Sony WH-1000XM4 on sale: are the headphones worth it?

Sony WH-1000XM4 at a glance

The Sony WH-1000XM4 held first place in the CHIP leaderboard (Bluetooth headphones) for a long time. However, with the successor model, the WH-1000XM5, Sony pushed itself off the throne – albeit just barely. Especially when it comes to noise canceling, Sony has improved the XM5 again, although the XM4 also do a very good job here. Wind noise is even more annoying on the new model than on the XM4. In terms of sound quality, it's hard to say which of the two models performs better. In the test, we like the sound of the XM4 a little better because it comes along a little more lively. The XM5 looks a bit more velvety here.
The Sony WH-1000XM4 are by no means obsolete and are even slightly superior to the successor model in one or the other detail. In addition, the headphones are significantly cheaper than the current test winner.

Our conclusion at the time of testing:

"Great sound, excellent noise canceling, high wearing comfort: Sony's new ANC headband headphones WH-1000XM4 convinced us in the test with a great performance. Compared to the predecessor, Sony has improved the sound a bit and added some practical new features. The noise canceling is something else more effective than the predecessor, which was already very strong, and the battery life is also on a very good level.For a high introductory price of 380 euros, Sony leaves little to be desired.At most, some hi-fi fans might miss the aptX audio codec on the feature list. "

The Sony WH-1000XM4 in a quick overview

Sound quality: very good (1.3) Mobility: very good (1.5) Comfort/equipment: very good (1.2) Running time with ANC: approx. 30 hours
The Sony WH-1000XM4 are among the best Bluetooth headphones with active noise cancellation, because both the sound and the ANC function are top notch. The battery life is also good.
Attention: at this price only exclusively for Amazon Prime customers

229 euros

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The Sony WH-1000XM4 in price comparison

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If you are not sure whether the headphones are the right device for you, we also offer you an easy-to-use advisor (see below) that will show you suitable Bluetooth headphones with ANC based on a few questions.
Below you will also find an excerpt of the best list of Bluetooth headphones (with ANC) – so you can compare the Sony device with models from other manufacturers at a glance.

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