Black Friday 2023 – The Sony WH-1000XM4 “5-star” nomadic headset at €228.85 (-15%)

How do you follow up on a product that has received such dazzling critical and commercial triumph as the Sony WH-1000XM3? This is a very difficult question, to which the aptly named WH-1000XM4 finds a nice answer.

We would be hard-pressed to criticize the Sony WH-1000XM4 for its extreme similarity to the WH-1000XM3. The eldest was already extremely close to a certain form of perfection, and with small functional adjustments, often minimal, sometimes notable (the multipoint Bluetooth connection, finally!), the younger one naturally takes over as the benchmark for headsets. wireless noise reduction. The only precaution to take before purchasing: make sure that you will not be inconvenienced by a sound that is certainly remarkably precise and musical, but with a very pronounced inclination towards bass.

Points forts

  • Excellent sound definition, dynamic and musical restitution.
  • Incredibly precise treble, very spacious soundstage.
  • Among the best active noise reduction available.
  • Comfort, top-notch manufacturing quality.
  • Great autonomy.
  • Full, responsive touch controls.
  • Connexion Bluetooth multipoint.

Weak points

  • A few decibels too many in the bass.

NB: The reported price drop is calculated by comparing the lowest price of the day with the average of the lowest prices charged by all merchants for the product last month, with security rules to exclude the prices of stores whose the VAT policy is not clear (so-called “gray” stores, typically in the case of imports from China).

An alternative

Spearhead of JBL’s range of nomadic headphones, the Tour One M2 had to be exemplary. A successful bet since the headset manages to rise to the level of the best on the market. Top-notch noise reduction, extreme sensations of comfort, incredible autonomy, controlled sound reproduction… nothing is missing. Good job!

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