can’t get along with and I’ve turned it off. So all in all these are still really good headphones with awesome noise cancelling, but I wouldn’t throw away my XM3’s to upgrade to these.
Date published: 2022-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb sound. I love these headphones. I have had them a while and only have a couple of small niggles with them . One being that they were awful with my Samsung Tab A 10.1. the Bluetooth would not allow a stable connection. A new Tablet has cured that one. The other small thing that would be useful is a balance control, as my left ear is down on my right ear and I have to use a separate mixer app to adjust for it. However overall they are wonderful, by far and away the best headphones that I have owned.
Date published: 2022-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing sound, brilliantly thought out features! i was so excited to have them be delivered and i knee they were gonna be good, but absolutely blew me away with how comfortable and amzing they sound, all the touch features are super convenient and cool.
Date published: 2022-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Use I cannot believe how effective these headphones are at noise cancellation and the headphones are really comfortable on the ears.
Date published: 2022-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really noise cancelling! Love the noise cancelling, great quality of sound and speak-on feature to support wearing the headphones why they speaking with other people
Date published: 2022-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Sound Reproduction Early days but I don't think I will miss my Boss headphones
Date published: 2022-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from World class noise cancelling I'm a gardener by trade and being able to hear the music clearly while using noisy machinery all day is testament to how good these headphones are.
Date published: 2022-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Headphones Excellent product and highly recommended and would buy Sony products again
Date published: 2022-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent headphones I checked out a number of different wireless headphones and decided these had the best features including being able to be used in wired mode without being turned on (although you lose eq ability). Well built and comes with an excellent sturdy carry case. I can’t fault anything except usb c charging cable only 20cm. Not really any use but can be cheaply replaced.
Date published: 2022-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chef Kiss Bought these and just highly recommend. Simple to use, easy set up, clear audio amazing noise cancelling. Been through 3 different pairs of headphones from different companies and finally settled on Sony. Cannot fault them.
Date published: 2022-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great headphones Great quality, amazing noise cancelation and long lasting battery.
Date published: 2022-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top quality Excellent value for money and top quality with plenty of features
Date published: 2022-05-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Features & Comfortable I have been using the headphones for a few weeks now and I loved it. The only thing that I dislike is when I get in call with someone or when I open a game on my computer, the audio starts sounding very bad but it stops sounding bad when I leave the call or close the game. I really hope this can get fixed or improved but overall, the headphones are very comfortable, it has an amazing sound quality and it's very useful for traveling.
Date published: 2022-05-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Keeps turning off I bought this 2 weeks ago, when using it keeps turning itself off, very frustrating
Date published: 2022-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Being totally deaf in left ear I route all sound to right ear via mono setting on phone or pc and I am really impressed by the sound quality
Date published: 2022-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best value headphones available at the price I did not want to spend thousands of pounds on new headphones but wanted a pair which would let me appreciate hi-res files at a sensible price. The WH-1000XM4’s fit the bill perfectly. Easy to set up and use they have been a joy to use and offer an enhanced listening experience way above other headphones much more expensive. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2022-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best noise canceling headphones The best headphones for sound quality and noise cancelation and the best build materials in the market I like it more than the M5 because of the compact packaging and the foldablity
Date published: 2022-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Headphones I bought this last year, but have only just started to use this..and boy did I wait too long...the sound is amazing. So clear...it is like travelling with your own party in your ears. I am not a headphone expert but this has to be one of the best if not THE best on the market. I bought this last year and spoke to various tech people and this model always came out on top for sound quality, durability & features.
Date published: 2022-05-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sound excellent, Installation incredibly difficult Though quite experienced in Windows PC, I see no chance to install and run therm on my Windows 11 PC, Internet research shows, other People have the same problem, but no solution. Disappointing. Aeration is not good, you sweat after a while under the phones
Date published: 2022-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Sound quality Best headphones I've owned yet and the noise cancelling is awsome
Date published: 2022-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great ANC but they seem to have a common flaw I originally had a pair of the xm2 but they developed a screaming feedback sound in one ear after the warranty expired. So I upgraded to the xm4 and these did the same but fortunately within warranty so they got replaced for a new pair. They do sound fantastic and for me the noise cancelling is fantastic. Let's see how long this new pair lasts.
Date published: 2022-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in market I bought these for my girlfriend having owned the XM3s and XM4s myself. They're just the best in the market and I've tried a LOT of headphones. I'm almost certainly going to buy the XM5s.
Date published: 2022-05-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great The sound quality is excellent, they're very comfortable, and the noise counselling is fantastic, especially on transport. The included case is also lovely. However, I'd really prefer actual buttons instead of touch controls. Changing the volume using gestures is annoying and slow.
Date published: 2022-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great headphones Got the to replace XM3 - needed the ability to connect to 2 devices. Works like a charm.
Date published: 2022-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing and Beautiful I’ve been using this headset for absolutely everything, from journeys to college to playing games on my pc. On weekdays I spend at least 7 hours daily using this headset and it lasts way past that. The headphones themselves are extremely LIGHT and so SOFT that you barely remember they are on. I have unfortunately dropped them once and they haven’t got a single scratch or haven’t experienced any changes. The noise cancelling is great, I take an bus journey ever day and barely hear anything. The features such as the adaptation to location is great especially if you use them in your school or workplace. Overall an absolutely beautiful headset, definitely worth the price point
Date published: 2022-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A well rounded pair of headphones I bought my headphones 10 days ago and it's been really great so far. The noise cancelling is great and does a phenomenal job of cancelling out low frequency noises. I wore it for an entire evening outside in crowded places and could barely hear any external noise. Obviously it doesn't entirely cancel out the really loud noises like on the London tube but does a phenomenal job of minimizing its effect. The touch panel might take some getting used to initially but once you get past that stage, it's really easy to use. It's really comfortable and so far, it hasn't caused me any physical discomfort despite wearing it for hours. My only complain/issue is that it isn't waterproof and on a hot day outside, you need to be careful if you tend to sweat a lot. I was wondering if I made the right choice considering the XM5's were announced a few days after I made my purchase, but I can comfortably say that I have no regrets. It's foldable as well (which the XM5's aren't) which is a huge plus point for me personally. Overall, it is an amazing pair of ANC headphones with great sound quality and would definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2022-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Headphones These were gifted to me as a 40th Birthday present. I had looked into headphones and these were the ones After long searching I felt were the best. Ok a little more expensive than would have liked however they were all was expecting and more. The sound quality is amazing. It felt like I was listening to songs for the very first time! Battery life is great and they are really comfortable. The app is easy to setup and use. I cannot recommend these enough.
Date published: 2022-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic headphones I bought these after reading the reviews and what a great pair of headphones they are. Fantastic noise cancelling and they have lots of features. The app is very good and let's you set the headphones how you want them
Date published: 2022-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Pleased Great sound and the noise cancelling is really good but the best feature over my existing headphones, which cost more than the Sony ones is how comfortable the Sony headphones are. I managed to get the blue colour but very difficult to find
Date published: 2022-05-12
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