Sony’s noise-canceling WF-1000XM4 lauded as best earbuds you can buy

By The Verge on 85

These earbuds can’t match all the bells and whistles of Apple’s AirPods Pro, and the lack of multipoint continues to sting. But they’re in a class of their own where it counts most: noise cancellation and sound quality. You’ll be paying quite a premium to get the best of that criteria, but if you’re the sort of person who will appreciate the top-notch performance, the 1000XM4s are a worthwhile investment.

By Pocket-Lint on 100

Sony has done it again, with a generational replacement truly worth the upgrade. The WF-1000XM4 true wireless headphones have all the bells and whistles and then some, coupling great sound performance with class-leading active noise-cancelling and a much smaller form factor to before.

By PCMag on 90

Sony’s true wireless WF-1000XM4 earphones pair excellent audio performance with class-leading active noise cancellation.

By ZDNet on 96

They are not inexpensive, but the amazing audio performance, crystal-clear calling support, useful technologies, very long battery life, and more make the Sony WF-1000XM4 an extremely compelling earbud solution and I highly recommend them.

By cnet on 88

No earbuds are perfect, of course, and not everybody will love the fit of the Sony WF-1000XM4 buds or be able to afford their high price. But if you’re looking for great-sounding earbuds with great noise canceling, solid voice-calling capabilities and good battery life, these buds check all the boxes.

By Engadget on 86

These are almost the complete package, if only the new ear tips offered a better fit. Even the best of the three pairs included in the box never felt truly comfortable. I only found relief when I grabbed the silicone tips from the M3 instead, and most people won’t have access to those. It seems so simple, but if you mess it up, a basic thing like ear tips can nearly ruin otherwise stellar earbuds.

By What Hi Fi? on 100

You won’t find many true wireless earbuds that come close to matching the all-round brilliance of the Sony WF-1000XM4.

By SoundGuys on 82

If you want the best true wireless earphones, the Sony WF-1000XM4 have to be in the discussion amongst the most popular models. It has its foibles, but it’s probably the most mature stab at the true wireless design that includes ANC. Still, the price is tough to surmount.

By TechRadar on 100

Sony is largely responsible for the rude health of the active noise-cancelling true wireless in-ear headphones market, and with the WF-1000XM4, the company has combined performance, ergonomics, and build quality more effectively than ever before. They’re not perfect, but as an overall package they’re hard to beat.

By L&B Tech Reviews on 85

With the WF-1000XM4, Sony has improved everything its predecessor was bad or mediocre. They can now withstand harsh weather and wind with IPX4 waterproofing, and the Bluetooth connection is impressively stable. The plugs and case are smaller than before, and everything is just prosperity.

By DigitalTrends on 90

With an all-new design and tons of improvements, they’re very hard to beat.

By Gizmodo on

If noise cancellation is of the utmost importance to you, the WF-1000XM4s might be a bit bulky, but with a pair of hefty microphones on each bud (facing forward and back), they prove Sony has once again raised the bar when it comes to silencing the world around you.

By Reviewed on

While there are still some firmware updates I’d like to see to improve usability, Sony’s new WF-1000XM4 bring the heat. If you want top-level noise canceling with sound quality to match, they’re a great pick.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: