The Sony WH-1000XM4 deliver excellent noise-cancellation and surprising sound quality all in a lightweight, comfortable design. While they don’t look significantly different from their predecessors, a number of new features including multipoint pairing, DSEE Extreme upscaling, conversational awareness and auto-play/pause using a built-in sensor all help the WH-1000XM4 claim the title of best headphones in 2021.
By every possible metric, the Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Headphones are a wonderful pair of wireless noise-cancelling headphones. That’s why they’re our pick for the best headphones of 2021. They deliver exactly what they promise and then some thanks to their exceptional noise cancellation and cutting-edge codec support.
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