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Five-star Sony WF-1000XM4 headphones down to lowest price ever for Black Friday

Sony WF-1000XM4 Black Friday
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In our opinion, the Sony WF-1000XM4 are the best true wireless earbuds around, but being a premium pair of headphones, they don't come cheap. Thankfully, Black Friday Week has just kicked off and there's already an excellent deal to be had on these top-performing in-ears at Amazon, saving you £51. It's their first major discount and the lowest price we've seen since launch.

Sony WF-1000XM4

Sony WF-1000XM4 £250 £199 (save £51) at Amazon
Put simply, the Sonys are the complete package – fantastic all-rounders that look great, sound great, and do everything you could ask of them. Battery life is eight hours per charge, they're nice to use and their ANC is arguably the best in the business. Five Stars

The WF-1000XM4 succeeded the WF-1000XM3, and they are an improvement in every way, with better noise cancelling, added water resistance and superior sound quality. They even throw some new features in to the mix.

There's wireless charging, for one thing, which is a step up from their predecessors. Their battery life is also an improvement on the XM3 (eight hours from the buds, plus 16 from the carry case), as is the IPX4 water resistance (able to withstand "splashing from any angle"). New ear tips provide a more secure fit while being more comfortable, and the Speak to Chat feature lets you talk to someone while still wearing the earbuds – just start chatting, and it kicks in automatically. 

A new processor makes for better noise cancellation while also improving sound quality. Songs sound audibly better – bass clarity is stunning, and the sense of rhythmic precision lets the headphones switch pace effortlessly.

So, a real step up from the XM3 in almost every regard. We not only gave the new XM4 earbuds five stars when we reviewed them, but they also won best wireless earbuds over £150 at the What Hi-Fi? Awards 2021. If you don't want to compromise on your headphone choice but do fancy a nice saving, then this has to be among our pick of the best Black Friday headphones deals.


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Mary is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi? and has over a decade of experience working as a sound engineer mixing live events, music and theatre.