A great set of noise-canceling headphones is always a great purchase, whether you want to drown out the season’s noise or crank up your favorite holiday tunes, and now is the time to take advantage of some great Black Friday headphone deals. From a quiet night at home to a noisy day out and about, Sony makes some of the best headphones out there, perfect for listening to your favorite music or podcasts in any environment.
For this Black Friday, the company’s WH-1000XM4 (a name that really only rolls off the tongue, right?) active noise cancelation (ANC) Bluetooth headphones are currently available at Amazon for 21 percent off, so now is the perfect time to pick up one of the game’s best sets of ANC headphones.
The WH-1000XM4 has a lot to love, starting with sound; these, after all, are headphones. The WH-1000XM4 has outstanding sound quality. With solid performance across highs, mids, and bass, they’re rich and detailed. The highs aren’t too dull, the bass isn’t too dull, and the mids aren’t washed out at all, as you’ll find in some headphones. The sound quality is the single most important factor for any set of headphones, and these are uniformly excellent.
The WH-1000XM4 is the first-of-the-line noise-canceling system. These are the headphones to get if you need to keep the outside world’s noise outside of your ears. And there’s an audio pass-through function that activates when you hold a hand over the right ear cup if you need to let some sound in from your environment. In any loud environment where you really need to tune things out, these headphones are perfect for use.
There’s battery life, finally. Sony says that up to 30 hours of battery life is possible from WH-1000XM4. Whether you use features such as audio passthrough and the built-in Alexa functionality often, and more the actual time will vary depending on how loud you keep the volume.
There are little things as well. Using Bluetooth 5.0, the WH-1000XM4 connects to your devices, enabling faster, more stable wireless connections. The multipoint Bluetooth capabilities also allow you to jump more quickly from device to device. Finally, Amazon’s Alexa assistant, as mentioned, is built into the headphones, allowing you to use it to play music, get information, and more.