Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones next to magazines on a wood bench

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Opinion post by
C. Scott Brown

Sony’s premium line of active noise-cancelling (ANC) headphones are some of the most popular on the market. Naturally, I couldn’t resist picking up 2021’s Sony WH-1000XM4. Although we’ve seen the excellent WH-1000XM5 hit shelves since, I haven’t upgraded simply because I love the XM4 so much.

There aren’t too many days in which these headphones don’t go on my head. I use them pretty much all day while working, whether I’m on a video call or listening to focus-oriented music while I write. I certainly wear them anytime I travel, whether by plane, train, or even car (as a passenger, obviously). Even on the weekends, I’ll throw them on while I’m busying myself around the house and need a good soundtrack.