Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones - Black

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones - Black
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With these sleek Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones, you can now sit back and enjoy crystal clear music with fewer distractions. It flaunts a 40mm driver unit, a QN1 HD noise cancelling processor, and Bluetooth Audio SoC (System on Chip) to give you an immersive listening experience. Additionally, it integrates adaptive sound control and dual noise-sensor technology, allowing you to control what you want to hear.

Key Features

  • Premium Sound: Sony WH-1000XM4 boasts a competitive 40mm HD hybrid driver unit, 360 reality audio, and Hi-Res Audio wireless function, allowing you to experience low distortion and exceptional sound quality. Additionally, you can activate the DSEE Extreme to experience real-time audio upscaling based on the type of music or instrument you have in play.
  • Immersive Listening Experience: Thanks to its adaptive sound control, you can now seamlessly switch between listening to music or talking in conversations. Sony WH-1000XM4 can also detect and filter ambient sounds such as voices and public transport announcements, allowing you to be present wherever you are.
  • Speak to Chat: With its speak-to-chat function, you can converse even while you’re in the middle of doing tasks. Once it recognises your voice, it pauses your music and resumes it once your chat is over.
  • Tune In and Out: Have full control over what you hear thanks to this headphone’s dual noise sensor technology, QN1 HD noise cancelling processor, and Bluetooth Audio SoC (System on Chip). Additionally, it incorporates two technologies—Personal Noise Cancelling Optimiser and Atmospheric Pressure Optimising, allowing you to select the applicable noise cancellation feature that works best in your current location.
  • Be Heard Loud and Clear: It has two microphones located on each earcup, enabling you to be heard clearly during calls.
  • Wireless Construction: Enjoy a wireless and portable music experience using Sony WH-1000XM4. Thanks to its conventional Bluetooth audio and LDAC, you can now indulge in your favourite songs cord-free. You can also opt for a wired music experience as these Sony headphones come with a detachable 1.2-metre cable.
  • Accessible Controls: You can quickly switch tracks, adjust the volume, or make a call by tapping or swiping its on-ear controls. It also comes with a Precise Voice Pickup Technology, allowing you to utilise its hands-free commands and voice assistant features seamlessly.
  • Smart Playback: Thanks to its proximity sensor and two acceleration sensors, these headphones can detect whether you’re wearing them or not. It pauses and resumes your music once you’ve slipped your headphones back, allowing it to conserve its battery power when not in use.
  • Unlock More Features: With Sony Headphones Connect App, you can now adjust its volume, customise its equaliser, or activate DSEE Extreme on your compatible device.
  • Comfortable Listening: For a comfortable and snug fit, it equips super-soft pressure-relieving earpads made from foamed urethane to distribute pressure and weight evenly. It also comes with a foldable swivel structure, allowing you to safely stow it away after every use.
  • Long-lasting Battery: Enjoy longer music sessions as this WH-1000XM4 delivers up to 30 hours of battery life on a single charge. It also comes with quick charging capabilities, enabling you to have an extra 5 hours of battery life on a single 10-minute charge.
  • Seamless Connections: Thanks to its Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, you can now pair up to two devices simultaneously. It can also be partnered with the Google Fast Pair and Find My Device app to help you track and locate your devices when needed. 
All Product Details
Brand Sony
Product Type Over-Ear Headphones
Model Number WH-1000XM4B
Headphone Features
Noise Cancelling Yes
Noise Cancelling Type Adaptive
On-Ear Controls Yes
Voice Control Yes
Driver Type Closed, Dynamic
Driver Size 40 mm
Sensitivity/Sound Pressure Level 105dB / mW (1kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned on) , 101dB / mW (1kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned off)
Headphone Frequency Response 4Hz-40,000Hz
Foldable Yes
Headphone Battery Features
Headset Battery Type Lithium Ion (Li-ion)
Headset Charge Time Approx. 3 Hours (Full charge)
Quick Charging Time 10 mins for 5 hours Battery
Battery Life/ Playtime with Full-charge Up to 30 hours
Charging Method USB Type-C
Audio Features
Built-In Microphones Yes
Number of Microphones 1
Microphone Frequency Response 7Hz-25hz
Audio Connector to Source USB-C
Adapter Included Yes
Adapter Type Plug Adaptor for In-flight Use
Connectivity Features
Wired / Wireless Wireless
Connectivity Type Bluetooth
Bluetooth Range 10m
Bluetooth Version v5.0
Maximum Paired Devices 2
App Enabled Yes
Google Assistant Compatible Yes
Virtual Assistant Support Siri
Cable Length 1.2 m
Cable Detachable Yes
Product Width 4.5 cm
Product Depth 20.0 cm
Product Height 18.5 cm
Manufacturers 12 Months

Expert Reviews

Customer Reviews

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones - Black is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 1023.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic headphones great sound [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Have been using these headphones for two weeks now I have had quite a few different types of head phones over the years but these Sony noise canceling headphones are quite simply the best headphones I have ever used Sony app is fantastic and easy to use lots of great features. The lovely tones and the bass sound is brilliant the best headphones I have ever used the design is stunning so comfortable to wear no Bluetooth drop off while using them. Headphones com3 in a great carry case charge lead and airplane adapter. The 360 reality sound is brilliant changes the sound complete for the better.
Date published: 2020-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome but one thing... Sound better than all headphones I’ve tested personally as I work in the music industry. Main fault I would give is that these don’t work the best with DAW’s as they are very sensitive so connect and disconnect whenever I’ve used certain hardware they turn off themselves after a while (while making edits to a mix!) it would be good to get a jack adapter for the headphones and when I use any other one they keep disconnecting randomly. Another is the sound sensitivity to your voice I understand the feature for talking can be turned off but it is extremely sensitive whenever you sing along or make a sound they turn right down.
Date published: 2020-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great audio quality, no mute button for microphone I am a long time fan of Sony and I bought these headphones given the universal high praise. The build quality is superb, the audio quality is pure joy when listening to music/podcasts etc. Works well also for gaming. Battery life and charging are great and the noise cancelling is impressive. The double connection via bluetooth is handy when having 2 devices which you need at the same time. However, for work related tasks these headphones are quite poor. Limited compatibility with Microsoft Teams and worst of all, no command to mute the microphone during the call unless you are in front of the phone/laptop. This should be fixed via an update.
Date published: 2021-03-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Amazing sound let down by the mic With constant teams meetings my wired headphones were starting to get annoying. After reviewing what I thought was every review I could find, these seemed to tick all the boxes. Great start unboxed them and bowled over by the sound. Teams call colleagues couldn't hear me so thought I just hadn't got something set up correctly. Started to search for mic issues and raised a support case. Have been advised by support that these are recommended for phones and not pc calls. Do I hold on and hope some firmware sorts it or throw in the towel and go for Bose ones that work with Teams? So if you want great sound and don't do pc calls then these are amazing, if you do then think twice.
Date published: 2020-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple choice! I had to switch from an older model of similar Sony headphones due to micro usb connector (please someone, forbid this useless interface) which started to loosen and stopped charging. The headphones were used for several hours daily for almost 4 years without any problems, so choosing the Sony XM4 with USB-C was easy. Noice Canceling and sound quality are, if possible, better than the two previous models. The ability to connect two devices at the same time also contributed to the choice of XM4, but it unfortunately works poorly with the iPhone 12 mini, Macbook Air M1 and Spotify, which is not a very unusual combo. I guess the fault is not Sony's.
Date published: 2022-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I’m literally so impressed So due to covid I am having to continue studying (mature student) for my masters degree at home rather than in an architectural studio... my house is noisy and being stressed I tune into all sorts of noises which impact my work and creativity, these headphones are brilliant, I love the speak to chat function although sometimes singing can be problematic as it turns what you are listening off... but They are easy to set up and sync with other devices and generally use, not to mention give you a really immersive sound experience. They have saved my work and I’m so impressed with the noise cancelling, well worth the rather pricy plunge.
Date published: 2021-04-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great with one important caveat I would give these five stars as these are great headphones: fantastic, clear, resonant sound, and the noise cancelling is as good as anyone could hope for. There is one significant caveat: Around once a day, the bluetooth connection with my iPhone suddenly drops. I'm connected on the Sony app, I've downloaded the very latest software, and trawled through every fix I can find. I'm slightly at a loss as to what to do, so I usually just turn them off and back on. I'm sticking with them for now because everything else about these headphones is so great, in the hopes that some future update will resolve the problem -- but Sony, if you're listening, this is a major barrier to enjoying a great product.
Date published: 2021-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sensational Sound - Listen In Comfort [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] From the moment you put these headphones on you relaise how comfortable they are! Using the headphone App helps to configure the headphones for hi fi sound using TIDAL. A very dynamic sound performance. From a band to an orchestra the music plays so sweetly in your head. Connectivity is excellent via Bluetooth; quality sound from my iPod or iPad or IMac with streamed music. The comfort is so good that I am able to wear them for as long as I want. But overall it is the sound quality from them that makes them so good. I have other SONY headphones but the lates take the prize for being first rate. I love them.
Date published: 2020-09-18
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