Sony WF-1000XM4 review

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

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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

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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".

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I can see you ear wax in one of the earbuds

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

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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.

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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.

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

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Javier, 09 Jun 2021I have a pair of Xiaomi Redmi AirDots, certainly not perfec... moreThere are many expensive headphones and earphones that are worth every penny. And each one is unique. They look different and sound different. If you want to enjoy your music and escape boredom you need several ones. I have 4 of them.

Javier, 09 Jun 2021I have a pair of Xiaomi Redmi AirDots, certainly not perfec... moreHave you tried using a high end earbuds or headphone?

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Javier, 09 Jun 2021I have a pair of Xiaomi Redmi AirDots, certainly not perfec... more"great sound quality" ;-)

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SuuperBaka, 09 Jun 2021They didn't advertise properly. There were a lot of ma... moreThose devices aren't trash, they are the best in those segments.

Anonymous, 09 Jun 2021Plenty of other brands established themselves without that ... moreThey didn't advertise properly. There were a lot of management decisions that ended in failure which was also part of my point. HTC and LG made bad management decisions just like Sony, but Sony turned themselves around since the Xperia 1 and now they're doing better.

Samsung can't really compete when the market is flooded with so much trash from Chinese manufacturers in the mid-range section. When you flood the market, there is nothing that can be done.