Sony WH-1000XM5 too expensive? Don't worry, the XM4 are a bargain at $260

Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones
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Sony's WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones aren't the newest model around anymore, but like a fine wine, their appeal seems to only get better with age, especially at just $260 at Woot.

In our WH-1000XM4 review, we gave them five stars, highlighting their impressively detailed, dynamic sound, their awesome timing, and how lightweight and comfortable they sat on the ears. If the newer WH-1000XM5 are a bit rich for you, the XM4 are still a fantastic, not to mention more affordable choice.

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Sony WH-1000XM4 were $350, now $260 at Woot (save $90)
These comfortable and lightweight headphones offer up sensational audio quality. Plus, you get good noise-cancelling and battery life. At just $260, this is a great price for these former What Hi-Fi? Award-winners.

Sony has been making excellent wireless headphones for a while, and the WH-1000XM4 are certainly one of its biggest successes. We gave these headphones five stars in our review, and we love their performance and features. At just $260, these headphones aren't just high-quality, they are a great value too.

These headphones sport ANC and voice and touch controls and have 30 hours of battery life. They don't support aptX or aptX HD Bluetooth codecs, but they do support LDAC for high-quality audio streaming from a compatible device. They also support multipoint so you can have two sources connected simultaneously.

When it comes to audio quality, the XM4 manage to sound nuanced, detailed and dynamic, while bass feels appropriately punchy. Timing is excellent, and the treble is particularly refined. Put simply, the audio quality of these headphones is excellent.

If you're looking for a new pair of premium wireless headphones at a great price, the Sony's XM4 are a great choice at $260.


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Ruben Circelli

Ruben is a long-time freelance consumer technology and gaming journalist, and was previously a Staff Writer at What Hi-Fi?. Since 2014, Ruben has written news, reviews, features, guides, and everything in-between at a huge variety of outlets that include Lifewire, PCGamesN, GamesRadar+, TheGamer, Twinfinite, and many more. Ruben's a dedicated gamer, tech nerd, and the kind of person who misses physical media. In his spare time, you can find Ruben cooking something delicious or, more likely, lying in bed consuming content.