Sony has been producing excellent noise-cancelling headphones for years, and its latest high-end option is the WH-1000XM4. Despite its horrible name, the headphones offer incredible isolation and sound quality, and now they are at their lowest price yet: $278.00.
You're probably surfing Prime Day for some sweet tech deals, and audio equipment is no exception. Sony's WH-1000XM4s are the top of the line in Bluetooth audio, and their price reflects that — though today that price is a little bit lower. The XM4s are on sale for $298 ($52 off), plus you get a free $25 gift card from Amazon.
Whether you're at home or on the go, having a pair of noise-cancelling headphones makes it easier to block out distractions while focusing on the sounds you choose. Sony's new WH-1000XM4 include top-of-the-line ANC, multi-device pairing, and all-day battery life. The headphones normally retail for $349.99, but you can get them for 30% right now from Verizon — as long as you're willing to buy two other accessories, too.
Sony has been making noise-canceling headphones for years, and it's gotten pretty good at it. We had very few complaints about Sony's WH-1000XM3 headphones, so there wasn't much to fix in the latest iteration. Still, Sony listened to customer feedback and made several notable improvements in the new WH-1000XM4. They still sound phenomenal, but Sony added wear detection, some new Bluetooth tricks, and made the noise cancelation even more effective. At the same time, the XM4s look almost identical to the last-gen headphones. They don't look ugly or cheap, but the design isn't as striking as I'd expect from the best noise-canceling headphones on the market.
Noise-canceling headphones are no longer rare—you can even get a passable pair for well under $100 now. However, Sony still makes some of the best over-ear Bluetooth headphones money can buy, and now Sony is ready to take your money for the new WH-1000XM4 cans. These headphones look very similar to the popular WH-1000XM3s, but Sony added a few new features, and improved noise-canceling. Pre-orders are up today for $350, the same as the XM3s at launch.
Sony's WH-1000XM3 headphones (above) are among the best when it comes to over-the-ear Bluetooth audio, and it looks like the successor will be launching soon. Just a few weeks ago, a teardown of the Sony's Headphones Connect app uncovered some features that the upcoming WH-1000XM4would bring. Now, a listing for the 1000XM4 has appeared on Walmart's website.
Sony's WH-1000XM3 headphones are pretty much the gold standard for over-ear Bluetooth noise-canceling headphones, topping the recommendation lists everywhere, including here. Building upon everything Sony's accomplished (including the derpy name), details surrounding the upcoming WH-1000XM4have leaked courtesy of a teardown of Sony's Headphones Connect app.