Sony WF-1000XM4 review

08 June 2021
The best earbuds for music or noise cancelling we've tested.

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Actually I demoed wf-1000xm4 definitely the best quality truely wireless earphones, shame it's too expensive, as I have a dedicated dap and iems, I won't buy it until the price goes down, maybe next year when the Model is released

Well good article

  • Anonymous

Should have read this review before buying. These things are definitely too big for my ears and cause pain rather quickly

Just got my XM4. So far so good. Choose them in "silver" and didn't regret at all. The fit is nice and the comply-like foam is nice but I wonder about longevity. I miss the edge tap feature from Buds+ and Buds Pro. The ANC seems better on XM4 but I'll see in a few days. The sound is from scratch not better, but when manually adjusted in the EQ it's way better.

  • JAM

apt x is far lesser in speed and quality than ldac
all android smartphones support ldac in developer mode
so there is no need of apt x hd

theStick, 10 Jun 2021And no AptX adaptive either. Double sad, but regardless, lo... moreAptX isn't such a loss I think, specially with LDAC available widely on Android now :)

Aa, 09 Jun 2021And again no multipoint? Sad.Yeah, kinda pissed about this, specially after WH XM4 that got (FINALLY!) them!

Hope they sound good though. Delivery tomorrow :D

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 10 Jun 2021You don't have to because earphones and headphones (th... moreVery true. Just use it carefully. And don't drop it.

  • Anonymous

Shubh, 10 Jun 2021I have tha M3 earbuds. Is it worth upgrading it to m4 earbuds??? You don't have to because earphones and headphones (the wired one at least) have a longer life-cycle compared to other electronics like phone or PC. A 10 years old headphones can still work just fine and sounds good depending on how you treat it.

  • Anonymous

Javier, 09 Jun 2021I have a pair of Xiaomi Redmi AirDots, certainly not perfec... moreNot really; some people want better sound quality, I'm one of them for me listening to music in low quality is pure suffering. Their is a difference just that some notice it more than others. If your listening to music in lower quality cheaper earbuds are the way to go

  • Anonymous

Javier, 09 Jun 2021I have a pair of Xiaomi Redmi AirDots, certainly not perfec... moreI don't have airdots as well but you absolutely can't compare them with higher quality earpods.

  • Shubh

I have tha M3 earbuds. Is it worth upgrading it to m4 earbuds???

Markuss, 10 Jun 2021audiophile is laughing at this so-called wireless buds.If you think audiophile only listen to music when at home in a soundproof calibrated room, well I can assure you they are like normal people and go out sometimes and appreciate listening to music in a crowded space under the heat of summer where over-ear headphone are just hell or just need a discrete solution.
So if after trying them with your "audiophile skills" your find they have a bad audio rendering, please provide the reference of another pair of wireless bud (to fit the use they aim for) you tested that does better, we would gladly be interested.

If you just tried to be a troll, please at least try to be a good one and do a sentence that make sense: they ARE wireless bud by definition (you know, buds that are not connected via a cable to the audio source), so it's not "so-called".

  • B T

I can see you ear wax in one of the earbuds

  • 786

SuuperBaka, 09 Jun 2021They didn't advertise properly. There were a lot of ma... moreTrue

  • theStick

Aa, 09 Jun 2021And again no multipoint? Sad.And no AptX adaptive either. Double sad, but regardless, looking forward to testing them myself

  • Wat a load of BS

never seen such ugly earbuds. i'd rather wait for Bose to launch their next gen earbuds.

audiophile is laughing at this so-called wireless buds.

  • Anonymous

Are these any better than the previous once or are they still no replacement for decent wired headphones? Sony WF-1000XM3 had issues with lows and highs, they were cut off for certain genres. Not very pleasant.

  • Anonymous

Javier, 09 Jun 2021I have a pair of Xiaomi Redmi AirDots, certainly not perfec... moreSo?