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Sony WF-1000XM4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Sony WF-1000XM4. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and portability. The comfort and noise isolation are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the price and soundstage.

sound, noise isolation, comfort, portability, usability

size, soundstage, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony WF-1000XM4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Simon Cohen (

Sony WF-1000XM4 review: Almost perfect wireless earbuds


The Sony WF-1000XM4 noise-canceling earbuds are a significant improvement over the WF-1000XM3, with a smaller shape, better ANC, and tons of features.

Great sound quality ; Good battery life ; Great noise cancellation ; LDAC Bluetooth codec ; Wireless charging

May not fit small ears ; Slightly lacking in high-end detail

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

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Simon Lucas (

Sony WF-1000XM4 review: Sony’s best wireless earbuds yet


The Sony WF-1000XM4 just might be the ultimate true wireless earbuds package

Coherent, expressive and engagingly musical sound ; Exemplary control app ; Splendid call quality

Battery life could be better ; Noise-cancelling not quite the best out there

The Sony WF-1000XM4 are profoundly impressive across the board, and are arguably the best true wireless earbuds you can buy. Some rivals may outperform them in certain areas, but the all-round package is very hard to beat.

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Simon Lucas (

Sony WF-1000XM4 Wireless Earbuds review


The Sony WF-1000XM4 swipe the title of the best true wireless earbuds you can buy today from their predecessors.

Rapid, full-bodied and eloquent sound Impeccable ergonomics and some truly useful features Impressive call quality

Unremarkable battery life ‘B+’ noise-cancelling Can take a few moments to position comfortably

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....

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Tim Gideon Tim Gideon Will Greenwald Will Greenwal (

Sony WF-1000XM4 Review


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


Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Rik Henderson (

Sony WF-1000XM4 review: Class-leading noise-cancelling wireless earbuds, 'nuff said


Sony has done it again. It's taken an already excellent pair of noise-cancelling 'buds and improved almost every aspect, resulting in a class-leader.

Great audio performance ; Superb adaptive noise-cancelling (ANC) tech ; Comfortable for long periods of wear ; Hi-Res Audio Wireless and LDAC support ; Qi wireless charging on case

No support for Qualcomm aptX ; Still reasonably large in the ear ; Battery life in the case is a bit less than some competitors

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...

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Jake Thauvette (

Sony WF-1000XM4 Truly Wireless Review


The Sony WF-1000XM4 Truly Wireless are the next generation of the Sony WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless. With this update, Sony has improved their active noise cancelli...

IPX4 rating for water resistance. ANC has great noise isolation performance. Graphic EQ and presets. Comfortable, stable, and breathable fit.

Disappointing recording quality. Touch controls can be very sensitive. Bad passive soundstage performance. No multi-device pairing.

The Sony WF-1000XM4 are fair for neutral sound. Out-of-the-box, these headphones have a warm, smooth sound profile, which ensures that vocals and lead instruments sound clear but dark. Luckily, if you prefer a more neutral sound, their companion app...

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Andy White (

Sony WF-1000XM4 review: All-round audio excellence


The Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds are the complete package, offering first-rate sound quality, effective ANC and numerous useful features

Excellent audio quality ; Smart, effective noise cancellation ; Useful quality-of-life features

No multipoint pairing ; Fit can be a bit fiddly

The Sony WF-1000XM4 don’t dethrone the Bose QC Earbuds as the most effective noise cancellers around, nor do they quite match the B&W PI7 for sound quality. But they deliver brilliantly in both of those areas and can't be beaten as an all-round package.

Jul, 2021

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Sony WF-1000XM4 review


Sony tightens its grip on the true wireless crown

Articulate, convincing sound ; Great call quality ; Ergonomically impeccable

Battery life is just about acceptable ; Noise-cancellation can be bettered

By doing pretty much everything really well, the WF-1000XM4 continue Sony’s long and proud tradition of building the best true wireless in-ear headphones you can buy

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Alex Bracetti (

Sony WF-1000XM4 review


The Sony WF-1000XM4 is the wireless earbuds upgrade we've anticipated, with better aesthetics, sound, noise cancellation and battery life.

Exceptional, full-bodied sound ; Gorgeous redesign ; Strong noise cancellation ; Great battery life ; Endless number of personalized features ; Responsive smart controls

Call quality still underperforms ; Unstable fit ; No multipoint technology or NFC

But let’s be honest: You’re likely considering the WF-1000XM4 for its audio and noise-cancelling performance over its use as a calling headset. In which case, yes, Sony’s newest set of flagship buds is an excellent choice and a prime alternative to...

Jun, 2021

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Sony Has Done It Again: Weirdly Big Earbuds With Incredible ANC


The sound is so good you won't hear people laughing about their size.

Jun, 2021

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