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

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Model: WH1000XM4/B UPC: 027242919419 Item: 3176

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Discover how the WH-1000XM4 headphones blend Sony's most advanced noise cancelling with exceptional sound quality and a range of smart features for an unrivaled listening experience.

Industry-leading noise cancelation

Industry-leading noise cancellation technology means you hear every word, note, and tune with incredible clarity, no matter your environment. These noise cancelling headphones feature additional microphones that assist in isolating sound for a reduction of even more high and mid-frequency sounds.

The technology that makes it happen

Dual noise sensor technology, featuring two microphones on each earcup, captures ambient noise and passes the data to the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1. Using a new algorithm, the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 then applies noise cancelling processing in real-time to a range of acoustic environments. Working together with a new Bluetooth® Audio SoC (System on Chip), it senses and adjusts to music and noise signals, as well as acoustic characteristics between the driver unit and ears, at over 700 times per second.

Optimizing noise cancelling

To maximize noise cancelling performance, the WH-1000XM4 headphones incorporate two technologies: Personal Noise Cancelling Optimizer, designed specifically for you, and Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing, designed specifically for air travel.

Ambient Sound Control

Adjust ambient sound with the Sony | Headphones Connect app to cancel noise while still allowing essential sounds, like overhead announcements, through when you're listening on the move.

Wireless freedom, premium sound

LDAC transmits approximately three times more data (at the maximum transfer rate of 990 kbps) than conventional BLUETOOTH® audio, allowing you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional quality, as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.

Sound you can believe in

A built-in analog amplifier integrated in the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 realizes an unmatched signal-to-noise ratio for low distortion and exceptional sound quality for portable devices. Powerful 1.57" drivers, with Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) diaphragms, make the headphones perfect for handling heavy beats and can reproduce a full range of frequencies up to 40 kHz.

Real-time restoration of all your compressed files

Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence) co-developed with Sony Music Studios Tokyo, DSEE Extreme™ (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales compressed digital music files in real-time. Dynamically recognizing instrumentation, musical genres, and individual elements of each song, such as vocals or interludes, it restores the high-range sound lost in compression for a richer, more complete listening experience.

Smart listening technology to enhance your listening

The WH-1000XM4 headphones use an array of smart technologies to create a seamless, hands-free listening experience. For example, simply start speaking to automatically pause your music in Speak-to-Chat, or enjoy adaptive playback thanks to the proximity sensor and two acceleration sensors that detect whether your headphones are being worn or not.

For everyday convenience, just Speak-to-Chat

As soon as you speak to someone, Speak-to-Chat automatically stops the music and lets in ambient sound so you can conduct a conversation—handy if you want to keep your headphones on, or your hands are full. Based on Precise Voice Pickup Technology, this smart feature uses five microphones built into your headphones and advanced audio signal processing to recognize and react to your voice. And once your chat is over, your music starts playing again automatically.

Adaptive Sound Control automatically adjusts to whatever you do

Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that senses where you are and what you're doing, then adjusts ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience.

Headphones that react to you

Proximity sensor and two acceleration sensors in your headphones can detect whether you're wearing them or not, then adapt playback accordingly to help save battery power.

Wear all day in total comfort

WH-1000XM4 headphones blend sophisticated style with exceptional comfort. Super-soft, pressure-relieving earpads in foamed urethane evenly distribute pressure and increase ear/pad contact for a stable fit. And with a lighter-weight design, you'll barely notice you're wearing them.

All day power and quick charging

With a huge 30 hours of battery life, you'll have enough power even for long trips. And if you need to top up in a hurry, you can get 5 hours' worth of charge after just 10 minutes with the optional AC adapter.

Effortless operation

From controlling your music to accessing your voice assistant or making hands-free calls—with the WH-1000XM4, it couldn't be easier.



  • Color: Black
  • Headphones form factor: Full size
  • Foldable: Yes
  • Connectivity technology: Wireless
  • Wireless technology: Bluetooth
  • Radio frequency range: 2.4 - 2.4835ghz
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 5.0
  • Sound effects: Digital sound enhancement engine extreme (dsee extreme)
  • Diaphragm type: Liquid crystal polymer
  • Active noise canceling: Yes
  • Microphones included: 5
  • Controls: Volume Control, Answer/End, Play/Pause, Skip Track, Voice Activation
  • Intelligent assistant: Google Assistant, Alexa
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 1-Year Warranty

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • Carrying Case
  • Plug Adaptor for In-flight Use
  • Headphone cable (approx. 47 1/4")
  • USB Cable: Type-CTM (approx. 7.87")


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Customer Reviews for Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones

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Rated 5 out of 5
Best headphones!
I bought these for my birthday as an early gift to enhance my studying experience… amazing decision! When spoken to I can cover the right ear muff to be brought back to reality or select the noise cancelling feature to completely zone out and focus!
March 20, 2023
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Rated 1 out of 5
Failed after less than one month
I bought this less than one month ago. Used about five times. No longer able to charge it, so totally useless.
March 19, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
Best headphone ever
I bought this headphone couple of weeks ago and I can surely tell that this headphone is the best headphone ever. The very smooth mat color, user-friendly, awesome sound quality, marvelous design, pure bass and especially the noise-free program work very fast and also it comes with the box which very useful for headphone safety. I would highly recommend for this product
March 19, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent headphones
I had the x3 which i sold recently and had them for years and they were as perfect as the day i bought them. The x4 is just as good.
I never got with the swiping to move tracks or volume etc - i don't think its an efficient way and its easy to stop the music or carry out another function.
I've only had the x4 for a few weeks but as of now really good.
March 19, 2023
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Rated 2 out of 5
Noise cancellation Worked Well, Fragile...
These headphones worked as intended and I feel did a great job cancelling noise and worked great for music and online meetings for work which was my biggest use. However after two months they broke placing them on my head. No, I don't have a big head and I wasn't rough with them. They appear to have a weak spot in them. maybe they fixed this with the newer version. As you can see by the photo I had probably only put them on my head about 30 times.
March 18, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
Best Headphones I've Ever Owned
I've only had these 'phones for a couple of weeks and have listened to classical music and the soundtracks of steamed movies. Incredibly comfortable even when wearing glasses for a couple of hours at a time. My previous AKG units served me well for a number of years and I was very happy with them, so I was not expecting much of an improvement with these Sony units even though the great reviews promised me that they would be better. The reviews were not wrong: I have left the settings as delivered as the sound is so natural with beautiful balance. The ability of the unit to cancel out external sounds is uncanny. Not cheap by any means but worth every penny! I am absolutely delighted with my short acquaintance with these and will experiment with its range of features as time goes by.
March 16, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
Best headphones I've ever owned.
I bought this in January as a treat to myself as my old beats solo was all beat up.
These are the finest headphones I've ever owned. At the age of fifty-four, I've had a considerable amount of headphones in my lifetime. These are outstanding and have flawless sound quality for an aging old soul.
March 15, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
Amazing sound quality
Exceptional in every sense of the word. The weight, the functions, the ease to which you can connect … WOW.
March 12, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
Worth every penny! Outstanding piece of kit
I bought these headphones to use at work where I spray cars in a booth that has a very noisy extraction wall. I have another pair of wired Sony headphones that I bought for air travel several years ago, and these worked well but the wires got in the way and I had to use them at a high volume level to hear my music. After a bit of research into over-the-ear ANC headphones I decided to get these and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I use them all day pretty much and they not only work exceptionally well to remove the drone of the extraction fans, but they are comfortable to wear and battery life is amazing. I listen to radio stations via their apps and music on Spotify and from both sources I'm discovering parts to tracks I've listened to for years but have never heard before, and this in an environment that you have to shout to be heard! Quite simply these are the best audio product I've ever purchased and can't recommend them highly enough. Now I'm looking forward to trying them the next time I fly long haul!
March 11, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent sound quality
Brought as a replacement for award winning Grado headphones that sounded great, but these are on another level. So comfortable to wear over long periods and battery life is very good. The link to the app is good when setting up.
March 8, 2023
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good product
Michelle R on Sep 4, 2022
Found an article online about how good it was
Akin B on Jan 7, 2022
good product
Michelle R on Sep 4, 2022
Top rated headphones with a lot of positive reviews.
M A on May 8, 2022
Found an article online about how good it was
Akin B on Jan 7, 2022
Recommended by friend
Tuyen D on Dec 15, 2021
I had researched reviews for the best over-ear headphones and this Sony model consistently appeared as one of the best in all my searches!
CHRISTINE B on Dec 7, 2021
researched various reviews of the best over-ear headphones and this one came up consistently as one of the best!
CHRISTINE B on Dec 7, 2021
Joel M on Nov 21, 2021
Highly recommended.
Edgar G on Nov 19, 2021
The product looks original from the manufacture. Looking forward to receiving my brand new Sony WH-1000XM4
FRANK A on Nov 11, 2021
Great reviews
Scott C on Jun 21, 2021
We have bought Sony products our whole life and trust this brand, plus it got great reviews!
Maria G on Jun 21, 2021
Online Review
Frederique B on Jun 21, 2021
I've wanted them for quite some time now.
Liz D on Jun 21, 2021
best in the noise cancelling dept
Swaroop G on Jun 21, 2021
These headphones have a functionality allowing them to power off after a certain time of not being on your head. This prevents you leaving it on overnight and killing the battery. Aside from this, there is no better noise cancellation period, and they use LDAC. <br /><br />The LDAC codec makes them significantly better than Bose headphones, though is hard to run. <br /><br />I Also intend to buy a Fiio LDAC Bluetooth Trandmitter for my computer, and these will be the headphones I use for that purpose.
Derek W on May 14, 2021
My Bose QC 35 stopped working. I want to get a replacement.
Feng S on May 4, 2021
I've wanted the best noise-canceling pair of headphones for a while and was waiting for the perfect deal and you guys have provided it to me. Thank you!
Adrian G on May 1, 2021
3% cashback from Rakuten
Susie L on Mar 15, 2021
Construction near by has been very lound and my current Sennheiser 4.50BTNC headphones have a clamping pressure that's too high
Forrest H on Feb 20, 2021
it looks nice
Michelina M on Jan 25, 2021
Gift for my son for Christmas!
Laura G on Nov 8, 2020
I heard it is good
Chih-Hung H on Nov 6, 2020
best choice
haotian j on Nov 2, 2020
Highly rated product
Brian R on Oct 30, 2020
Great Wireless headphone that has received glowing reviews from many reviewers and online websites.
Yolanda C on Oct 30, 2020
Seems to be the most advanced wireless headphones with audiophile level sound. <br />Specifically I was interested in the comfort, long battery time and again above all - sound quality.
Veedme L on Oct 22, 2020
Recommended by a co-worker
Donna P on Oct 14, 2020
All the great reviews online pointed me to this model.
Jose S on Oct 5, 2020
superb reviews let see if they live up to them
ROLANDO H on Sep 3, 2020
Top rated headphones with a lot of positive reviews.
M A on May 8, 2022
Recommended by friend
Tuyen D on Dec 15, 2021