70points
42points

Sony WH-1000XM2

82points
48points

Sony WH-1000XM4

Sony WH-1000XM2
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Sony WH-1000XM2 vs Sony WH-1000XM4

Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM4

Why is Sony WH-1000XM2 better than Sony WH-1000XM4?

  • 8h longer battery life
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    38hvs30h
  • 0.3m longer cable
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    1.5mvs1.2m

Why is Sony WH-1000XM4 better than Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
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  • 0.9 newer Bluetooth version
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    5vs4.1
  • 0.2mm bigger driver unit
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    40mmvs39.8mm
  • 1h shorter charge time
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    3hvs4h
  • Has voice prompts
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  • Has USB Type-C
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  • Has voice commands
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Price comparison

Sony WH-1000XM2

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM2 AmazonSONY Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Hea...SONY Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Headset WH-1000XM2 BM (Black) Japan Domestic Genuine Products
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$407.54
Sony WH-1000XM2 AmazonSONY Wireless noise canceling stereo hea...SONY Wireless noise canceling stereo headset WH-1000XM2 NM (CHAMPAGNE GOLD)(International version/seller warrant)
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$298.99
Sony WH-1000XM2 AmazonSony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000X...Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM2: Over Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone - Hi Res Audio and Active Sound Cancellation - Black (2017 model)
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$349.35
Sony WH-1000XM2 AmazonSony WH-1000XM2/B Wireless Bluetooth Noi...Sony WH-1000XM2/B Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Hi-Fi Headphones (Renewed)
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$249.99
Sony WH-1000XM2 AmazonSony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000X...Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM2: Over Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone - Hi Res Audio and Active Sound Cancellation - Gold (2017 model)
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$349.99
Sony WH-1000XM2 AmazonSony WH1000XM2 Premium Noise Cancelling ...Sony WH1000XM2 Premium Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones ? Black (WH1000XM2/B) (Renewed)
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$189.99

Sony WH-1000XM4

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM4 AmazonSony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leadin...Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control, Black
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$278.00
Sony WH-1000XM4 AmazonSony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leadin...Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control, Silver
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$278.00
Sony WH-1000XM4 pricegrabberSony WH1000-XM4/B wireless noise cancell...Sony WH1000-XM4/B wireless noise cancelling headphone (black)
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$278.00
Sony WH-1000XM4 pricegrabberSony WH1000-XM4/S wireless noise-cancell...Sony WH1000-XM4/S wireless noise-cancelling headphones
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$278.00
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressSony wh 1000xm4 Noise Cancelling Headpho...Sony wh 1000xm4 Noise Cancelling Headphones Bluetooth headset with Microphone
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$345.26
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressSony wh 1000xm3/1000xm2/1000xm4 Noise Ca...Sony wh 1000xm3/1000xm2/1000xm4 Noise Cancelling Headphones Over Ear Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone
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$219.60
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressSuper Thick Soft Memory Foam Ear Pads Cu...Super Thick Soft Memory Foam Ear Pads Cushion For Sony WH-1000XM3 WH-1000XM4 Headphones Perfect Quality, Not Cheap Version
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$15.20
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpress1.3m Headphone Cable with MIC for Sony W...1.3m Headphone Cable with MIC for Sony WH-1000XM2 WH-1000xm3 WH-1000xm4 WH-H900N 800 MDR-1A MDR-1000X Upgraded AUX Cable Cords
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$5.32
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressODM Earpads for Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphon...ODM Earpads for Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphones
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$3.99

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM4
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has an over-the-ear form
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM4
Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.
3.has a detachable cable
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM4
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.sweat resistance
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Sony WH-1000XM4
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
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Sony WH-1000XM4
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.can be folded
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Sony WH-1000XM4
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

Sound quality

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

40000Hz

40000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
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Sony WH-1000XM4
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
5.has a neodymium magnet
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Sony WH-1000XM4
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Power

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
2.has a rechargeable battery
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Sony WH-1000XM4
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
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Sony WH-1000XM4
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
5.Has USB Type-C
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM4
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
6.has a removable battery
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM4
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Sony WH-1000XM4
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM4
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
5.Has Bluetooth aptX
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM4
Bluetooth aptX is an audio codec used for transmitting hi-resolution audio wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices. Developed by Qualcomm, the aptX audio technology includes variations such as aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, and aptX Adaptive.
6.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM4
Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM4
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.has a noise-canceling microphone
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM4
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.control panel placed on a device
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM4
There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
4.Has an in-line control panel
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Sony WH-1000XM4
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
5.Has voice prompts
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM4
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
6.has a mute function
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM4
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

Price comparison

Sony WH-1000XM2

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM2 AmazonSONY Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Hea...SONY Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Headset WH-1000XM2 BM (Black) Japan Domestic Genuine Products
Amazon logo
$407.54
Sony WH-1000XM2 AmazonSONY Wireless noise canceling stereo hea...SONY Wireless noise canceling stereo headset WH-1000XM2 NM (CHAMPAGNE GOLD)(International version/seller warrant)
Amazon logo
$298.99
Sony WH-1000XM2 AmazonSony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000X...Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM2: Over Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone - Hi Res Audio and Active Sound Cancellation - Black (2017 model)
Amazon logo
$349.35
Sony WH-1000XM2 AmazonSony WH-1000XM2/B Wireless Bluetooth Noi...Sony WH-1000XM2/B Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Hi-Fi Headphones (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$249.99
Sony WH-1000XM2 AmazonSony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000X...Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM2: Over Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone - Hi Res Audio and Active Sound Cancellation - Gold (2017 model)
Amazon logo
$349.99
Sony WH-1000XM2 AmazonSony WH1000XM2 Premium Noise Cancelling ...Sony WH1000XM2 Premium Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones ? Black (WH1000XM2/B) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$189.99

Sony WH-1000XM4

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM4 AmazonSony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leadin...Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control, Black
Amazon logo
$278.00
Sony WH-1000XM4 AmazonSony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leadin...Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control, Silver
Amazon logo
$278.00
Sony WH-1000XM4 pricegrabberSony WH1000-XM4/B wireless noise cancell...Sony WH1000-XM4/B wireless noise cancelling headphone (black)
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$278.00
Sony WH-1000XM4 pricegrabberSony WH1000-XM4/S wireless noise-cancell...Sony WH1000-XM4/S wireless noise-cancelling headphones
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$278.00
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressSony wh 1000xm4 Noise Cancelling Headpho...Sony wh 1000xm4 Noise Cancelling Headphones Bluetooth headset with Microphone
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$345.26
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressSony wh 1000xm3/1000xm2/1000xm4 Noise Ca...Sony wh 1000xm3/1000xm2/1000xm4 Noise Cancelling Headphones Over Ear Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone
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$219.60
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressSuper Thick Soft Memory Foam Ear Pads Cu...Super Thick Soft Memory Foam Ear Pads Cushion For Sony WH-1000XM3 WH-1000XM4 Headphones Perfect Quality, Not Cheap Version
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$15.20
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpress1.3m Headphone Cable with MIC for Sony W...1.3m Headphone Cable with MIC for Sony WH-1000XM2 WH-1000xm3 WH-1000xm4 WH-H900N 800 MDR-1A MDR-1000X Upgraded AUX Cable Cords
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$5.32
Sony WH-1000XM4 aliexpressODM Earpads for Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphon...ODM Earpads for Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphones
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$3.99

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