Sony is already setting a benchmark in noise reduction headphones with its WH-1000XM3 hailed by the editorial staff. The Japanese find a way to do even better with their recent WH-1000XM4. You can take advantage of the first price drop on this excellent headset, with an 8% discount for Black Friday.
In Short :
- Even better sound reproduction and noise reduction.
- Bluetooth 5.0 and multipoint connection.
- A huge battery life of up to 30 hours.
The Sony WH-1000MX4 is, on the surface, identical to the WH-1000MX3, with a sleek design, thought to be as comfortable as it is stylish when worn. The plastic design is of very good quality and its folding structure makes it an easy to carry helmet. Its circum-aural format offers very comfortable ear cups that leave room for your ears to avoid compressing them. The headband allows it to adapt to most body types and the padded layer that complements it reduces pressure on the top of the head.
Each headset has a 40 mm diameter transducer capable of broadcasting frequencies from 20 to 20,000 Hz, 20 to 40,000 Hz in Bluetooth LDAC and from 4 to 40,000 Hz in wired. The sound rendering is warm and knows how to immerse us in our music. Highs and mids are perfectly mastered and know how to occupy the space they are due, if not a little more. They make a statement, even against deep, punchy bass. The separation of the instruments is crystal clear, we can appreciate every nuance, every instrument with precision. For even more customization, don’t hesitate to go through the app which offers an equalizer. It also offers fine control over noise reduction.
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The latter really stands out from the competition with a perfectly mastered technology. Sony therefore offers noise reduction on 20 levels, including one dedicated to wind. In order not to be totally asocial in the open space or to listen to music without losing hearing the children playing in their rooms, the Japanese offers a noise reduction mode that lets voices pass.
Finally, its autonomy is impressive, count a good thirty hours with the noise reduction activated.