Better late than never but they finally arrived and that long naming scheme needs to change Sony… So I have tested these out for some time now and you most likely have seen many reviews but how do they stand almost a year later on with a really hot market out there? Well lets say they are still great, A fantastic pair of headphones if you are willing to part the money due to the cost to performance ratio dropping all the time there is fierce competition out there and some coming in for less still put it up to the established headphone champion. Last year I tested out their WX1000 XM3 earbuds and again they are a great product to have at your disposal and the same can be said for these headphones.

Comfort and fit here is nice I found my cups really soft but these where a review unit and not sure if the cups where softer than they really are on first purchase but overall they where comfy and nice on the ears blocking much of the outside world, the do have a ratchet style arm extension and nice movement on the cups too which all makes for a better more comfortable fit for the user.

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The Sony WH-1000XM4

Controls are great and there is no buttons to play with we have got gesture controls which worked really well in my testing and did not note and swipes missed which was surprise and nice to see and perhaps the gesture based controls might be a better way forward for the industry but buttons would of course still appeal to many but having the technology there today shows what can be done if executed right which what Sony has done here. You have a;ll the features you need to keep you from your phone and have just two buttons on the headphones and we go into this in out video review below and we take a look at the app.

When it comes to the most important part which is how they sound they do deliver, they are loud the ANC is great and ideal for watching movies and more in my usual testing with such and You Tube and Netflix I was extremely happy with how they performed and having the app behind you allows you to enhance your experience for the better..

Overall these are a great pair of headphones and easy to recommend if you want to shed out a bit extra today as the competition has got so good the feature set here can be found on other headphones but the ANC factor here is one hard to contend with.

By Jim O Brien/CEO

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